Sitting upstairs at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, I found my
mind wandering from the task at hand of writing an elevator pitch
for my personal leadership brand.
Rather, I was reflecting on the words of the club's GM Phil
Clohesy, around Geelong's migration to the waterfront and it
blending into the Geelong lifestyle - this was easy to appreciate,
whilst gazing across the yachts and Corio Bay to the You Yangs.
Each week sees us building our tool kit of leadership insights,
knowledge and techniques. Today I added Pursuit of Passion from
A reoccurring theme amongst the talented local leaders we hear
from each week is Vision and Values.
Having a clear vision of where you are heading, and ensuring
your people are aligned to the values of the organisation, is a
corner stone to success.
Paige Williams' second visit had us contemplating happiness,
lifelong change, habit-forming rituals and being discerning about
where we put our effort, in order to get the best outcomes. There
are certainly some take-aways from this I'll be applying.
It all tied in well with Jayne Parker's novel activity to
demonstrate the process of change. By the end of it, the room was
in giggles and we were all pleased to know we were done!
It certainly set us thinking about what it feels like to go
through change, how much change you can manage and how to support
people through change. Its relevance really resonated with me in
today's world where the speed of change is ever increasing.
Our closing activity this week showcased what a diverse group we
are with each of us presenting our elevator pitch.
It was a refreshing insight, seeing snippets of our recent
learning woven into the pitches, highlighting our various
leadership styles and the range of organisations we represent
It brought home what a great program Activate is in the way it connects and
develops people across the Geelong community on multiple
I look forward to next Thursday.