Articles written By Elise Sernik
Elise Sernik is the Executive Director and Founder of Leadership Space. Elise launched Leadership Space to assist social purpose leaders, and executive and Board teams to succeed in times of change. Elise draws on a deep and varied knowledge and expertise base that is a product of a 20-year career in the commercial and social purpose sectors in Australia and globally. Leadership Space works with some of the most well known names in the sector, as well as social entrepreneurs, and innovative change agents across the commercial-social purpose spectrum. Their vision is a thriving social purpose economy.
Unleashing the Power of Purpose
In Aaron Hurst’s book ‘The Purpose Economy’, he says “purpose comes when we know we have done something that we believe matters, to others, to society, and to ourselves.” Hurst believes that the nature of purpose is often misunderstood, a point of particular relevance to leaders of for-purpose (not-for-profit) organisations both at board and executive level. Our suggestion is that there is untapped potential in connecting to the power of purpose – both at an individual and organisational level.
Inside Tips for Creating a Strategic Board
This article was written by Elise Sernik and Barb Barkley of Leadership Space Many leaders want to create a better board for their organisation but are stumped as to how to go about it in a way that fits with their values. Whether you are a Chair, Director or CEO, the prospect of trying to take your board on a journey of self-improvement leaves many people feeling some combination of wary, overwhelmed and even just plain queasy!