Leading with Grit and Grace - a Conversation with Jeanette Allom Hill of Boston Consulting Group
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An insightful conversation where Jeanette shares the challenges and triumphs of carving a deliberate varied leadership career serving both private and public sector and across the globe.  

As of the end of June 2020, Jeanette Allom-Hill is preparing for her next Leadership Chapter with Boston Consulting Group, having just left her position as Group Executive for Business Performance for the Sunshine Coast Council,

Jeanette was recently named the winner of the 2020 Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Public Sector and Academia Award, from a field of 22,000 entrants. Her response to the win? “It just confirms I’m doing the right thing, being authentic, brave and courageous, but doing it with kindness and heart”.

Here are a few of the golden nuggets gleaned from our conversation:-

  • Leading with Grit and Grace will mean something different to everyone – find your own definition
  • You can’t balance ‘Grace and Grit’ if you don’t know who you are
  • Who do I stand for as a leader?
  • The power of mentoring in helping to develop your leadership career
  • Mentoring both up and down and creating an accountability tribe
  • Using the Clifton Strengths Assessment from Gallup
  • Carving a deliberate leadership career that is private, public, broad and deep
  • How would you define yourself in a sentence when standing in front of a panel?
  • Go for organisations that make you and go for organisations that break you
  • With great power comes great responsibility
  • Know what your leadership qualities mean to you – demonstrate them and test them
  • How to grow psychological safety throughout an organisation

Jeanette sits on the Board of a not-for-profit ‘No More Fake Smiles’ dedicated to giving a voice to child victims of sexual abuse

You can connect with Jeanette here on LinkedIn

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