Meet Mary

Meet Mary

It might be good to recap on Bill and Sidney from last week, but if they’re still fresh in your mind skip to 7 minutes in when I introduce “Mary”. Reflections: Mary is a fictional character who is not based entirely on one leader I know.  Instead I...
Leading and influencing in the right way

Leading and influencing in the right way

I love it, but working in conservation isn’t easy. When you care deeply about the natural world, it’s hard to hear about the damage we humans are doing to the planet; whether it be plastic in the oceans, the global increase in CO2 emissions, or the decline of so many...
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...
Week 3 -Self-guided exercises

Week 3 -Self-guided exercises

Exercise 1: Based on what you have learnt so far right down three words that you believe describe Mary as a leader. Now look back at the week 1 exercise when you described the traits of your role model leader.  How closely did those traits reflect your description of...
Final thought…

Final thought…

Start a leadership learning and reflection journal now.  Use a paper notebook, the notes pages of Lead Like Mary or your electronic device, whatever works for you.  Start to use it for these weekly exercises, for your thoughts and questions, for inspirational quotes...