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NURTURE YOUR STAFF TO BECOME LEADERS NOT FOLLOWERS

November 24th, 2013

WHAT TO DO TO GET YOUR STAFF TO BECOME LEADERS & NOT FOLLOWERS

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How do you bring out leadership in your staff? Try these approaches for nurturing leaders, not followers.

Let’s face it, not every member of your staff is destined for high leadership positions. Most of them aren’t. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t all leaders in their own right, or at least capable of it. The trick is to not fall into the trap of seeing people as either leaders or followers.

Leadership isn’t just about ‘who’s in charge’ – that’s authority. True leadership is about who is taking responsibility for making things happen. When you look at the workplace in that way you open up the possibility that everyone can, and should, be a leader. So how do you bring out the leadership in your staff? Try these approaches.

Find their unique gifts

We often make the mistake of fitting the person to the role, instead of fitting the role to the person. Every staff member will have strengths and weaknesses. If we design our teams around those and give responsibilities to the people who are best able to fulfil them, we end up with a team of specialist leaders who work together to fill in the gaps. These teams love their work because they are being set up to succeed, feel recognised for their contributions and feel supported by the other members. Most importantly, they feel important, and that encourages people to take responsibility.

Encourage creativity, not compliance

Having a quality framework is vital to ensuring a minimum standard of product or service, but we need to be careful to make sure it doesn’t condemn us to a minimum standard of product or service. When we make compliance the king, there is no room for exceeding expectations or discovering new ways to achieve better results. If we allow our staff to be creative, without punishing them for the mistakes that are an inevitable part of that process, they can take our business to the next level.

Reward results, not time

Anyone can work hard, and if hard work is what we reward then our staff will do that without necessarily producing great results. However, when we ask our staff to be results focused and relax around how they achieve that, everyone wins. If things aren’t going well then the whole team pitches in to get over the line, but if things are moving faster or better than we need them to, the team can relax and enjoy things a bit more. It’s like any sport – we measure our success by the number of goals scored not by the amount of time on the field. Reward winning, not playing – that way everyone becomes a leader.

If you redefine leadership as the willingness to take responsibility, everyone can be a leader.

SMALL LONG

Henry Sapiecha

FLASHING BRIGHT BLUE LINE

RECENT FRASER COAST DISTRICT SCHOOL LEADERS MEET TO DISCUSS EDUCATION FUTURE FOR THE AREA

May 2nd, 2013

Principals & deputies from most of the Fraser Coast schools met up recently to network.The aim was to explore the training available to people who wish to study in the area

Some of the attendees were:-Brett Langabeer, Trevor Black, Sharon Louth, David Martin, Ian Christie, Kerry Swan, Linda Buxton, Nick McMorrow, Craig Wotton.

We all value a good education & these persons are heading in the right direction for us in the Fraser Coast Region education & training stakes

Costume Warehouse

Henry Sapiecha

LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM TO BE HELD HERVEY BAY 25TH-26TH MAY 2011 @USQ CAMPUS

March 25th, 2011

LEADERSHIP IN HERVEY BAY QLD TO BE ON THE USQ AGENDA

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to be able to support the inaugural Regional Innovations Australia Creating Special Places Through Regional Leadership Symposium to be held in Hervey Bay, Queensland on the 25th and 26th May at the USQ campus.

The Symposium will discuss key issues impacting the regions and how communities can create or in some cases re-create their own special places.

With a line up of world-class speakers, including special guests from Vail Colorado, National and International Business Leaders, Academic Regional Specialists and Industry Professionals this will be an event not to be missed.

We look forward to welcoming you as our guest in Hervey Bay.   Additional details and booking information can be found at http://www.regionalinnovations.org/workshop/special-places-symposium

Kind Regards

Connie Woodberry

Chief Executive

Regional Breakthrough

t:   +61 07 41976983
m: 04388 79768
e: cmw@regionalbreakthroughs.com.au

Web:

www.regionalbreakthroughs.com.au

PO Box 5548

Torquay QLD 4655

In Association with: Regional Innovations Australia

www.regionalinnovations.org

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LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM TO BE HELD AT HERVEY BAY UNI ON MAY 25TH-26TH 2011

March 3rd, 2011

Dear Members & Supporters,

Regional Innovations Australia
Creating Special Places
Through
Regional Leadership Symposium
USQ, Hervey Bay
25 – 26 May, 2011

We are pleased to be able to support the inaugural Regional Innovations Australia Creating Special Places Through Regional Leadership Symposium to be held in Hervey Bay, Queensland on the 25th and 26th May at the USQ campus.

The Symposium will discuss key issues impacting the regions and how communities can create or in some cases re-create their own special places.

With a line up of world-class speakers, including special guests from Vail Colorado, National and International Business Leaders, Academic Regional Specialists and Industry Professionals this will be an event not to be missed.

We look forward to welcoming you as our guest in Hervey Bay.   Additional details and booking information can be found at http://www.regionalinnovations.org/workshop/special-places-symposium


Bernard Whebell
President

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A CALL FOR THE FRASER COAST TO BECOME SMARTER.GET IBM GRANT $$$$

January 10th, 2011

IBM Pledges $50 Million to Create 100 Smarter Cities
IBM has inaugurated its Smarter Cities Challenge, a competitive grant program in which IBM will award $50 million-worth of technology and services to help 100 municipalities across the globe. Teams of IBM experts will provide city leaders with recommendations for successful growth, better delivery of municipal services, more citizen engagement, and improved efficiency. Watch the video >

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WIDE BAY BURNETT DEVELOPMENT PLAN BY QLD TREASURER

September 28th, 2010

Qld Govt Treasurer, Mr Andrew Fraser


talks on our Regions’ Future



Andrew Fraser was reappointed as Treasurer and given additional responsibilities as Minister for Employment and Economic Development following the re-election of the Bligh Government in March 2009.
Mr Fraser is currently overseeing the preparation of the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan, a document that is critical to our region’s future. He will talk about the status of the statutory planning process.
This will be one of the most important presentations for the year; don’t miss your opportunity to hear first hand where the Government envisages our future.
When:            Friday, 1st October
Where:           The Waterfront Restaurant, Urangan
Time:              12.45pm for 1.00pm until 3.00pm
RSVP:            Wedneday, 29th September, 2010 to
lee.nugent@vdmgroup.com.au

CLICK HERE to download flyer.

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TOP LINE SPEAKERS ON RETAILING @ THIS FC CHAMBER BREAKFAST

September 22nd, 2010

Dear Members and Guests,


Hervey Bay Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 29 September, 2010
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan

RETAIL FORUM


Speaker(s):

Wade James, Founder of the Rush Surf Retail Chain
Craig Manley, McDonald’s (Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Gympie)
Adrian Hewton, Flash Harry

Wade James – Wade is the 40 year old founder of the Rush Surf Retail Chain.  Rush originally started in Bundaberg with one store and Wade has built this up to 36 stores spread throughout Queensland and into New South Wales and the Northern Territory.  Recently Rush entered into a conditional agreement with listed surf retailer Billabong International Ltd for Billabong to purchase Rush’s chain of stores.    Wade has spent his whole life in retail, operating in both regional and city markets, in a heavily competitive industry.

Wade will outline his experiences in building up the chain and talk about retailing in a regional context in the current economy

Craig Manley – One of the disciples of the big red clown.  Craig graduated from University of Queensland in 1988 with a Bachelor of Commerce.  He did three years in the finance industry as a credit analyst with Westpac before deciding to take his career in a different direction.  In 1991 Craig applied to McDonalds to become a store owner.  He bought his first McDonalds store, Eagle St Pier in Brisbane, in 1992 and then Albion in 1996.  He moved to Bundaberg in 1999 and currently owns four McDonalds franchises spread across Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Gympie.

Adrian Hewton – Hervey Bay’s very own Flash Harry.  Adrian has extensive business history in both South Australia and the Northern Territory before moving to Hervey Bay and purchasing Flash Harry’s.  He has opened stores in Bundaberg and Maryborough and is refining his importing operations.


DON’T MISS THIS BREAKFAST


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PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR EFT.
CASH AND CHEQUES STILL BEING ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR


For a low Cost of of $20 for Chamber members or $25 Non Members you really can’t afford to miss this breakfast.

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 27 September, 2010

Click Here to RSVP (if you wish to pay at the door)
Click Here to RSVP (f you wish to pay by EFT or Credit Card)


OUR NEXT FUNCTION WILL BE OUR MONTHLY BREAKFAST ON  20 OCTOBER, 2010

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

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BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AGM WITH COUNCILLORS & LOCAL MEMBERS ATTENDING

September 6th, 2010

BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HELD ITS’ AGM 6TH SEPT 2010

New elections were held for the executive with some small changes which will be outlined in the minutes when they become available soon. A good crew selected.

Our honoured president Bill Gosewisch retained his presidency to everyones delight with the re-election of our secretary Donna Gibson.

A number of issues were discussed in the presence of our honoured guests.viz…

1..MP Chris Fowley

2…Clr.Debbie Hawes PH-0458100224

3…Clr. Belinda Mc Neven PH-041777206

Fellow chamber members to be outlined in the minutes later.

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FC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BREAKFAST AT MARYBOROUGH QLD

August 19th, 2010

Breakfast in Maryborough Qld Thursday August 26 –2010


Come and start your day the only way. Great local Business Man, Shams Dean, Local Owner of McDonalds Restaurants Maryborough and Hervey Bay will be with us to share his journey. This is a morning not to miss. Be encouraged by a local that has achieved great measures of success.

WHAT’S STOPPING YOU FROM COMING? ONLY YOU!

Lot’s of new and fresh ideas.

When: Thursday 26 August 2010

Where: Maryborough RSL

Time: 6:30am arrival for 6:45am start to 8:00am

Cost: $15.00 per person (Includes great Guest Speaker, Full Buffet breakfast, hot and cold beverages and an unforgettable morning)

RSVP HERE

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CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKSHOP @ H ERVEY BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST

August 18th, 2010

Dear Members and Guests,


Hervey Bay Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 25 August, 2010
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan


Customer Service Workshop and Breakfast

Workshop will finish by 8.00am

PRESENTER: Pauline Rees

Customer Service tips you can apply as soon as you leave the breakfast, at no expense, with immediate and lasting results to your bottom line.

Rather than an information session, Pauline will host a workshop.

You will still be able to leave for work by 8.00am.

This would be a good chance to bring your management team or invite a client as a guest.

Pauline’s workshops are never dull, are extremely practical and relevant to any size business.

Come prepared to join in and go away with something real for your tool box. You will be pleased you did.


Pauline Rees – Ambassador, Influencer, Change Agent


The face and strategic voice for successful initiatives to create jobs and increase prosperity throughout the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay Regions.

Experienced Industry Consultant
Ensuring an increased market share, better conversion and frequency rates and improved bottom line by developing strategies for increasing turnover and motivating a “can do” productive corporate culture with measurable results.

Community Development
Advising community, school, business and industry groups on employability skills, the power of image, and the effect of a profitable customer focussed corporate culture.

DON’T MISS THIS IMPORTANT BREAKFAST


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PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS ARE BEING ACCEPTED

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR EFT.
CASH AND CHEQUES STILL BEING ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR
For a low Cost of of $20 for Chamber members or $25 Non Members you really can’t afford to miss this speaker.

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 23 August, 2010

Click Here to RSVP (if you wish to pay at the door)
Click Here to RSVP (f you wish to pay by EFT or Credit Card)


OUR NEXT FUNCTION WILL BE OUR MONTHLY BREAKFAST ON WEDNESDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

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