VACCHO Executive, Sheree Lowe on why the strongest leaders don’t have all the answers

There’s a lot of vulnerability that comes with being a leader, and one that we see consistently is the inaction leaders sit in when they don’t know the answers. They think that “when I have more experience, or I’ve been here, in this role a little longer, then I’ll have the answers.” But the truth is, the strongest leaders don’t have all the answers. That’s what I discussed with Sheree Lowe, Executive Director, Social [...]

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s CEO, Dermot O’Gorman on how a hopeful mindset fuels bigger picture thinking and motivates teams

Hope.  It’s usually reserved for 11th hour miracles and when you’ve surrendered to exhausting all options. Broad hopeful thinking doesn’t create change however, used strategically, hope can supercharge your bigger picture and your energy on a daily basis.  That’s what I discussed with Dermot O'Gorman, CEO of World Wildlife Fund on our Leading Generous Teams podcast this week.  Dermot is a global sustainable development leader with 25 years’ experience in envisioning, ideating, and implementing [...]


In today’s episode we have an invitation for you. We’d love to take you behind the scenes of how we leverage neuroscience to fuel behaviour change in the workplace. To lead today, it’s not just about equipping your team with the right technical skills, it’s about knowing how to fuel a helpful, encouraging, and productive culture, even during change. In our 45 minute workshop, we’ll fuel your mindset for a strong 2022 finish and [...]

Bank Australia’s Chief Impact Officer, Sasha Courville on confidence rather than comfort during change.

One of the biggest lessons for people working in leadership and for-purpose roles is the need to be able to navigate uncertainty and work within ambiguity.  The stock standard advice is to learn how to get comfortable during change. But that’s outdated thinking. The landscape has shifted and we’re living in a constant state of change. Rather than wanting to get comfortable, it’s time to get confident during change.  That’s what I discussed with [...]

Smith Family CEO, Doug Taylor on why proactive reflection gives you access to untapped resources for strong leadership + strong team culture

Reflection feels like a void, or a nice idea that other people have time for. But not leaders who are working in spaces where social opportunities never end and the resources are already stretched.  But did you know that reflection can give you access to untapped resources and better decision making in as little as 30 seconds? That’s what I discussed with Doug Taylor. CEO of The Smith Family on our Leading Generous Teams [...]

Red Cross’ Bec Ridings on giving humanitarian leaders an edge

What advice would you give a humanitarian leader who’s in the thick of change? A leader who spends their days seeking and promoting human welfare, bringing aid to those in need, alleviating suffering, and maintain and protect human dignity. That’s some pretty heavy stuff. And yet, that’s who Bec Ridings, Organisation Development Lead of Red Cross, supports on a daily basis. We went deep with Bec on our Leading Generous Teams podcast this week [...]

Foodbank’s CEO, Brianna Casey, on why providing 86 million meals needs a leader with boundaries + personal policies

What happens when you lead a team that delivers 86 million meals to charities across Australia every single year? You quickly learn how to set boundaries and personal policies.  That’s what I discussed with Brianna Casey, CEO of FoodBank on our Leading Generous Teams podcast this week.  Brianna is the CEO of Foodbank Australia, the country’s largest hunger relief organisation. Brianna joined Foodbank in July 2016, following her successful term as CEO of Australian [...]

GreenPeace CEO, David Ritter, on the role of detachment for bigger impact

Detachment gets a bad reputation. People assume it means caring less. But as we learned from our conversation from David Ritter, CEO of GreenPeace Australia Pacific , detachment can bring the perspective you need to focus on making the most impactful decisions. That’s what I discussed with David on our Leading Generous Teams podcast this week. David leads a talented and determined team campaigning to fulfill Greenpeace's mission to secure an earth capable of [...]

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