Wednesday
Sep262018

HOW DO LEADERS MAKE TRICKY DECISIONS?

What useful advice can we give to busy leaders who often need to make important business or organizational decisions in the face of uncertainty, conflicting interests and large consequences?

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Sunday
Aug122018

THE CURIOUS LEADER

In this Article, I argue that if you are not growing as a leader you will be shrinking and sinking - treading water seems best left to sitting ducks. I examine the need for innovation in leadership and organizations, and what leaders can learn from the world of the arts. I also describe aspects of the Innovation Practice Program at the University of Melbourne, in which I have been involved.

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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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