I am an organisational development and communications professional based in Adelaide, Australia.
I believe organisations need good leaders and good followers. We need a holistic understanding of success. My PhD studies explore followership as a crucial part of workplace relationships and processes.
Relationships are fundamental to working well together. I have worked effectively with CEOs and senior managers, students, academic and professional colleagues, and members of professional and community groups. I listen in order to make connections between people, ideas and information.
I plan, strategise, and then implement to make sure goals are achieved and deadlines are met. I can see the big picture as well as the detail of how to get where we need to. I finish what I start.
Integrity is important to me in my relationships and in the organisations and causes I align myself to.
My skills in communication and connecting people, information and ideas can help you with:
My research into followership and ability to translate academic findings into professional practice sets me apart.
It is likely that good leadership is not sufficient for organisational success without good followership.
My PhD research explores expectations about followership and follower behaviours. This is important because it is not yet clear what effective followership is, or what followership behaviours contribute to individual work performance and organisational success.
A better understanding of followership, followership behaviours, and the contribution followership makes to organisations, will have important practical implications:
An Australian Government RTPd stipend and fee offset scholarships supports my PhD studies.
An interactive one-hour workshop. At the end of the workshop participants
Positive participant feedback and repeated requests for delivery.
A year-long structured professional development program for emerging leaders within UniSA International. Three quarters of participants achieved a career success within six months of completing the program.
A 24 month project for a community group to identify where it should commit effort and resources over the short to medium term to help ensure that in 10 and 20 years time it remains vibrant and relevant.
A planned, sustained, coordinated response to staff attitude surveys which resulted in improvements across each of the 68 survey variables. Staff satisfaction showed statistically significant improvement, and the unit was placed in the top quartile of organisations within the survey provider’s database.
Stepping Up participants and mentors
WorkSmart Workshop Participants
Student evaluation of teaching comments
Planning workshop, Marketing and Development team, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Flinders University
Gabrielle Rolan Director International, University of South Australia
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