Carolyn Dean
  • Melbourne
  • Australia

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What would you like to share about yourself?
I have worked with over 20,000 people in organisations within Australia and around the world and am passionate about empowering people to be as great as they can be.
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What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Organisational and leadership development, developing alignment and teamwork, effective delegation, values integration.
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Open networking

Carolyn Dean's Blog

What Makes a Leader Inspiring?

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 10:30 0 Comments

Recently, I attending an event that featured Fiona de Jong, CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee. Fiona’s presentation and the answers she gave to questions left me pondering why I felt inspired by Fiona and for me, what is the source of inspirational leadership.

Fiona talked about her vision of “being the most respected team in the world” and her three personal values that for me, underpin that vision –

  • Giving her best and expecting only the best…

Is your leadership team a team of leaders or a group of managers?

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 16:00 0 Comments

This sounds like a dumb question but when I look back on the number of executive and leadership teams we’ve worked with in organisations it’s clear to me that in many instances the members of those teams were technically competent, and nice people, but not great leaders.

That begs a couple of questions, the first of which is - how am I measuring the…


There is no I in TEAM

Posted on December 11, 2015 at 14:00 0 Comments

This saying – ‘there is no I in Team’ – is a well-known one, and the ‘I’ refers to someone whose behaviour runs counter to engagement, collaboration, support and synergy.

This TED talk ‘Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work’…


When is a team not a team?

Posted on November 26, 2015 at 8:30 0 Comments

When it comes to developing a group’s ability to operate as a team it is important to determine whether or not the people in that team have high or low degrees of interdependency.

I worked individually with a number of senior executives in a large company who all worked within the same area of the business but whose work was not heavily dependent upon one another…


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