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Curiosity as a Leader: Why Great Leadership Needs Curiosity

by Margaret Bell | March 16, 2017

When does innovation occur? When a problem demands a new solution and a different approach. If there is no curiosity, how can these new paths be forged? Without curiosity, innovation simply cannot happen.

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Leadership in the Family

by Margaret Bell | March 7, 2017

The Australian family looks a little different today to the way it did four decades ago. Walk into an average Australian household in 1976 and you would likely have seen a heterosexual couple raising dependent children – this was simply the most common family structure at that time.

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Leadership in the Community: Building Stronger Communities Through Enabling Leadership

by Margaret Bell | March 2, 2017

Politics was once about causes and moral obligation; about standing up for what we believed in and making our voices heard. However, it feels that, recently, this idealism is lacking from modern governance.

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Leadership is Enabling the Workplace: Best Practices and Approaches

by Margaret Bell | February 23, 2017

Take a look at a successful workplace; a working environment in which everything runs smoothly, resources are well managed and goals are systematically achieved. Then, look at another, similarly successful organisation; what common elements do you notice?

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Leadership, Redefined: Why a True Leader Needs to Be an Enabler, not a Prohibitor

by Margaret Bell | February 16, 2017

We have seen these truly gifted leaders at the very top of the political tree in Australia. Rankings published by The Age named John Curtin and Robert Menzies as the best examples of leadership in the office of the Prime Minister, while the Nielsen Ratings...

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The Enablers Program – With Your Help, We Can Continue to Provide Support

by Margaret Bell | January 19, 2017

There is no magic age at which we graduate from children into adults, no hard and fast cut-off point when our youth ends and the rest of our life begins. Adulthood may be legally defined as eighteen and over in Australia, but this is more out of necessity than anything biologically reliable. At Chain Reaction we provide support for the youth of Australia, but we also understand that...

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Chain Reaction’s Family Skills Program

by Margaret Bell | January 11, 2017

When we are young, the prospect of raising a family is one of those things that we entrust to nature. The event feels so distant – so safe and tucked away somewhere in the far-flung future – that we don’t worry about it too much. We simply assume that, when the time comes, we will know what to do.

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Safeguarding the Social Development of the Next Generation: Chain Reaction’s Youth Activity Program.

by Margaret Bell | December 20, 2016

One of the first things that each child must learn on their pathway to adulthood is that we are not alone. We are connected, we are parts of a whole – not homogeneous and generic but unique, valuable pieces in a far larger social organism.

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People’s Voices Must Be Heard if We Are to Move Forwards

by Margaret Bell | December 15, 2016

History is full of variables, but there are also constants. One such constant is as follows; exclude at your peril.

Societies which deny communities a seat at the table, which marginalise and dismiss the voices of certain groups of people, cannot survive. Whether this is done intentionally...

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Is It Time to Re-think the ‘Three Rs’ of Australian Education?

by Margaret Bell | December 9, 2016

Storytelling and narrative culture is – quite literally – etched into the very landscape of Australia. For millennia, oral narratives have been a key component of Indigenous life and tradition, and have been spoken at gatherings, sung around campfires, passed on from generation to generation as a means of keeping beliefs and customs alive.

But the tradition goes deeper...

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