Leadership Conversation with Paul Rizzo

The final exclusive leadership conversation for 2011, featured NAB board director, Paul Rizzo. This was another great opportunity to hear a practical view of leadership from a highly respected business leader in the company of other senior business and community leaders. Paul is a distinguished leader who has made a number of significant transitions in his career and he continues to take on new challenges. Paul shared some of the important career transitions he has embraced, his own leadership journey and the defining points in his career.… Read more

Leadership Conversation with Simon McKeon

2011 Australian of the Year, Simon McKeon shared his leadership journey and his passion for a more equitable world. Simon provided some valuable insights from his personal experience about how business leaders can make a difference in the corporate and broader community.

Simon shared his own leadership journey, the defining points in his career, his motivation for contributing so much of his time and energy to community activities and challenged business leaders to make a difference in the broader community.  This was a challenging, inspirational and insightful event – see the edited video highlights below.… Read more

Making a Difference in Timor Leste

This leadership roundtable was a great opportunity to hear from John Thwaites former Deputy Premier of Victoria and Peter McMullin, Deputy President, Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry, about the difference they are making in Timor Leste. We were inspired by the leadership that John and Peter are providing, particularly given the enormity of the challenge in Timor Leste. Senior business leaders who attended the leadership roundtable were pleased to connect with this important work. It was a timely reminder that we have it pretty good in Australia and that leadership is about making a difference.… Read more

Big Kahuna Leadership Survey 2009

The “Big Kahuna Leadership Survey” conducted by Donovan Leadership collects the views of fifty influential business and community leaders, with the dual aim of both countering the negative analysis in the market place about the Global Financial Crisis and providing an opportunity for a dialogue between leaders on what it will take to meet the challenges ahead.

We asked the Big Kahuna respondents the following three questions.

  • What is your key leadership challenge over the next twelve months?
  • What are the top 2-3 attributes that you and leaders around you need to meet those challenges?
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Leadership Conversation with Mark Ingram

The focus of this leadership conversation was an inspiring initiative called Business for Millennium Development (B4MD), which is a not for profit group aligned with the UN goal of alleviating poverty in the developing world. A number of key companies are already supporting this great initiative and the challenge is to engage more businesses in Australia. The Business for Millennium Development initiative challenges companies to find new business opportunities for the 21st century – using core business in a way that both contributes to the businesses commercial success and contributes to the goal of poverty alleviation.… Read more