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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QUT ExecInsights – Martin Moore on Leadership and Organisational Culture

Exec Insights Episode with Martin Moore, CEO, CS Energy
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Changing the culture of an organisation is not for the faint-hearted leader is the message of Martin Moore, CEO of CS Energy in Queensland. It requires persistence and the ability to make sometimes heart-breaking decisions about moving people on. Martin shares his story and insights about change with host Kate Joyner.

Gaining the Creative Edge in Critical Situations

How Arts-based Learning Strengthens Agility in Professional Environments

Adapted from an original article by Grace Kirk.

Paramedics handle high-intensity situations on a daily basis. Traditionally, their training is technical and process-driven, so that ambulance officers can work together to save a life. For paramedic team leaders, a new set of challenges awaits them when they arrive back at the station. In an office, being reactive and action-oriented – traits usually respected in their field – can be detrimental to effective leadership.

In response to this tension, a team of QUT EX Creative Leadership experts is collaborating with the Queensland Ambulance Service to design and deliver the Classified Officers’ Development Program (CODP). Read more

Let’s get creative with leadership development!

There’s no doubting the fact that we live in a VUCA world – that’s Volatility, Uncertainly, Complexity and Ambiguity, just in case you were wondering (!) – where we need to build upon our resources to thrive (even still, merely to survive). The term VUCA is certainly applicable to the world we live in, but breaking this down even further, it is also crucial to the world we lead in. Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Charlotte Sangster – PSMP participant

We always love hearing the success stories from our women who have received a full scholarship. Charlotte Sangster received the Public Sector Management Program NGO full scholarship last year. Here she relates how the program has projected her career forward. Read more

QUT ExecInsights – Geoff Abbott on 3rd Generation Coaching

Exec Insights Episode with Dr Geoff Abbott
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If we have been in organisational life for any length of time, we will have experienced coaching. We may have had someone coach us, we may have been a coach ourselves to our team, or to colleagues, or we may have had some help from a professional coach. Read more

QUT ExecInsights – Aubrey Warren on Powerful Conversations

Exec Insights Episode with Aubrey Warren
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Do you feel there is a depth of connection among the people with whom you share your worklife? Leadership coach, lecturer and writer Aubrey Warren talks with host Kate Joyner about how to improve our skills in dialogue so that our organisations can achieve their goals, one conversation at a time.

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Why Leadership Training Fails – and what to do about it

Dr Brett Heyward

You know it in your gut. You’ve experienced it on several occasions – the blush of undergoing a leadership intensive, only to return to the workplace, and find yourself slipping back into the habits of a lifetime –  the “same ol’; same ol’.”  You know there is a better way, but you can’t muster what it takes to make it happen.

Veteran Harvard luminary, Michael Beer, and his fellow researchers, Finnstrom and Schrader nail “what goes wrong with leadership training” with this recent addition to the Harvard Business Review stable. Read more