Difference Makers re-frames the debate about who can participate in a board directorship so that differences are not seen as negatives but as positives. Dr Nicky Howe and Alicia Curtis share their vast experience and extensive research on how different points of view and different experiences can enhance problem-solving and spark innovation; it can build better boards and ultimately better organisations. Through focusing on a diverse range of attributes (experiential, personal and demographic), readers are engaged to learn practical strategies in becoming more inclusive, innovative and constructive leaders.
“Outstanding insight into how to effectively embrace diversity… a roadmap for creating better organisations, better companies and a better society.” – Rhys Williams, 2015 Young West Australian of the Year "If you seriously want to make a difference – you must read Difference Makers.” – David Koutsoukis, founder of the Exceptional Teams Academy
Dr Nicky Howe is a CEO and leadership and management expert, with a doctorate of business administration from The University of Western Australia, and postgraduate qualification in management from Flinders University. Nicky has a passion for building the capacity of individuals, organisations and communities. She is author of Better Relationships with Those You Lead, a handbook of practical skills and strategies for leaders and managers. Alicia Curtis is one of Western Australia’s most inspiring young social and business entrepreneurs, an award-winning speaker and leadership facilitator. Alicia established Alyceum in 2002 developing innovative transformational leadership programs. Alicia has a master’s degree in business leadership and was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in 2014.