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The courage to hear the truth about what is actually happening in your council

Our advocacy for councils, and the people who both lead and work in them, is…

Research Report into sustainability leadership: Unearthed potential

At the heart of Dattner Group's mission lies a profound commitment to the greater good.…

How do we harness the International Women’s Day effect?

The question that's been lingering in my mind ever since attending the Women Sport The…

Why CEOs and GMs need each other

Many years of working with leadership teams in vastly different contexts has taught me a…

A story of our times

Antarctica is not a uniform environment. Some parts are far more vulnerable than others. Most…

In the waves of change, we find a new direction. A lesson in equanimity and leadership.

Homeward Bound (HB) is a ground-breaking, global leadership initiative, set against the backdrop of Antarctica,…

City of Greater Bendigo – Empowering Women Leaders: Insights from the Compass Program

Overview The City of Greater Bendigo (the City) is located in central Victoria on Dja…

A tree, a strawberry and another lesson on leadership

 On my way to Puerto Madryn (an Argentinian city - big word, small town -…

Is your culture a headwind or a tailwind to strategy?

There are many things councils do exceptionally well. The complexity of coverage, even for a…
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Armidale Regional Council: A benchmark culture transformation

Overview Armidale Regional Council (ARC) was formed in 2016 through a merger of two former…
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A change in (local) leadership: Councillors and the administration they are elected to influence

Pay attention to your local council – the people who run it, and the councillors…

Compass Advance Q&A with Karensa Menzies

What’s it really like to spend 3 days off grid immersed in nature and connecting…