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Life is messy. And sometimes it gets out of balance.
So when we feel we are a bit out of kilter how do we begin to tackle this in order to best bring our best selves into our leadership work?
In this FSA conversation, Jen Buchanan and I chat about the 'humanness' we can bring to leadership.
To find out more about how Future Schools Alliance supports schools to explore and promote future focused schooling, head over to their website - https://futureschools.education
'In education, leaders have been the oxygen not just the mask'.
I was excited to be invited to speak about Ferocious Warmth with Richard Reid from the Headroom podcast in the UK this month.
In this conversation we take a deep dive into the concept of a 'Ferocious Warmth Leader'. Whether you're new to leadership or you're a seasoned pro there is something here for everyone.
Available through Spotify link below
If you missed the Afternoon with an Author webcast in August with Maree McPherson, here is the replay link where Maree and I discuss Ferocious Warmth.
We all need ferocious warmth in our lives right now – from our leaders and within ourselves.
What if you were told that your own Ignorant Truths are getting in the way of your progress?
What opportunities could exist if you owned your Ignorant Truth to collaborate, learn and connect more?
And how do you feel about the need for Ferocious Warmth is leadership?
In this podcast I discuss Ferocious Warmth Leadership with Janine Garner:
- The duality of leadership
- The need for Ferocious Warmth amongst our leaders
- Creating the space for learning and unlocking the brilliance of others
- How our own assumptions, our Ignorant Truth, gets in the way.
I was honoured to be asked to speak on Ferocious Warmth at The Centre for Optimism in conversation with Victor Perton. We had a fabulous hour of discussion with people in Australia and the US on leaders who lift results AND relationships to extraordinary. We discussed infectious optimism and realist optimism. And being the Monday of a new extended lockdown here in Melbourne, the need to maintain selfcare to keep ourselves well, along with adaptability and learnability to find momentum in these days of challenge. Fabulous input and thinking from the inspirational people who came along to discuss these topics.
In this 13 minute video, Dr Stephen Kendall-Jones, Principal of Albany Junior High School and I talk about leading a school through the remote learning phase of COVID19 and he and his school are capturing the innovations to take forward.
Our current context requires leadership that connects virtually. This 5-minute video gives you three tips that can increase your confidence, connection and clarity on camera.
I was privileged to speak at VID19 Conference in March 2020, a 19 day conference of speakers created by Julia Steel at the start of the COVID19 lockdown. It was an honour and a privilege to take part with over 120 speakers.
I spoke on Ferocious Warmth leadership. Many of you know that I am currently writing the book of the same name, and have been delivering leadership programs that help leaders get the balance of the head and the heart right.
If you are interested in seeing this session, the link to the recording can be found below
My session on Ferocious Warmth Leadership was visually captured by Katherine Baulch and I love it! Thank you Katherine for your take on my presentation.
Tracey has contributed articles to various magazines on collaborative cultures, staff learning environments and much more.
These articles can be viewed below.
THE QUEENSLAND PRINCIPAL. December 2021
LEADING LEARNING CULTURES is bread and butter for education leaders. Balancing between high support and high challenge with our teachers is the tightrope we tread to get momentum for the shift and transformation needed. The Ferocious Warmth leader is constantly aware of the push and pull of relationships and results, culture and strategy, head and heart. Together, hand in glove – not one without the other. Ferocious Warmth leaders are skilled at creating an environment where individual and collective genius shines through. People are encouraged to stretch and grow together, to lift higher and find their genius, while being held with empathy, support and trust.
Leading with Ferocious Warmth
AEL Magazine. Issue 1, 2021
It is no news to anyone reading that the year 2020 provided us
with seemingly polar thoughts and feelings. This year, when asking educators how they were travelling, their words reflected both the challenges and the opportunities we faced. Exhausted yet elated, frazzled yet positive, weary yet energised. We’ve lived the experience of futurist Alvin Toffler’s famous approach: that the literate of tomorrow will be those who can learn, unlearn and relearn. This year has provided rich learning for both teachers and students in how education can be different and how quickly we can adapt to a new context.
ACCESS Magazine. November 2019
I was honoured to present the keynote at the ASLA 50th Anniversary National Conference in April 2019. Not only was the conference held in the magnificent National Library of Australia, the room was bursting with people full of energy and passion for the work that they do in school libraries all around Australia. There was indeed a ‘buzz’ in the room as we investigated the exciting possibilities that collaboration and co-creation gives to a school and the integral part library teams can play. My other thrill was presenting on an agenda with one of my favourite authors from my time in the classroom, Morris Gleitzman. I had a fan-girl moment!