How Creative Leadership Skills Can Help Change Lives

    As a university lecturer, Debby Cozins has used coaching strategies to support students’ development for many years.

    Inspired by the impact of one of the courses she delivers, she's now set out to share her expertise with a wider audience by writing a book based on its content and she'll be joining the Girls Around Town on this week's show to explain why...

    The course, Professional Practice and Leadership in Educational Contexts, offers her students the chance to explore and develop qualities needed for creative leadership. "Learning these skills as adults can be challenging because it means overturning habits, often deeply embedded, that have been learned through interaction with other people and from life experiences," she says.

    "If children were taught these skills from the outset, it could offer them the opportunity to live happier, more effective and more successful lives. And, taking this a step further, embedding the teaching of these skills into the education curriculum, could have a positive impact on society as a whole."

    Debby's book will help parents and teachers set the process in motion, covering topics such as

    • Our amazing brain and habits
    • The ‘Luck’ factor
    • The ‘Fear’ factor
    • Beliefs we hold about ourselves and what we are capable of
    • Flexible action planning
    • Personal growth and change
    • Bounce-back-ability - the importance of being resilient
    • The ‘other people’ factor - interdependence, really listening, the importance of contributing, values and principles
    • Adapting successful business models of leadership for personal use

    Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out what led Debby to write the book and how implementing the strategies it explores can change young people's lives for the better.