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Knowing Yourself and Others as a Leader - One Stop Shop

By The Cove June 1, 2021

The first theme of 2021 'Knowing Yourself and Others as a Leader' has now concluded. The Cove team thanks all those who contributed articles and those who either organised or participated in the Brisbane Cove Conference. 

In this article you will find all the resources used to support this theme. As a reminder, The Cove are engaging in specific themes in a condensed period of time as this will allow for a breadth and depth of perspectives on a single topic to be presented at once. Ultimately, this may lead to better connection and appreciation of shared ideas and space for dialogue on a single theme.

In this archive you will find:

Please note videos can only be viewed off the DPN on your mobile or personal devices due to DPN firewall restrictions. 

If the neuroscience aspects of leadership interests you, why not check out the Art and Science of Thinking learning cluster of modules on Cove+?  Subjects within this learning cluster include: Neuroleadership, Cognitive Processing and Psychology of Teams to name just a few. 

If you would like to read more on leadership, we have compiled a variety of leadership book reviews by Darren Cronshaw here

Our next theme is Future Technologies of War which will be run in the second half of June. The call for articles is here if this is a topic that you have a particular interet in and want to share your passion with us.



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I listened to this as part of the latest version of the Military Instructor Course. It was a clear and illuminating insight into the adolescent mind. I don’t know the overall statistics of our recruits and trainees, but in a recent character training class of mine I took a straw survey and the platoon included a variety of generations but mainly young adults; a majority or 35 of the 49 (71%) were Gen Z (9-24 years), 12 (or 24%) were Millennials (25-40), 2 (4%) were Gen X (41-56), and there were no boomers (57-66). So COL Kilptarick’s comments are very relevant. For our MIC conversations and adopting a student-centred paradigm of learning and teaching, it’s important to be attentive to how different generations learn. Even a simple thing like “Ask/Pause/Nominate” is less effective and less fear-provoking than “Think/Pair/Share”. For understanding and responding to unacceptable behaviour, COL Kilpatrick’s comments helps me understand the lack of thinking about consequences in adolescent thinking. I don’t like referring to recruits and trainees as ‘kids’ as they are adults, but as young adults their behaviour can be more childish (or perhaps ‘adolescent’) than adult. Bottom line, in my chaplaincy lane, this underlines for me the importance of good mentoring and support.

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