In October last year I set out to learn from podcasts.. I started with a couple of shows, added a few more, unsubscribed, added a few more again, and now have a selection I regularly listen to throughout the week. If you are considering listening to podcasts as a form of learning, either about leadership, personal development or other topic of interest, here is my current show list and why I listen to them.
No leadership truly exists in isolation of its context, and in the case of organisational leadership, leaders are influenced by and exist within the culture of the community the organisation serves. Leaders wishing to lead effective organisational cultures need to understand that they do so in the context of a bigger culture they are in.
If you are a leader, and you are leading some form of change either in your team or including or leading change across you organisation, ask yourself how much time is dedicated to putting people first, in the process of understanding and implementing transformative change. If you forgot the people, you can forget the process – it won’t stick long term.
If you are a leader, how do you care for others at work? How are you cared for? Leaders must understand how they help shape a culture of caring and support, where it is the norm to be supportive and create trust in a team.
When expressed in the extreme, positive leadership traits can become dark and overbearing. It can happen slowly, subtly, and without realising it you can damage the team culture and spirit. The more leaders can be aware of the possibility of expressing their darker side, the more likely they are to notice when it starts, and to choose to change their actions accordingly.
Taking courage to lead others is mainly an individual endeavour, but how can leaders enable their colleagues and teams to prepare for change and develop their own courage, especially for change they do not know is coming their way? How can leaders help overcome the impact of their courage, on others?
When was the last time you took a moment to celebrate your leadership? This short video highlights the importance of pausing to reflect on the impact your leadership has on others.
Educational leadership is critical to help systems across Australia meet the challenges faced by our current and future citizens. It is not merely the efforts of helping teachers be the best they can be in their craft, but it is the manner in which leaders interact with all across the organisation that helps sustain change efforts, ultimately helping to lift student outcomes. This is a summary of themes shared at the 2017 ACEL Conference – Respect the Past, Lead the Present, Shape the Future.
People bring their whole self to work, not just their personality. Aligning the right people to the right job requires leaders understand this reality.
How do you lead a team that draws on different values and move them collectively towards an end goal? Most often, it is through identifying shared values.