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Leadership Is Changing - Denis Gianoutsos. EPISODE 120, 17th March 2021
120: Stephanie Cousins - Successful Leaders Hire On Potential
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120: Stephanie Cousins - Successful Leaders Hire On Potential

Stephanie worked for more than 15 years in the not-for-profit sector, promoting human rights and sustainable development causes. Stephanie is currently Global Co-CEO of Talent Beyond Boundaries, a non-profit on a mission to enable refugees and other displaced people to secure jobs overseas and migrate on the basis of their skills to secure their futures. 

Prior to that, Stephanie led advocacy and external affairs at Amnesty International Australia and held several senior leadership positions at Oxfam Australia and Oxfam International. 

In 2017 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research innovative refugee admission programs across six countries. She wrote about my findings at www.makerefuge.org - a website created to showcase how governments, citizens, and other actors can better work together to welcome refugees into our communities. 

Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Public Policy and Management, and a Masters of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne. 

Stephanie is passionate about creating innovative solutions to human rights and development challenges.


On this episode:

  • Hear Stephanie talk about her background and how her passion for human rights and social development issues have affected the course of her life
  • Stephanie talks about why she follows the principle of “hiring someone based on their potential.”
  • Stephanie explains their “Co-CEO Structure” and how it has impacted their organization
  • Stephanie discusses where leadership will be in the next 5 years

Key Takeaways:

  • Hiring someone based on potential can go a long way. It’s not always about the qualifications on their papers.
  • Leaders must be accountable for their decisions and behavior
  • Leaders must have flexibility and adaptability
  • Leaders must be able to pivot on a dime


Tweetable Quotes:

“Hire on potential and look for potential.” – Stephanie Cousins


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