Why your pond?

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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, …

Stop planning, start doing.

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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 …

#15 Flying Pigs at Number 20

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Week 15 of posts to inspire you through the week. Copy the format, engage in the content, learn and grow. We are all on a journey, why not make it a conscious one.  Below:  Leadership, What Matters, Community, Work/Life balance and The Week Ahead.  But first… I’ve been thinking a lot about CHANGE, in particular leading in times of change …

Leadership Conversations; Michelle Jarrett, don’t call me a leader

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I was so excited when Michelle Jarrett (Lulu), a prominent member of my local community and proud Gumbaynggirr woman agreed to do this interview.  While Michelle doesn’t consider herself a leader my observation is she is a person who has a very strong presence in the local community.  A go to person for both people within, and external to the …

Why do people give?

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As the festive season, “the time of giving” draws horrifically closer I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my motivations for giving and donating. I’ve been asking myself: * Is there a difference between giving and donating? * Why is giving important to me? * What motivates people to give, when and how? * And when is it OK to talk about giving – …

The unspoken impact of community events

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In an ever disconnected world I find great comfort when I see a poster for a humble community event.  The kind of event that is probably arranged by an exhausted committee of people who are driven by their purpose.  The kind of event that could involve a performance from the back of a truck and perhaps a collection of other activities that …