Are you losing sleep over funding?

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Is funding, or more so the financial sustainability of your organisation, idea or project keeping you awake at night? If you have been reliant on government funding to exist over the past years you’ll know, without a doubt that the marketplace is shifting. Some funding categories have even opened up to commercial tender and let’s face it a small Non …

#1 Flying pigs at number 20

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This is the first of who knows how many weekly posts. Posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through your week. Perhaps you may not consider yourself as a leader and in the land of the ‘tall poppy’ it’s quite likely that you don’t. But for just a moment let yourself embrace the idea of you as a …

Moving into flow

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Sunday morning, bubble and squeak for breakfast (let’s face it, it’s a very thinly disguised opportunity to eat hot chips in the morning, deconstructed though they may be). As I scrolled through my Facebook feed I came to a post by my friend Sara Foley (check out Sara’s work here) which opened a stream of much needed wisdom, unblocking some …

The timing is always right

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Did you ever wonder what life would be like if you had met that person back then, or said that thing when you’d thought of it, taken that course on that date or got on the bus there and then. Did you ever criticise yourself for taking so long to get ‘over it’?  For saying ‘that’ thing, or foolish for …

WHY DO PEOPLE GIVE? It’s all about the connection

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Recently I spoke with Violeta whom I met recently on Facebook (of all places) and we had a conversation about why she gives. Violeta is a self-employed communication consultant who only recently left the world of being employed to start her own company.  She is of Argentinian heritage, does subscribe to religion (though tells me that her husband is the …

The difference between passion and ‘what matters’

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As I’ve been asking people ‘what matters’ so often these days I’ve noticed that others often step in and do a translation to this pressing question. Invariably they will say things like: “you know, what matters most to you?”, “what’s important to you?” or “what do you value?” But rarely do they say “what are you passionate about”. I’ve thought …

Why does WHAT MATTERS matter2?

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Over the past decades I’ve approached community disadvantage from many different angles. I’ve worked on the ground, delivered education projects, managed a not for profit, called myself a consultant and from that platform researched, created strategy, asked questions and observed.  I’ve played a role in attracting large amounts of funding, brought entities together, produced events from very limited resource pools …

Why I love regional Australia

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When the Regional Australia Institute called for ‘returners’, (that is people who grew up in the country, moved to the big smoke and returned) to participate in a research project I almost jumped down the phone line in anticipation of being part of the project. Talking point: Returning to Regional Australia, Regional Australia Institute 2014 There are so many things …