, , Alumni and Executive Connections Events 2018-19 - Leadership Academy events seek to provide an opportunity to tap into the collective knowledge and experience of fellow leaders across the sector to help meet the most compelling challenges of state government today. How Allowing For Failure Leads to Success - When Australian School of Business associate professor Gavin Schwarz and a colleague were invited into an organisation to help the firm implement major electronic data changes, the pair soon recognised that the desired change was never going to happen. The management team’s unbending attitude towards failure, or more accurately its complete lack of acceptance of failure as an option, smothered any chance of innovation, change or adaptability. - See more at: https://www.businessthink.unsw.edu.au/pages/effecting-change-how-allowing-for-failure-leads-to-success.aspx/?Category=Leadership&PageNumber=3#sthash.74duaBgX.dpuf Exclusive video: Leading in the Imagination Age - About My Brain Institute says we need a new type of leadership that focuses on encouraging creativity. Leadership Academy undergoes a refresh, realign and redesign - The Leadership Academy remains committed to supporting high performing executives to deliver on Premier’s priorities, build an inclusive and high performing culture and collaborate across the sector for the benefit of NSW citizens. Mentoring is good, but sponsoring is even better for women - In the drive to get more women into senior management roles in business, mentoring programs have proliferated both within organisations and across sectors. But the question remains – why haven't these mentoring relationships had a significant impact on the statistics? Preparing Ourselves for High Performance - Performance is probably the most common word in the business lexicon. We have performance indicators, performance management, business performance, personal performance and of course high performance. Performance is at the heart of what we strive to achieve as leaders – for ourselves our teams and our organisations.