Sunday
Feb112018

CAN LEADERSHIP RESTORE TRUST IN OUR INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS?

Trust in our institutions and organizations is in freefall. Humans haven't stopped trusting, but the nature of that trust has become more dispersed and it is proving a major disruptor to commerce and society. The Digital Age is making bad behaviour so much more obvious. Can leadership respond to this "crisis"?

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Monday
Oct022017

HOW DO LEADERS BUILD THE TRUST THING

The trust challenge for leaders is threefold. We need others to trust us and our leadership in order to gain their informal authorization and avoid command and control management. We need our people to trust each other in order to work well together and to attract customers and stakeholders who trust them. And leaders need to be able to trust themselves and others. Trust may be both a choice and a valuable currency.

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Monday
Oct022017

HOW LEADERS WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

In this practical article I explore my Three Influence Steps based on respect, discovery and shaping. i also distinguish influencing from manipulating.

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Tuesday
Apr042017

LEADERSHIP AND PERSPECTIVE

It is hard for leaders to think and act strategically if we lack perspective. It is like wandering through an interminable forest without the aid of a map or GPS or a compass - every path forward looks as good and bad as the other. Leaders themselves need perspective, and others are looking to us to provide perspective, and a bigger picture, and to be able to frame challenges and opportunities in ways which are powerful and useful. So let's examine the forest of change that is currently occurring in business and society, and let's go looking for maps, satellites or a compass.

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Thursday
Mar162017

EXPLORING THE HIDDEN HUMAN DIMENSIONS

The urgency to enable generative dialogue, productive collaboration and deep reflection is needed right now to explore the connections between futures and scenario thinking and practice and capitalism - particularly the study of the human and social dimensions of climate change through the arts and the humanities as creative self-destruction. 

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