Are you Leading your Business or managing your BUSYness

Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Professional Development

Join us for this unique Leadership presentation that will challenge the way you think about leadership. This session will go beyond the traditional and long held views on leadership theory and practice. You will unpack misconceptions and opposing views, providing a suite of proven and practical leadership tools to enhance your leadership practice and business results.

One of the most unhelpful quotes that has been widely adopted is that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. It sets up a false dichotomy that views strategy and culture, as if they were two alternatives. Too many organisations think culture is attended to at a Team Building session while strategy is something to focus on at the offsite planning day. The best Leaders understand the importance of organisational culture and know that it must be a key strategic pillar. Paradoxically what is often referred to as soft skills are in fact the most difficult to action in the business world.

Participants will come away from this session with practical tools and skills, and a clear understanding of the following business leadership themes:

  • Leadership vs Management in Teams. How do I lead myself, my colleagues and my business forward?
  • Understanding human Perception: why others see the world differently than me?
  • The impact of self-awareness and self-reflection? How is that different?
  • Agreement vs Alignment in Teams. How to create and sustain high performance Teams? Learning to disagree without being disagreeable.

Join us for this unique opportunity with Dr Neil Carrington, to be held online May 10.

With Dr Neil Carrington

Dr. Neil Carrington is a much sought-after speaker around leadership and organisational culture. Neil was the Harvard Club of Australia Fellow for 2012. He was the Australian Institute of Management Business Leader of the Year in 2016 and one of only 22 Business Leaders selected from around the world to attend the London School of Business International Leaders Program. He was formerly the Foundation National Director of the Leadership Centre for the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) as well as the Foundation Director of Education for Mater Health Services in Brisbane. He has presented at over 850 leadership conferences throughout Australia, the UK, Middle East, USA, NZ and across Asia.

Dr Carrington spent over 3 years as Queensland University of Technology’s Director of Teaching and Learning with university-wide responsibility for teaching quality, staff development, and online learning services for over 40 000 students. And has held educational academic and leadership positions at several universities including, the University of New England and the University of Western Sydney.

His featured presentation in the business strand of the ‘World Conference on Thinking’ in Malaysia sold out. He was invited to work with the New Zealand Elite Coaching Academy and the coach of the All Blacks commented Neil’s leadership workshop was the best he had ever attended. His PhD into perceptions of intelligence was judged one of the largest and most rigorous studies of its type ever undertaken in Australia.

Over the past 10 years Dr Carrington has directed his coaching/consulting/speaking fees to the ‘Act for Kids’, donating over 3.1 million dollars for this important cause.

Part of the Learning from Bold Minds in Leadership series

Learning from Bold Minds in Leadership is a leadership development opportunity for staff at all levels. 

In times of change, uncertainty and complexity, strong leadership is critical - at all levels of the organisation. The Learning from Bold Minds in Leadership series has been designed to inspire and challenge you to be a bold and courageous leader, regardless of whether you hold a designated leadership role.

Find out more about the series.


A recording is available to registered participants and was distributed via email after the event.

If you have any difficulty accessing the resources, please contact CAUL National Office (


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