ILP Guest Blog; Day 1

5 August 2013 By Libby Avram, Dept Premier and Cabinet

The view from the balcony: Igniting Leadership Day 1

Day one of the Igniting Leadership program and we have already learnt so much! The program kicked off with two contrasting, but inspirational speakers who have opened up the field of debate and put forward distinct understandings of what leadership means to them. 

This has given me much food for thought about what my particular 'brand' of leadership is and how this program might help me shape and refine it.  I also met so many interesting people with such diverse experiences to share.  So, along with ideas, networks are starting to form. 

A key question that seems to be occupying the group is the distinction between management and leadership and I wonder what conclusions we will draw at the end of the five days? In the meantime, the workplace challenge starts on day two, 'group therapy'.....