The LIP attended a site visit to Wollongong City Council on 31 March, hosted by General Manager Greg Doyle and Organisational Development and Leadership Coach Leila Hogan.
Greg has over 27 years’ experience at Wollongong City Council across a variety of roles and functions and had many valuable insights to share into how to create a high performance culture, taking care of staff wellbeing during challenging times and setting solid work-life boundaries. The LIP were inspired by the way Greg leads by example, particularly in terms of engagement with all levels of staff at council and the positive effect this has on workplace culture.
It was also a great opportunity to learn about the challenges the Illawarra is facing, the exciting developments and new projects earmarked for the future and the depth and breadth of council’s investment and involvement in our community.
Greg impressed upon the group the importance and value of volunteering as Board Members as part of a well-rounded career trajectory. Greg has been on 15 boards in his career and spoke highly of the impact one can make through this type of contribution and the point of difference it offers as an employee.
Natalie Allan delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the group, thanking Greg for openly sharing the highs and lows of his leadership experiences and noting the new insights the visit had provided into the role of council and the size and scope of its footprint in our community.
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