NESLI Newsletter: an international advisory board, an interview with Gabbie Stroud and some new partnerships.

This quarter, NESLI is proud to announce the appointment of an international Advisory Board. We also have several new partnerships to celebrate, an exclusive discount to the National Education Summit and an interview with Gabbie Stroud, author of 'Teacher.'

Gabbie Stroud on education in Australian schools today

"I think my heart was in it, right until the very end."

Introducing the NESLI International Advisory Board

The NESLI International Advisory Board has been announced, with education experts from all over the globe making up the group of ten. The board will meet regularly and focus on expanding NESLI's global influence, developing world class leadership and wellbeing programs and ensuring that schools in low socio-economic areas have access to these professional development opportunities.

NESLI is presenting at the National Education Summit

NESLI is excited to be hosting a two-day leadership development conference as part of the National Education Summit in August.

QELI and NESLI partner to boost professional development opportunities for educators across Australia.

Qeensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi) and the National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI) are delighted to announce a new partnership to further strengthen educational leadership collaboration by providing greater access to professional development opportunities for educators and school leaders in Queensland and across Australia.

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THE PATHWAY TO THE ‘SWEET SPOT’​​

A participant in NESLI’s Advanced Leadership Program shares her thoughts on integrity, authenticity and communication as a female educator.

Everything I am about to impart on leadership I either read in an article or got it from a movie.

Seriously.

Where else to get advice on how to speak, manage others, adapt and overcome than from those who write and act?

Let’s begin with ego: women are not boastful. They are less likely than men to blow their own trumpet. This is because lessons learned in childhood carry over into the workplace. It means women can be in danger of being a jack of all trades and master of none, simply because they like to be liked. (Okay, this is a saying from my Grandma Jo.)

This is not helpful if you are aiming for the leadership flag.

What is helpful to know is that leaders need to lead with their heart as well as their head. Women have this covered. They just need to know their linguistic patterns: social and status.

Integrity is key to your authentic leadership style, so know what you stand for, what you believe in and what you care most about. It all depends on your perspective and the values you practice. This will define you.

In other words, what you pay attention to becomes your focus – and vice versa. So pay attention to your tone of voice, the speed with which you say it and the volume you use. This is the ‘how’ of speaking. It is a vital component of being authentic. Why? Communication is paramount to enduring relationships, workplaces especially.

Be mindful of asking lots of questions – it can imply you know less. But then again, to be authentic ‘know thyself’ and invest time in your development.

Sorry you may be if you don’t. 

Then again, it all depends on your core values, so go and make that cup of coffee and eat lunch with the boss. Just remember which linguistic pattern to use. And take credit for your own competence.It’s your pathway to the ‘sweet spot’.

Signed,

Another brick of the W.A.L.L. (Women As Lifelong Learners)