Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl

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  • Simpson’s Leadership Style’s 4 Styles - Protectors, Creators, Intellectuals & Visionaries
  • Thank LGMA for instigating the program and for our councils giving us the opportunity to participate
  • Have a good look.. Future leaders of LG
  • Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl

    1. 1. LGMA Queensland Propeller Program 2008 Who are the Propellerheads and Why are they Here?
    2. 2. <ul><li>Anselm Boehl , Townsville City Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manager Asset Management, Water & Wastewater </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Joe Bannan , Moreton Bay Regional Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manager Asset Management & Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Liza Perrett , Logan City Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Services Officer - Organisational Services </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Develop people who will lead local government in Queensland in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop people who will lead at all levels and across all professions. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an opportunity for participants to network with others who are passionate about local government and developing their careers. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase appreciation of the wider issues in Queensland local government. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilise practical experiences and learnings from within the local government sector to further professional leadership and development. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training for emerging leaders that is not necessarily ‘management’ focused. </li></ul>Program Objectives RETAIN PASSIONATE, SKILLED AND COMPETENT EMPLOYEES IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (LG) SECTOR
    4. 4. <ul><li>Inaugural program for Queensland but has been successfully running in Victoria for 5 years and South Australia for 2 years. </li></ul><ul><li>32 nominations received for the 25 positions. </li></ul><ul><li>At least 10 professions represented. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 10 Councils represented - 4 from South East Queensland </li></ul><ul><li>- 3 from Central Queensland </li></ul><ul><li>- 3 from North Queensland </li></ul><ul><li>- 1 from Darling Downs </li></ul><ul><li>Major Sponsor – Moreton Bay Regional Council </li></ul>Some Facts …
    5. 5. Who are we …
    6. 6. Who are we … <ul><li>We are social, strategic and land-use planners, engineers, managers, administrators and accountants </li></ul><ul><li>We work in economic development, open space & recreation, library services, community development services, water services, traffic, regional collaboration and corporate services </li></ul><ul><li>We come from all over Queensland – rural, regional and metropolitan areas </li></ul><ul><li>Fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, partners, friends </li></ul>… and we all have a passion for our communities, leadership & Local Government .
    7. 7. Since we have come together … <ul><li>We have had a baby – congratulations Anselm </li></ul><ul><li>We got married – congratulations Paul </li></ul><ul><li>We got new jobs or our old ones – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Services Manager – congratulations David </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Services Manager - congratulations Michelle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal Officer Business & Performance – congratulations Tricia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Services Manager – congratulations Jane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manager Asset Management & Planning – congratulations Joe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Manager, Business Support and Governance – congratulations Robyn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We’re having a baby – congratulations Amanda </li></ul><ul><li>We became a Grandfather – congratulations Wes </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Introductory (2 day) forum focused on OUR personal leadership </li></ul><ul><li>7 one-day workshops, in various locations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Mentoring & Coaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- LG: The Political Context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Leading & Communicating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Community Engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Exposure to LG: Metropolitan Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Exposure to LG: Rural Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Maintaining a Leading & Learning Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group Project </li></ul>The program …
    9. 9. <ul><li>2 day workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of program and the next 10 months </li></ul><ul><li>Group bonding – allocated into groups </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership within Council </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership styles & competencies </li></ul>Introductory Forum
    10. 10. <ul><li>Anselm & Liza - ESTJ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myers Briggs Profile - practical, realistic, matter-of-fact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ESTJ Simpson’s Leadership Style: </li></ul></ul>Leadership Styles Strengths: Enthusiastic, fulfil duties & obligations; good in a tight spot Weakness: Tendency to need to be in charge; control freak! <ul><ul><li>Chief Wigam – the Overseer </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Joe - ESFP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myers Briggs Profile - outgoing, friendly, accepting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ESFP Simpson’s Leadership Style: </li></ul></ul>Leadership Styles Strengths: Generous, live for the moment Weakness: Take conflict personally <ul><ul><li>Homer – the Entertainer </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>4 Groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JACKAL’s Transformers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teekou The Associates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each group is responsible for organising, planning and implementing up to 2 of the One-Day Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-managed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-facilitated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone presents/participates </li></ul></ul>7 One-Day Workshops
    13. 13. Workshops
    14. 14. <ul><li>We’ve been to Brisbane, Emerald, Townsville, Mackay & Longreach </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to the Whitsundays, Logan and Brisbane </li></ul><ul><li>We have heard from Mayors, Councillors, Chief Executive Officers, LG and industry professionals around Queensland, sharing their experiences and observations </li></ul><ul><li>Mentored, interviewed, presented, discussed, networked: LEARNED </li></ul>What have we done so far
    15. 15. <ul><li>People in local government are very smart, funny and extremely passionate about what they do </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of a structured mentoring relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on strengths and weaknesses as leaders and offers strategies and a safe environment for developing and improving our leadership styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Never develop a higher public profile than the politicians. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive on the Thursday night - It takes 5 hours to fly to Emerald from Brisbane, which includes 3 hours circling the Emerald International! </li></ul>What have we learnt so far
    16. 16. <ul><li>All 25 participants to work on this project </li></ul><ul><li>Project will be presented to LGMA by 28 February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>The 2008 group will present a 1 hour session on the project at the Future Leaders Forum in April 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Open brief on topic </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and creative approach on presentation of project - self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Utilise the various skills in the group! </li></ul>Group Project Providing community confidence during a crisis – What is Local Government’s Role?
    17. 17. <ul><li>There is always a task master! </li></ul><ul><li>The group dynamics in such a large group take a while to establish </li></ul><ul><li>The discussion is difficult with people spread all over Queensland </li></ul><ul><li>Divide project into sub-tasks and involve people based on their ability to contribute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 subgroups: 1. Report/content & 2. Presentation/publication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The definition of terms/scope is time consuming </li></ul><ul><li>LG is multi-facetted and activities/reputation impact on each other </li></ul><ul><li>10 months isn’t as long as it seems </li></ul>Learnings from the Group Project
    18. 18. The life of a Propellerheads workshop experience <ul><li>Arrive Thursday night </li></ul><ul><li>Meet up, chat to fellow Propellerheads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting times with LG Reform! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshop on Friday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead, participate and interact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Friday night activity </li></ul>The end of a big workshop – Happy Hour in Mackay
    19. 19. Then there are the fun times, road trips & mishaps
    20. 20. <ul><li>Time commitment by participants and Councils </li></ul><ul><li>Materials and time for the group work </li></ul><ul><li>Travel to new destinations and meet new people </li></ul><ul><li>Staff time away from the office </li></ul>Organisational & Personal Commitment But it is all worth it! Networks, camaraderie, learnings, professional development
    21. 21. <ul><li>Confidence in abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Better understanding of complexities associated with urban and rural local governance </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation for the different issues facing local governments across Queensland and the many different roles and responsibilities that LG has for its communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Important insights on how Council's are dealing with the restructuring process, staff morale, Council policies and corporate planning for the new local government areas </li></ul>Benefits to participants personally
    22. 22. <ul><li>Developed a network base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>opportunity to network with other local government officers across Queensland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next generation of LG management know each other very well </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking with peers outside of my organisation allows honesty about issues and personal shortcomings, without showing the troops </li></ul><ul><li>Created immediate connection with others in the industry </li></ul><ul><li>Develop skills of networking, which has assisted in confidence with professional and organisational peers </li></ul>Benefits of networking
    23. 23. <ul><li>More committed to my council and a stronger manager </li></ul><ul><li>Development of an internal leadership development program </li></ul><ul><li>Application of learnings into daily work, taking advantage of ideas raised during the workshops and available through new contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Deepened by knowledge of how local government works </li></ul><ul><li>Kazoo playing! </li></ul>Benefits returned to my council Thank you LGMA & our Councils
    24. 24. Who are the Propellerheads and Why are we here? The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained – David Bohm

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