Discovering the leader you are and the leader you want to be

Jennifer St George

Jennifer St George

Jennifer St George has been managing businesses and leading teams for more than thirty years. As her career progressed, Jennifer realised she had been coaching her staff using the approach modelled by her first mentor and knew she could do better. Determined to delve deeper into the expertise of others, Jennifer enrolled into the QUT Leadership through Coaching and Mentoring program (LCAM) and has never looked back.

She shares with us insights from her personal journey of organisational change and self-discovery.

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Intuitive Leadership: Drawing from the well of unconscious intelligence

Intuition vs reasoning

Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer. – Robert Graves

Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. – Joyce Brothers

Much of the published commentary on leadership in recent decades has wrestled with the contentious concept of intuition. Theories and perspectives abound. Most commentators agree, however, that in an age of information overload, the best leaders draw from a deep well of unconscious intelligence at least as much as they rely on conscious, rational, evidence-based decision making.

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Developing leaders for the changing disability services sector

EPIC Assist leaders

EPIC Assist leaders undertaking the Emerging Leaders Program in the QUT Executive Education Centre

The National Disability Insurance Scheme has transformed the business landscape for the disability sector, requiring organisations to develop leaders who are agile, innovative and commercially savvy. However, non-profit and ‘for benefit’ provider organisations often struggle to make the business case for investment in leader development, as this can be seen as being at the expense of frontline delivery. That can be a risk to organisational vision and mission, as James Shepard pointed out in the Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Leadership Development: Five Things All Non-profits Should Know.    Read more

25 years on: How the Public-Sector Management Program shapes the leaders of tomorrow

John Currie - 25 Years teaching PSMP

John Currie – 25 Years teaching PSMP

In 2017, the Public Sector Management Program or PSMP as it is known celebrates it’s 25 year birthday. As an institution of Public Sector middle management training and professional development, the program prepares and upskills managers for personal and career success in the public sector and non-government organisational context. John Currie has been facilitating the program for 25 years and shares his knowledge, wisdom and experiences with us today to give us an insight into the history and future of the program.

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Bossy… Emotional… Too nice!

The concept for this year’s Women on the Move event was designed by Emily Trail.

Our 2017 Women on the Move event was held on August 1st with around 90 women from a range of business, government and university environments. 

We tackled the complex theme of Emotional Resilience and Positive Leadership highlighting the dilemma of women leaders who may be seen as ’too bossy, too emotional or too nice!!

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Building smart cities: from digital islands to the innovation matrix

Keynote speaker Mr. Brook Dixon, Managing Director of Delos Delta.

Smart cities seek to leverage technology, proactive governance, financial and capability resources, and the talents and networks of their citizens, to create livable, prosperous and future-oriented communities.

Participates as a ‘smart citizens’ explored smart city breakthroughs, digital transformations and the power of networking communities of excellence at this presentation and workshop.

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Innovative partnership with Arrow Energy

One of the great initiatives that the GSB team has been able to deliver in recent times was the Arrow Indigenous Leadership Program. QUT GSB partnered with Arrow Energy to deliver a customised leadership development initiatives to a group of Indigenous leaders from across all parts of Arrow’s operations.

The program combined intensive workshops, group projects, mentoring and an on-country cultural heritage tour hosted by traditional owners in Dalby. Indigenous leaders from across Queensland, including many from the Brisbane Council of Elders, participated as guest speakers and shared their wisdom and stories as resilient leaders of people. It was a great way of demonstrating the power of partnerships and alliances in driving positive change. 
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An amazing journey

Vanessa McCormack, Emerging Leaders Program participant.

It is with great pleasure that I share this story with you. A story shared with me from one of our top performing students, Vanessa McCormack. Vanessa was awarded the Women in Leadership Excellence Scholarship in 2014 and has gone on to complete the Graduate Certificate in Business in 2017.  

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An Amazing Journey – My QUT GSB experience…

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