August Journal

Paul’s Jotting



Paul, you were excited last month about Juno’s launch of a new (A)authentic Leaders Program, so why oh why are you excited again in August??????

Because, the Juno Institute has gone GLOBAL! Yep, it may have taken 20 years but we have gone Global. Another silver lining in what has been a challenging 2020 and 2021 to be sure.

Our Award winning Adaptive Leaders Program will roll out to a cohort of leaders in Singapore, Bangalore and Melbourne with one of Juno’s long standing Banking and Finance sector clients later this year.

But wait, there’s more. One of Juno’s newer clients, Nufarm, will be including leaders from New Zealand, along with leaders from Regional Australia, in an Adaptive Leaders Program next month.

Core to what we do and who we are at Juno Institute is adapting, and we have certainly had to adapt, as many of our wonderful clients have had to too. We’ve reshaped boundaries, and

re-thought possibilities, done our own little bit to shrink the globe, or the region at least, and magically, here we are with a unique opportunity to positively influence and enhance leaders and leadership beyond our fine Australian borders. Amazing.

Exciting times, again, for sure.

If you want to be part of our excitement machine at Juno Institute we have space for one more, yes just one more Adaptive Leaders Program to run in 2021. What better way to reward, refresh, recharge and re-energise some of your hard-working Leaders as you look to a bigger better brighter 2022. Contact me directly via I’d love to plan something with and for you.

– Paul Lacey, Director

PG’s Musing


“The only thing that matters right now is the part we play. We can choose which strand of the rope we belong to. We can add to its grand weave, in the way we treat other people, in the daily work we do, in the decisions we make about where to put our energy, in the leaders we vote for and in the words that come out of our mouths.”

While I had a Muse incubating for this month’s Journal I’ve opted to park it in deference to the link below. It will take you to a high quality thought provoking reflective piece by Angus Hervey from Future Crunch.

I have curated Future Crunch content previously in our humble Journal. I am a fan, having once booked Gus and his buddy Tane as Keynote Speakers for a Conference I ran. If you’ve not been exposed to Future Crunch and their perspectives and insights, now is your time. You won’t regret this read. And proudly I can report I had the tiniest of tiny inputs into this piece by Gus.

We are both Jane Goodall devotees.

It’s fresh too. The day I was writing our Juno Journal the Future Crunch article arrived. Great timing.



REVIVE – So what’s the big idea?

Parking my Muse also creates space to talk about the great work of Juno’s Tim Roberts.

Developing well-rounded leaders is the cornerstone of Juno’s Adaptive Leaders Program. Unique tools and frameworks, different perspectives, delivered differently. At Juno Leadership is a practice and a habit. Finding the time, making the time, to practice and enhance competency is a leader’s constant challenge.

Tim is working with two existing Juno clients, Development Victoria and the Victorian Planning Authority, leading the charge on ‘Revive’ – a series of workshops for Juno Adaptive Leaders Program Alumni that revisit, refresh and refocus on the amazing tools, tips and frameworks, to keep the learning and the practice alive.

The big idea behind Revive is to create a safe and collaborative space to revisit and to practice the Adaptive Leaders frameworks, brainstorming ways to directly apply them back in the workplace and enhance the leadership capability for each of our past Juno Adaptive Leaders Program participants.

Tim will be more than happy to talk to you about Revive. Contact him directly via


– Peter Godfrey ‘PG’
   Associate Director

Curated Content

In curating content for the Juno Journal I know that your time is precious and I know that the information superhighway is awash with content, and just a little hyper-reality. Selective and minimalist is the goal, aiming for stuff that is fresh (or refreshed), provokes a thought, causes you to pause and ponder, is interesting, and I’ll add something-completely-different now and again.


Now, my trusty readers, I know you have come accustomed to maybe 5 or 6 items curated here each month. August 2021 is different however my friends.

In adding the Future Crunch piece into the Journal earlier I knew that would be a decent read and a good chunk of your valuable time. So, if you haven’t read it yet, scroll back up and read it, you have time and it’s a great item.

If you have read it, well done. Hopefully you enjoyed it and it caused a pause for you.

And so in the spirit of curating something completely different here from time to time, and in the spirit of something a little lighter in terms of tone, here is your reader’s reward!! Now, apologies upfront this has a peculiarly Melbourne, Australia centricity to it, but I figured we Melburnians deserve it given our circumstances right now…


Leadership and Vanilla Slices sometimes simply go hand in hand, but there’s no metaphor here. This is just about vanilla slices. Here’s to getting out of Lockdown (again).

You’re welcome…

‘A’ Players and Stupid Ideas

Well, maybe you have another 3 minutes? We do a bit of Team based work at the Juno Institute also… Read this for a short provocation.

Random (or perhaps not so random) ‘Quote’ of the Month

I was a guest recently on a Podcast, links to follow when it drops. This lift from 16th Century French Philosopher Michel Montaigne was on point for the Podcast:

“The chief talent of humans is their adaptability and flexibility. The best minds are those that are the most various and supple.”




Our Mock Interview Workshops are part of the life blood of Juno. They are of vital importance to our Protege’s and are an amazing opportunity for Mentors, Alumni and friends of Juno to give back. We can always accommodate volunteer Interviewers – always! Here’s a snap from a recent MIW…

Mock interview Aug 2021

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