Hello B Corps,
I wanted to write to the B Community to ask for a steer and assistance.
My company Yellow Edge - a leadership development and human potential company based in Canberra have recently established a research function with the purpose of conducting practical research on leadership as practiced by underrepresented groups. This may include culturally and linguistically diverse groups of people and Indigenous people for example.
The aim is to learn from and contribute to the development of leadership within underrepresented groups and within the broader community. There is no commercial imperative with this. Its more about trying to contribute to thinking in the field of leadership development.
As a first project, we are focused on how individual Indigenous Australians think of their own leadership and what can we learn from them in relation to how to successfully navigate and thrive in ambiguous, uncertain, and complex organisations, landscapes, and in the face of planetary challenges like climate change.
If you, or people you know might be interested in learning more about the project my colleagues and I would be happy to hear from you and to canvas individual perspectives if they consent. We are not seeking any one to represent any particular group or organisation, merely to explore personal stories of leadership to the extent that people are comfortable doing so.
I also appreciate the high levels of anxiety which are present across both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in the lead up to the Referendum. This is a 5-6 month project and we do not have strict timeframes for having individual conversations.
Thank you everyone for being interested, generous and committed to the B Corp values and community.
Brooke Anderson (she/her)
Head of Research, Sustainability and Social Impact