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

Technology Leadership Development Survey

Donovan Leadership conducted a series of one-on-one interviews with fifty Australian and international key opinion leaders to better understand the development needs of technology leaders. The research was motivated by the belief that they are a critical group to nurture, given the increasing reliance of businesses on technology.

The responses from this group of industry leaders have shaped the program offered by Donovan Leadership, with the following key features:

  • Focus on real world business results while building skills
  • Coaching concentrates on communication with key people, ie clients, managers, teams, peers etc
  • A structured program designed around a set of stretch objectives
  • A mixture of theory and practice

Click here to download a copy of the research report into the development needs of technology leaders.… Read more