On Leadership

On Leadership

First listen to the podcast below: Reflections Anyone can be a leader, it’s a choice every single one of us can make.  Effective leadership is essential, whether in or outside organisations.  It is through leadership that we build a better tomorrow. We think of...
The importance of being positive

The importance of being positive

There’s a quote in chapter 1 of Lead Like Mary that I love: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizen can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” For me, that quote, from American cultural Anthropologist Margaret Meade,...
Inside Out

Inside Out

Anyone else struggle with imposter syndrome? Or self-confidence? These are my career demons. I often feel like a fraud. I think I should be able to ID more wildlife than I can and that I should be able to prescribe more conservation management than I am able or that...
Exercise 1

Exercise 1

Firstly, think of someone who has been a role model for you at some point in the past, or is now.  It could be anyone, a boss, colleague, friend, parent, teacher, or whoever, it could even be someone famous who you have not met but admire from afar.  The critical...
Exercise 2

Exercise 2

Secondly, think about this statement: ‘The leader I want to be…’ Draft a paragraph (not bullet points) answering that question.
Exercise 3

Exercise 3

You have seen Becky’s example of the middle circle in the Inside Out Leadership Model above. Think about the people you interact with on a daily basis and note them down. If it helps, you can split them in to personal and professional. Your circle is probably...