Neil Milton

  • Neil Milton
    General Manager

    ChildSafe Australia

Vulnerability and empathy: The two super powers every GREAT leader needs

Imagine a workplace where vulnerability is not only accepted but welcomed as part of the culture. That people feel like they can leave their masks off when they come to work. Imagine a workplace where your staff don’t feel like a number and they know that their leader(s) appreciate them for who they are, not just what they do.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How vulnerability and empathy from leadership empowers your staff to see the workplace as so much more than a place to work
  • Why it is so important as a leader to let down your mask if you want to build a culture where people have a voice
  • How to make sure your staff don’t feel like a number
  • How to build a team of people real, honest and open – it starts with you
  • How vulnerability and empathy combine to create the superpowers you need to lead your team

About Neil

Prior to his role as General Manager at ChildSafe Australia, Neil has worked and volunteered in the NFP sector for over 20 years across large (World Vision Australia), medium (ChildSafe Australia) and small/volunteer (Healesville Interchurch Council, Healesville Junior Football Club) organisations.

He is also the Founder of two social enterprises: Positive T Shirts and The Table Talk Project.

Neil’s work has involved leading organisations and teams of staff and volunteers well. Neil has worked under bad leaders, including experiencing bullying in the workplace.

His experience over many years has helped him to see how to lead successfully where staff and volunteers don’t feel like a number but like people.

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