Who have been the positive leaders in your life's journey?
In our survey "Positive Leadership for the 2020s?" we ask, "Who have been the positive leaders in your life's journey? Who has inspired you?"
Alan Mankoff - Managing Director Dun & Bradstreet Pty Ltd
Alan Ruddock at The Scotsman
Andrew Forrest at FMG
"He inspired me for his vision, energy and determination."
"success story in bodybuilding and fitness, movies and politics inspired me to stay disciplined, grounded and flexible."
Aung San Suu Kyi
President Barack Obama
"Obama overcame adversity, ingrained prejudice, and remained humble in success."
Bernadette McDonald current CEO of RCH Melbourne
Bob Hawke (former PM of Australia)
Brad and Kathy McWhorter
"my first manager when I took a commercial role in Australia. He has been a great influence in my life ever since."
Buckminster Fuller, University of Illinois
"synergetics, world resources inventory, spaceship earth"
Dr Colin Mendelsohn
Dr David Abioye
Dr David Oyedepo
"a UK media consultant who I had the good fortune to work with who showed me the value of thinking outside the box and reignited by excitement for learning."
George Siosi Samuels
Howard Moody, Group Communications Director, RBS Group (Retired)
"On a global level, Jacinda Ardern as she shows how powerful empathy can be in leadership."
Jesus - the servant leader
"Jesus Christ has not only inspired but is my inspiration & positive role model."
President Jimmy Carter
"I dedicated my book on leadership to him" (Diane Dreher)
Joan of Arc
John Howard, Former PM of Australia
John Tukey (Princeton, math)
Pope John Paul
Julia Gillard, Former PM of Australia
Justin Brown (Primal Video)
Lara Giddings as Premier of Tas.
"my personal coach"
Marisa Murgatroyd (Live Your Message)
I"Oprah's Life Couch"
Martin Lewis - Supply Chain Agent, Rover Group (Retired)
Pat McCafferty, Yarra Valley Water
A former boss, Peter Andren, who went on to become a Federal MP (Independent). He was the most ethical news man I've ever worked with. He proved to me by example that even in such a shallow industry as commercial news, honesty, fairness and balance are the qualities you need to hold onto."
Rob Barnett - COO of Friends Life
Ron Walker AC CBE
Dr Robyn Stokes
Roger Mosey, former Head of BBC News
Rosie Harris, Group Risk Director, Friends Life
Shirley Cooper - Non-Exec Director and President of the CUPS fellowship
"inspired me for his amazing innovations, drive and presentations."
Dr Suzy Green
4 Mother Teresa
"The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (paradigm shifts), question everything."
"4-hour work week"
Tony Abbott, Former PM of Australia
"life coaching style and ability to influence and motivate so many to embark on their success journeys was definitely admirable."
Victor Perton (Probably because I sent out the survey 😊)
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
"A volunteer leader at a surf lifesaving club when I was a youth."
"All have inspired me in some way, and it's how I choose a business or a job, is who is my direct leader."
"An Australian Army Officer (Vietnam vintage) who taught me a lot - both the good and bad of leadership."
Every woman who stood for public office
"Leaders for social change. Leaders who counter typical economic models for success."
"My first manager Robyn"
My Front Desk Supervisor and Rooms Division Director at Marriott Hotels
My primary school teacher - Miss Draper
My second class teacher
"one of MY Directors"
"One of the most profound positive leaders is my grandfather. As a 9 year old kid, I was in awe with his love and care for his family, his friends and the community, he shows up for people, was not afraid to say No to do what's right, knows people by name and takes care of people around him, that's a trait of a strong positive leadership."
"Someone who can let me, be me."