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Leadership as a ‘conversation’ with one’s principles

25 March 2014, by Associate Professor Elaine Stratford

Values (n.)
“principles, standards”  1921, from plural of value (n.)

Value (n.)
c.1300, from old French value “worth, value” … past participle of valoir “be worth” from Latin valere “be strong, be well, be of value” (see valiant)

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Hosting meaningful conversations about leadership and management

30 April 2012, by Associate Professor Elaine Stratford

In early 2004 I returned to normal duties following six months in Canada on sabbatical and found I had been nominated to serve as Deputy Head of School. At the time, I was a mid-level senior lecturer, engaged in coordinating the School’s honours and postgraduate programs, committed to working a fraction of my time as one of six ‘theme area’ coordinators for the University of Tasmania – focused upon community, place and change, and the mother of two boys then aged 12 and 8.
In mid-2005, when the Head and Professor went on study leave, I stepped up to Acting Head. Half way through his six months’ leave, he advised – after nearly a decade at the helm – that he wished to return to the ‘rank and file’ at the completion of his own sabbatical.
 

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