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The Courage to Lead

Allan Sicard



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3r Consulting Pty Ltd
01 August 2023
In a world full of leaders who put their egos first, and crave power and the spotlight, here is a story about a leader who did exactly the opposite in the autocratic arena of policing.

This is a story about Allan Sicard, a leader who empowered others to lead.

Allan Sicard was a NSW Police Officer for 40 years and Police Commander for the last 15 years of that career. During this time, he was renowned for creating a workplace where people did their best working together in some of the most challenging crises Australia has ever seen including the Mosman Collar Bomb in 2011 and the first two hours of the Lindt Café Siege in 2014.

This is a different book about leadership. Leadership where mistakes are made. Leadership where mistakes are learnt from.

Over a period, Allan Sicard developed a leadership style that created a workplace and a community where people do their best because they know they are trusted, included, supported, and cared for.
 Armando Lucas Correa at Abbey's Bookshop

Imprint:   3r Consulting Pty Ltd
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   372g
ISBN:   9781922954244
ISBN 10:   1922954241
Pages:   264
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Allan Sicard is husband to Kerrie, father to Kirk and Madeleine, and grandfather to Liam, Sylvia, Noah, and Luca. Since retiring, he spends his time enjoying life with his family, including all the joy that being a grandparent brings. He has also taken up beekeeping. Allan lives in Sydney. The Courage to Lead is his first book.Allan is the producer of the podcast The Courage to Lead Interview Series, the Executive Director of 3R Consulting (the three Rs representing Resilience, Relationships, and Reputation) and a speaker, specialising in leadership. He empowers others to lead to create supportive and inclusive workplaces, environments, and communities so that everyone can do their absolute best.Allan led, coordinated, and facilitated a multi-agency response to homelessness, housing hundreds of people across central Sydney and the northern districts of Sydney between 2013 and 2020.He has appeared on the Geoff Stanwell Show, on 29th March 2023, and The Coaching Podcast which will air with the book launch.

Reviews for The Courage to Lead

"""The Courage to Lead provides universal life lessons; learning from failure, adapting to succeed, forging engaged and respectful relationships. Most of all, it is a compelling celebration of human spirit."" Mark Berridge - Award winning author of A Fraction Stronger ""Act with integrity. Care for the people you lead and the community you serve. If you do these things, I believe you will be resilient. This is Allan Sicard's story."" Retired Assistant Commissioner Alan Clarke. NSW POLICE FORCE ""All I can say is Wow. What a read. Each Chapter really is a story to identify a leadership learning."" Rebecca Pinkstone CEO Bridge Housing - Winner of Best Workplace Award x 5 years running. ""His legacy, and this book, is sure to inspire generations to come."" Alex Greenwich MP, Member for Sydney."

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