This episode explores the work of Leanne Burke. In a career spanning over three decades, she has worked in a range of settings to support people with disability. Guided by the example of her first teacher, her big sister Maria, Leanne is committed to creating the best life for the people she works with. This podcast is dedicated to the memory of Maria who passed away in 2018.
Leanne’s leadership has been in quietly and consistently demonstrating what is possible for people and what good quality looks like over time. In sharing what she’s learnt Leanne challenges many common assumptions of how to serve people well and what leadership looks like.
As we have had people ask us where they can hear this series we wanted to give you a quick reminder that the series can be found wherever good podcasts are found – iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and countless others. We have more detailed instructions below.
The three main ways to find the podcasts are:
1. If you have an iPhone, CRUcial Conversations is available through iTunes (just search for the title), or you could justclick this link and it will do it for you.
3. You can also listen to the episodes on our website if you follow this link to our website. The page also includes more detailed instructions on using iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts.
Coming up next
The final story will feature Kevin Cocks on Friday 5th July. On Friday, the 12th of July, we will release the last episode in this series ,featuring Karin Swift and Lesley Chenoweth in conversation with Nance Haxton. They share their reflections on the series itself and the examples of leadership that it highlighted.
These podcasts were funded by the Anne Cross Leadership Initiative, which was established in 2017 to honour the contribution of Anne Cross to Uniting Care Queensland during her years as the Chief Executive officer.
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