7 August 2013 By Aysen Gazi, Dept of Premier & Cabinet

Day two kicked off with us all congregating in the break room, sharing thoughts of day 1 and thoughts of what day 2 might bring - the ice has well and truly been broken!

Back to business after Louise's welcome - she certainly has the ability to get us all on track and engaged.  The YouTube video of 'The Dancing Man' and subsequent discussion certainly got us all chattering.  For those of us who had seen it before, it was very interesting to see the reactions of those who hadn't.  It's a great example of how a leader (dancing guy), went out on his own, and when his first follower approached, he brought him in and showed the way.  

Richard Dent spoke to us on the topic of Leadership Dissected.  We discussed the leadership styles of people including Julius Caesar, Nelson Mandela and the character Atticus Finch from the move 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.  Angela Rutter discussed with us values and the role of values in leadership.  

Our afternoon was filled with interaction, discussion and debate.  I have to say it is great to talk about the challenges we face in our roles, share ideas and offer advice, with the light bulb going off above each of our heads throughout the day.