“Never waste a crisis”. Wise words. Our Chair, the Hon Karlene Maywald, adds a prerequisite: “be prepared, have a visionary plan”. Ensure you seize the right opportunity in a crisis. For an organisation, being prepared includes having a strategic succession plan and investing in leaders who are ready for the opportunities that future crises will present.
The energy. The excitement. The relief! Graduation week in Canberra is always special. May 2022 graduation week was extra, extra, special. A week full of inspiration with session 2 of the leadership program, the Fellows Professional Development Day, and the inaugural Chairperson’s Round Table.
My heart goes out to the people of Ukraine. Such suffering. Such inhumanity. It is hard to sit down and reflect on the challenges of today’s leaders in water and the environment, and not start by reflecting on the courage displayed by the Ukraine people, and indeed all people living in regions of armed conflict. May they be safe.