How To Be A Good Leader

How To Be A Good Leader

If our careers develop well, sooner or later we will be thrust into leadership roles. When this happens, it is easy to feel intimidated, and then to adopt a style that is not our own, mimicking second- or third-hand ideas of what it means to be authoritative and strong.

Leadership amplifies our weaknesses and insecurities as well as our strengths. An authentic leadership style is crucial to inspiring commitment and getting results. In this session, we reflect on what makes a good leader. We see how our personal histories have shaped our assumptions. We consider our strengths and blind spots in order to understand our effect on others. We address key leadership challenges, from creating a compelling vision to empowering others.

By attending the class, you will:

- Discover what motivates you to lead, and how to use that to drive you forward
- Take a realistic look at some of the trials of leadership, and how to tackle them
- Develop a more compassionate approach to yourself, in order to improve your relationships with others
- Learn to communicate your purpose clearly to clients and colleagues
- Build a more productive workforce by demonstrating trust in employees.


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture and group activity and conversation.  Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.



Mele-Ane Havea has a varied leadership background, from corporate law to community and human rights law, with an Oxford MBA thrown in for good measure. At business school and the Skoll Centre for Social entrepreneurship, Mele-Ane became enamoured by the idea of social and responsible business, and the power of story-telling. She then followed her heart to her dream job as the General Manager at Dumbo Feather magazine. Where she leads a team of staff dedicated to bettering the world through extraordinary conversations.


18.00    Welcome & Class commences
19.45     Break (times vary)
21.15     Class finishes


Full price: $80.00 + booking fee
Concession: $70.00 + booking fee
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards. 


Vouchers for our Australia-wide program of events and classes, or to spend in our Melbourne shop are available for purchase online.


The School of Life 
669 Bourke St 

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Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

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