Starfish

Starfish

This week Barry looks at Mary’s first trait – her belief that her first role as a leader is to serve others and how it translates in to her feeling that she is doing truly important and worthwhile work which gives her, and those she leads a sense of purpose and the...
Potential

Potential

Back in week four we were thinking about the concept of servant leadership and empowering others. In my contribution for that week (“Starfish”), I shared with you my thoughts on how our emotive relationship with volunteers is often at odds with our relationship with...
Authenticity

Authenticity

Over the past couple of weeks, we have thought about how important it is to lead from the inside out, and the consequences of losing sight of this to power and position. This week I’d like to take a few moments to stop and think about what it means to be authentic and...
People watching

People watching

The conservation sector has its workplace issues just like any other. We’ve all been on the receiving end of behaviour characteristic of Bill, Sidney or somewhere in-between. We may have even exerted some of this behaviour ourselves. Even the most well-meaning of...