#9 Flying Pigs at Number 20

Week 9 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.            Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, …

#8 Flying Pigs at Number 20

Week 8 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.  ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all— And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard— And sore must be the storm— That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm— I’ve heard …

Engaging disengaged youth PART 3

If you’ve been following our posts about disengaged youth, and the project I’m developing to create a swag of school based traineeships you might be asking yourself WHY I’m bothering in the first place? I am the owner of a growing business, I have three children and I’m a busy lady.  Why bother getting into the trenches to involve myself in …

Leadership conversations: Narelle Lee, leading from the front

Join Kerry Grace for a conversation with Narelle Lee to explore her perspective on leading ‘from the front’. Narelle likes to be ‘out there in front doing the do’ finding satisfaction in delivering from the front.  She says; “being in the ‘front’ doesn’t mean you are taking all of the kudos, you are in the trenches helping them along rather …

#7 Flying Pigs at Number 20

#7 Flying Pigs at Number 20 Week 7 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.  These spiritual window-shoppers, who idly ask, ‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking. They handle a hundred items and put them down, shadows with no capital. What is spent is love and two eyes wet with weeping. But these …

#6 Flying Pigs at Number 20

Week 6 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.  When things fall apart The golden wings of opportunity swoop down To guide you. Because now’s your chance to fly To f*cking soar. To change direction. To go exactly where you want, for a change. Yes. Or— You can continue grasping for the already broken pieces. …

Moving into flow

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 …

Lost your mojo?

I’ve been talking a lot about finding your mojo lately. And with good reason.  I lost mine. Thing is, I’d actually lost my mojo quite a while ago, but it wasn’t until catastrophe struck that I noticed. I had a choice.  To lose myself to the story of the events that were happening.  (And I did that for a while, it didn’t …

Am I a leader?

How often do you ask yourself the question; “Am I a leader?” If you work in the community sector chances are you don’t ask the question very often, if ever. And why would you? Leaders are the first ones with their heads on the chopping block, they have big decision to make, they are the meat in the sandwich wedged between …

When working for the Dole works

You know Work for the Dole is working when you overhear a group participant telling a friend they are at ‘work’. Note, the ‘at work’ statement is NOT inter-changable with ‘at a course’, ‘painting stupid walls’, ‘working for the dole’, ‘bored senseless’ or ‘volunteering’.  They declare they are at work, working and simultaneously imply a sense of belonging, being happy to be …