It was 10 years ago last Sunday (9th October) that Australia's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, delivered an impassioned speech from the despatch box. Taking down opposition leader Tony Abbott and emphasizing the sexism and misogyny women around the world endure silently.
It got us thinking about what leadership requires and what makes a good leader and how to determine the good ones from the bad.
The job title a person holds does not determine how effective he or she is as a leader. Leadership is exhibited through behaviours and actions. The greatest leaders recognize that leadership is a skill, not a function, and are always looking for ways to improve. Good leaders have the courage to stand out from the crowd and speak out about important issues, just like Julia. With purpose and conviction, they allow all voices to be heard and build a sense of honesty and trust with those they lead.
We've compiled this list of leadership speakers to give you a few recommendations of speakers to engage with for wisdom to help you become a better leader for your team.
Whether you're planning a conference or business event, consider engaging a leadership speaker to inspire your audience.
Browse the links below to find the best leadership keynote speakers for your school, business event, or conference!