Authentic Leadership At Work

As our careers develop and progress, it’s almost inevitable that we will have to take on a role involving more leadership. Once we’ve reached this stage, it’s quite common to feel unsure about some of the added responsibilities: we might then adopt a style of management that is not our own, mimicking second or third-hand ideas of what it means to be authoritative and strong.

Leadership tends to amplify our weaknesses as well as our strengths. Without an authentic leadership style, we run the risk of losing touch with what made us great at our work, the crucial competence which can inspire commitment and get results. In this workshop, we reflect on what distinguishes a great leader from a merely capable one. We explore how our personal histories have shaped our assumptions. We consider our strengths and blind spots and how they are likely to affect others on our team. Finally, we address key leadership challenges, from the need to create a compelling vision to empowering others to do their best work.

In this business workshop, we:

- 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 your weaknesses, to ultimately help improve your relationships with others;
- Learn to communicate your purpose to clients and colleagues clearly and concisely;
- Look at how to build a more productive workforce by demonstrating trust in employees. 


9.00     Tea, coffee and pastries
9.30     Workshop commences
11.15    Break (times vary) 
13.00   Workshop concludes


'What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her own strengths—and can call on the right strength at the right time.'
– Donald Clifton 


Eyal Halamish has been an activist, lobbyist, political staffer, management consultant for Fortune 500 companies in banking and mining and a social entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of OurSay, an organisation which helps leaders level with their communities with easy to use technologies. His organisation has received a Crikey Media Innovation Award and the International Association of Public Participation Core Values Award in 2013 for helping civic leaders make relevant decisions by keeping their communities close. Eyal is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Sandboxer, Unreasonable Institute Fellow, and Center for Sustainability Leadership Fellow. Social change and making a difference is in his blood.


Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs, and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence, our Business School workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace.


At The School of Life, we believe that emotional maturity is the key to better employee performance and engagement. Alongside technical skills, employees need to master a range of sophisticated ‘soft’ emotional skills to be able to better thrive, manage themselves and succeed at their tasks.

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Authentic Leadership At Work


Professional Workshop


Full price: $250.00
Concession: $200.00 (please contact us if you would like to purchase a concession ticket)
(+ $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.

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

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0434 492 669 or email

Our Business Workshops are limited to 5 participants per organisation. Please contact us to discuss the learning needs of your company should you wish to engage us for larger groups.