Wise Words from Women in Leadership

I’ve just returned home from speaking  on collaborative leadership at the 2nd Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2015.

Here I am doing my thang. I’m the small dark blob in the distance.

Suzi McAlpine speaking at the Public Section Women in  Leadership Summit, 2015 (Wellington, NZ)

For more on collaborative leadership in action, download my speech notes or register your interest for our upcoming workshops (see how at the bottom of this blog post).

What an inspiring bunch of women! And I’m talkin’ the delegates as well as the speakers. I learned so much and it was interesting to see some common themes emerge.

For instance, take opportunities when they present themselves – even if you’re not sure you’re ready for them, have all the skills, or if it just plain scares the bejeebers out of you.

And another common theme? Be yourself. I know authentic leadership is a trendy concept at the moment, but it’s so true. The best leaders (and in this case the best speakers) were unapologetically themselves. Sure, you might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but so what? Not everyone likes tea,  so you may as well be the best darn cup of tea you can be!

As usual I was tweeting up a storm whilst the speakers shared their wisdom.

Here are a few of my top tweeted tips from the summit:-

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Suzi McAlpine

Suzi McAlpine is a Leadership Development Specialist and author of the award-winning leadership blog, The Leader’s Digest. She writes and teaches about accomplished leadership, what magic emerges when it’s present, and how to ignite better leadership in individuals, teams and organisations. Suzi has been a leader and senior executive herself, working alongside CEOs and executive teams in a variety of roles. Her experience has included being a head-hunter, an executive coach, and a practice leader for a division at the world’s largest HR consulting firm. Suzi provides a range of services as a Leadership Development Specialist, including executive coaching, leadership workshops and development programmes for CEOs, leadership teams and organisations throughout New Zealand.

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