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#4 Flying Pigs at number 20

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Week 4 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.  “I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me!”… (full version here) Dorothea Mackellar, My …

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Can leadership be taught?

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It doesn’t seem that long ago I was asked to deliver a workshop in leadership.  As I felt a little weird about delivering such content I agreed to work with the pre-prepared materials and diligently set about delivering the lesson. After lunch I’d reached my boiling point, I made a snide comment to my co-facilitator (who had passed the organisation’s learning …

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Are you losing sleep over funding?

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

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 …

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#1 Flying pigs at number 20

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

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 …

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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 …

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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 …