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Enhancing leadership, stretching and strengthening personal networks

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • "Give a Person a Fish, Feed them For a Day.

    Teach a person to Fish, Feed them For a Lifetime"

    Adapted from a Chinese proverb (Author and date unknown)

    Kouzes and Posner (2007) remind us that everyone has leadership potential and that the leader in all of us can be liberated if we engage in deliberate strategies to enhance our existing leadership capabilities. One of these strategies is networking (Grayson and Baldwin 2011). In this workshop participants will be invited to explore the extent and effectiveness of their current networks through a mind mapping activity and through the development of a visual representation of the connectedness of their network. This activity will introduce participants to the concept of the eco cycle to illuminate and strengthen their network, along with formulating an action plan to enhance their leadership development.

    Who is the workshop aimed at (e.g. those new to PD, anyone could attend)

    Anyone can attend who wants to enhance leadership and networking potential

    Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

    1. Participants will have explored the extent and effectiveness of your current networks and developed a visual representation to remind them of the power and potential of their network

    2. Action plan to stretch and strengthen the leadership potential through the power of networking

    References/Further Reading:

    Grayson, C and Baldwin, D 2007 Leadership Networking: Connect, Collaborate, Create John Wiley & Sons

    Kouzes, J.M. & Posner, B. Z. 2007 The Leadership Challenge 4th Edition Jossey-Bass. San Franscico

UOW Authors


  •   Brown, Angela M. (external author)
  •   Brown, Roy A. (external author)
  •   Middleton, Rebekkah

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Brown, A., Brown, R. & Middleton, R. (2012). Enhancing leadership, stretching and strengthening personal networks. Sydney:

Abstract


  • "Give a Person a Fish, Feed them For a Day.

    Teach a person to Fish, Feed them For a Lifetime"

    Adapted from a Chinese proverb (Author and date unknown)

    Kouzes and Posner (2007) remind us that everyone has leadership potential and that the leader in all of us can be liberated if we engage in deliberate strategies to enhance our existing leadership capabilities. One of these strategies is networking (Grayson and Baldwin 2011). In this workshop participants will be invited to explore the extent and effectiveness of their current networks through a mind mapping activity and through the development of a visual representation of the connectedness of their network. This activity will introduce participants to the concept of the eco cycle to illuminate and strengthen their network, along with formulating an action plan to enhance their leadership development.

    Who is the workshop aimed at (e.g. those new to PD, anyone could attend)

    Anyone can attend who wants to enhance leadership and networking potential

    Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

    1. Participants will have explored the extent and effectiveness of your current networks and developed a visual representation to remind them of the power and potential of their network

    2. Action plan to stretch and strengthen the leadership potential through the power of networking

    References/Further Reading:

    Grayson, C and Baldwin, D 2007 Leadership Networking: Connect, Collaborate, Create John Wiley & Sons

    Kouzes, J.M. & Posner, B. Z. 2007 The Leadership Challenge 4th Edition Jossey-Bass. San Franscico

UOW Authors


  •   Brown, Angela M. (external author)
  •   Brown, Roy A. (external author)
  •   Middleton, Rebekkah

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Brown, A., Brown, R. & Middleton, R. (2012). Enhancing leadership, stretching and strengthening personal networks. Sydney: