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Leading for Change

Principles for developing the skills and assurance to be a leader

What does leadership mean to you?

What kind of leader do you want to be?

What skills do you need

What are you already modelling?

Defining Moments - Women in Leadership

What does it mean for ethnic women to be leaders? Why does it matter?

Your reason for leading

The title, the glory, the money, it's my turn Make a difference, be of service, have more impact, a calling. What are your reasons?

Roles in Leadership

Blind follower - Does as is told By-stander - No responsibility Title holder - There for the glory Contributor - Thoughtful participant Change-maker - There to make a difference


What Skills does a leader need?

  • Complex problem solving

  • Critical thinking

  • Creativity

  • People management

  • Coordination with others

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Judgement and decision making

  • Service orientation

  • Negotiation

  • Cognitive flexibility

Drew Dudley TED Talk - Everyday Leadership

What represents the kind of leader you want to be?

What size pond do you want to play in?

Family and friends < community work < global

What does it mean to lead with...

  • Head

  • Heart

  • Hands

Questions to ask yourself

  • Does this represent what I stand for?

  • Would others agree?

  • Is this accurate portrait of who I want to be?

  • Does this inspire me?

3 Leadership Questions

  1. Who do you spend your time with?

  2. How diverse is your network?

  3. Are you brave enough to try new things?

What are you watching?

  • TED Talks


  • Podcasts

Margaret Hefferman - Dare to Disagree

Reflection Time

  • What stood out for you today?

  • What did you learn about yourself?

  • What actions will you take?

TED Talks with Flourish Message

Vision As Leader

Critical Thinking


  1. Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

  2. Quiet Susan Cain

  3. Playing Big by Tara Mohr

  4. Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg

  5. Big Magic Creative Living beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

  6. The confidence code by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

  7. What got you here won't get you there by Marshall Goldsmith

  8. Start with why by Simon Sinek

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