Making tough calls
Reflecting on the challenges he has had to overcome this year, Dylan Alcott admits it hasn’t been easy. “I was supposed to be going to the Paralympic Games. That was taken away and that was my whole life, training up to that. And I guess that element of not knowing has been really tough, especially at the start of the year,” he says.
“I decided to kind of call it out because that's happened to people with a disability all our lives. People decide what restaurants we go to, whether or not we can go on their airline. You know things like that. And it was a tough thing to do.
“You've got to be authentic to you. But when you call things out or when you try and be a leader for your community or the people you believe in, you open yourself up to a lot.”
Authenticity, humility and integrity
Shayne Elliott agrees authenticity and humility set great leaders apart in times of crisis. “It's not always easy sitting in any sort of leadership position when you do have power and authority and then your decisions, that you're making, impact real people's lives. But nonetheless, I think it is about authenticity. That's the most important thing - in a leader or anybody,” he says.