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Andrew Laming: The Balance of Power and Ethics

5th May 2021

Even ten-year-olds on the netball court can’t escape the tyranny of power.

On April 30, the ABC reported the story of a young girl who, in 2018, was brought to tears listening to MP Dr Andrew Laming tell her mother that he makes the rules, he makes the laws, and so he can do whatever he wants, wherever he wants.

This is a Call Out

6th April 2021

“… call it out for what it is:” said Jeremy Cordeaux, “a silly little girl who got drunk.” This is a call-out. This is me calling out men like Mr Cordeaux, whose wide reach should be used to empower everyone, and right now, especially women, instead of belittling their experiences and diminishing their agency. And this is a call for more men to call out other men. Women in all spheres have been calling out the behaviour of men for many decades.
Responsibility and Consent

18th March 2021

In recent weeks, the news of young women or teenage girls being sexually abused during their time at school has dominated both the social and mainstream media. This tidal wave of coverage comes in the wake of a young woman having the courage to reveal that she was raped within the hallowed halls of the Australian parliament.


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Developing Productive Leaders with Stephen Scott

hosted by Shari Armistead at Independent Schools Queensland

Leadership consultant and author Steve Scott joins The School Bell to discuss the importance of developing capacity, self-reflection and social capital within independent school leaders. Steve’s candid interview gives listeners invaluable leadership tips, lessons from real life experiences and an overview of what to expect from the ISQ New Principals and Aspiring Principals Programs.

Future Thinkers Series – Great Ideas: The 15 Disciplines by Stephen Scott

hosted by Karen Beattie + Growth Faculty

When Stephen Scott was coming to the end of his career in the RAAF (a senior executive in a fighter squadron), he mapped out how he would leave a worthy legacy. He focused on three results he would need to achieve: 1. The productivity and quality of work achieved while he was responsible for leading others; 2. The capacity of that group to work well without him; and, 3. The improvement he made to the quality of life of those he led. This culminated in The 15 Disciplines, a checklist (now in book form) of necessary actions he would need to achieve his leadership legacy.

Do Life Better Podcast – Becoming an Influential and Productive Leader with Stephen Scott

hosted by Dave Jorna

Stephen Scott is quickly becoming the pre-eminent source for leadership inspiration within the Australian independent schools’ sector. He is well known as being a leader with an innate ability to change the way people think in a single conversation. Steve’s challenge: when you are faced with a challenge ask yourself, “what does this situation require of me?”, not “what do I require from this situation.”

Leadership Conversations

Podcast Series Hosted By Stephen Scott
Episode 15: Leading on the Currency of Passion

A Conversation with Catherine Clark, CEO Netball Queensland Cath Clark is the CEO of Netball Queensland and shares her insights into leadership in a world where ego is vital for success, but so too is … Episode 15: Leading on...

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Episode 12: Leading an All Boys’ School

A Conversation with Dr. Rob McEwan, Headmaster at The Hutchins School How do you lead in a world of changing social values and what are the challenges impacting a young boy’s character development? How do … Episode 12: Leading an...

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Episode 11: Media Relations for Schools

A Conversation with Shari Armistead, Director Strategic Relations at Independent Schools Queensland What are the do’s and don’ts for schools when communicating with the media? How can schools establish a productive working relationship with the … Episode 11: Media Relations...

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Episode 10: Sustainability as a School Principal

A Conversation with Robyn Bell, Previous Principal at Cannon Hill Anglican College What does it take to stay at the top of your game in education and keep on succeeding? How do you apply ethics … Episode 10: Sustainability as...

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Episode 8: Leading an All Girls’ School

A Conversation with Ms. Toni Riordan, Principal at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School Have you ever thought of sending your child to a single sex school? Have you thought of teaching or leading an all … Episode 8: Leading an...

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Episode 7: The Pathway to Principal

A Conversation with Mr. Gary O’Brien, Principal at Cannon Hill Anglican College How do you know it is the right time for you to take on the role of principal? How do you prepare yourself … Episode 7: The Pathway...

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Episode 6: Leading a School and Building its Community

A Conversation with Mr. Anthony Micallef, Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School Brisbane Grammar School recently celebrated its 150th anniversary as a school. This is a significant milestone in any school’s history and could not be … Episode 6: Leading a...

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Episode 4: The First 2 Years as a Principal

A Conversation with Mr. Craig Merritt, Principal St Luke’s Anglican School Are you aspiring to be a school principal? What is life like in the first few years as a school leader? What are the … Episode 4: The First...

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Episode 3: School Governance and Leadership

A Conversation with Mrs. Robyn Collins, Editor AHISA Independence Journal What’s hot and what is not in educational leadership today? In this conversation with Robyn Collins, Editor for AHISA’s Independence Journal, I explore a range … Episode 3: School Governance...

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Episode 2: Communicating Your School’s Value

A Conversation with Mr. Mike Donahue, Director Development and Communications, The Rockhampton Grammar Schoole In this modern era of education, you no longer have control of all the messaging in relation to your school and … Episode 2: Communicating Your...

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Episode 1: Leaders Developing Leaders

with Mr. Brian Grimes – Principal, A.B. Paterson College It is not the responsibility of a leader to create followers. Rather, it is to develop leaders who have what it takes to deal with the … Episode 1: Leaders Developing...

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