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Move beyond overwhelm

kerrygrace-2014 Leadership, Our Blog

So many people I work with suffer overwhelm. More often than not it stems from a heart-felt desire to do amazing things, to cease suffering and to help everyone whilst precariously juggling self-care, family commitments and life. Overwhelm can do weird things to people too, it can create snappy tyrants, some just retreat and some ramp up the speed of …

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Death by call centre

kerrygrace-2014 Blog, Inspiring your community, Leadership

  I’m on hold. Just holding onto my sanity. I’ve carefully articulated my way through the voice recognition section, I’ve understood the consultants are on the phone, I’ve given in to waiting – I need a solution to the issue. Do you know that feeling? When life is whirling on around you and the call on hold goes on. And …

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Your emotions are your choice

kerrygrace-2014 Blog, Inspiring your community, latest-news, Leadership, Our Blog

None of my beliefs are likely to evoke as much dispute as this one… your emotions are your choice. Without fail people tell me that their emotions are ‘beyond their control’, that they should ‘let them happen naturally and not disturb them’ and you never know what external situations will prevail to change your emotional state. Now, the caveat I have …

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The system or the people?

kerrygrace-2014 Blog, Regional communities

I’m angry. What’s she raving about now you may ask? It’s something that’s been bugging me for a while.  A long while. I’ll let you in. As you may know I have a keen interest in adding value to government initiatives that have been designed to make the lives of everyday people better.  I’ve been involved in Work for the Dole …

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Why your pond?

kerrygrace-2014 Stories from your pond

I’m sure you’ve noticed my fascination with regional Australia – more specifically, the stories of people who live in the towns of regional Australia.  I’ve been collecting leadership stories for a while now (watch out for our iTunes podcast very soon) – but the towns are so utterly diverse and inspiring I decided I’d better share them as well. So, …

community

Stop planning, start doing.

kerrygrace-2014 Blog, Inspiring your community, Leadership, Philanthropy, funding and social investment, Regional communities, Thinking business

If I could distill just one thing from over 12 years consulting for communities it’s this; People in any community, no matter how disadvantaged already know how they want to live their lives. And that’s hard for an ‘expert’ to chew on.  Because we are paid to have the great ideas, right? One of the things that always irked me in …

2016 Kickstart My New Year

A resolution that sticks

kerrygrace-2014 Blog, Inspiring your community, latest-news, Leadership, Our Blog, Regional communities, Thinking business

Which best describes your approach to new year’s resolutions? 1. I’m a master – I set the challenge and follow through knowing it’s an excellent way to create change 2. I usually fall off the wagon around 3 January 3. Who are you kidding, I couldn’t even be bothered setting one 4. I waiver between all of the above.  Depends …

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15 weeks of leadership lessons

kerrygrace-2014 Blog, Leadership

Over the past 15 weeks I’ve been compiling much content about leadership in action.  There’s been interviews with leaders in business, conversations with people who I consider to be leaders in life, deep reflection of my own practice, much reading and ultimately regurgitation via our weekly FLYING PIGS AT NUMBER 20 post. This week I thought I’d do something a …