Authentic Leadership with Dr Dana Born

The Tasmanian Training Consortium recently hosted a transformative half day seminar with renowned US leadership expert and Harvard Kennedy School Lecturer, Dr Dana Born.

Sue Howard, Deputy Director Service Operations, Service Tasmania said the seminar was invaluable. Dr Born stripped back the concept of leadership to square one ‘self-actualisation’, asking attendees to reflect on their own values, how they see themselves and to define their leadership purpose.

“Authentic leadership shifts the focus from the ‘what’ and ’how’ onto the ‘why’. In today’s work place people want to be fully engaged and committed to what they are doing; they need to understand the ‘why’. We as leaders need to identify our purpose and understand how our behaviour will influence those around us”, Sue said.

The highly engaging seminar was an interactive journey, incorporating time for attendees to sit quietly and define their own leadership purposes as well as gain feedback from others. At the end of the seminar everyone left with a practical guide on how to identify their ‘true north’, which will enable them to lead by example and empower others.

The Tasmanian Training Consortium is continually looking for quality one off professional development opportunities such as this one. Please keep an eye out in our newsletter or on this website for future seminar offerings.

Dr Dana Born and Sue Howard (Deputy director service operations, Service Tasmania)

Dr Dana Born and Sue Howard (Deputy director service operations, Service Tasmania)