I’ve just returned home from speaking  on collaborative leadership at the 2nd Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2015.

Here I am doing my thang. I’m the small dark blob in the distance.

Suzi McAlpine speaking at the Public Section Women in  Leadership Summit, 2015 (Wellington, NZ)

For more on collaborative leadership in action, download my speech notes or register your interest for our upcoming workshops (see how at the bottom of this blog post).

What an inspiring bunch of women! And I’m talkin’ the delegates as well as the speakers. I learned so much and it was interesting to see some common themes emerge.

For instance, take opportunities when they present themselves – even if you’re not sure you’re ready for them, have all the skills, or if it just plain scares the bejeebers out of you.

And another common theme? Be yourself. I know authentic leadership is a trendy concept at the moment, but it’s so true. The best leaders (and in this case the best speakers) were unapologetically themselves. Sure, you might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but so what? Not everyone likes tea,  so you may as well be the best darn cup of tea you can be!

As usual I was tweeting up a storm whilst the speakers shared their wisdom.

Here are a few of my top tweeted tips from the summit:-