From Applied Philosophy Teacher, Dominic Hearne
As part of our Visions of Leadership Seminars for 2017, our guest on Thursday 27 July was Kate Carnell AO, former Chief Minister of the ACT and currently inaugural Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, where her role is to advocate on behalf of small businesses in Australia.
Ms Carnell spoke to students about her vision and understanding of leadership in 2017 and how it applies to them as future leaders. Most importantly, she spoke of the need for leaders to have people skills, including the ability to ‘MMFI’ (Make Me Feel Important). Ms Carnell also spoke in detail about the importance of businesses and leaders forging links with our near Asian neighbours if Australia is to remain relevant in a twenty-first century business world.
The College is very grateful to Ms Carnell for so generously making the time to share her visions of leadership and her extensive experience with our students.
Thank you also to Ms Badiani and Mr Wilmot for their work preparing students for this session.