AHRI Brisbane Network Forum – Extraordinary Leadership

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Last night I was fortunate enough to attend an AHRI Network Forum in Brisbane about Extraordinary Leadership with nearly 30 other great HR professionals.

The key speaker, Sonia McDonald from LeadershipHQ spoke about the concepts surrounding the ‘Extraordinary Leader’.

For me personally leadership can mean different things to different people depending what environment you are working in.  My take-aways from last night included:

  • Are leaders born or made?
  • Leadership development starts with the ‘Why’
  • What difference do leaders make?
  • A lot of decisions by leaders are based on emotions, in the first instance.
  • Leadership development needs to be aligned to the values, culture and strategy of the organisation.
  • The power of reflection reinforces leadership learning.
  • Focus on strengths to build weaknesses.
  • The metaphor of a ‘tent’ symbolises the different capabilities required by leaders (Zenger Folkman).

Finally, serious networking with a group of great Brisbane HR professionals and the news of an exciting leadership toolkit to be launched in Brisbane soon.

Graphics: MBA Knowledge Base

About the Author. To fulfil his professional and personal career aspirations, Tony Wiggins created ‘The HR Architect’ brand in 2009.  With a well-grounded focus and passion for HR, he thrives on working across his networks as a thought leader in ‘making a difference’ in the HR arena.

Tony Wiggins is the Founder and UX Editor of Saturday Shoutout!!! and The HR Architect ConnectTony utilises the blog ‘The HR Architect’ as a social media network and platform that empowers HR professionals to network, assist and support one another, spanning different countries, subcultures and niches.

Contact Tony at thehrarchitect@optusnet.com.au or @tonywiggin on Twitter.


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