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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Leadership Conversations: Hazel Theocharous, Empathy is key

kerrygrace-2014 Blog, Inspiring your community, Leadership

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/227451037″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] “A good leader is someone who has experienced what the people who are junior to them are going through.  A leader has to have an empathy and a synergy with the people they work with.” “An effective leader has to listen to their staff and their clients” Key points: * Listen * Get …

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#9 Flying Pigs at Number 20

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

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, …

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#5 Flying Pigs at Number 20

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Week 5 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.   …”The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.” Maya Angelou ‘Caged bird’ Full version here   Leadership Tips for Emerging Leaders  Well I …

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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 …