Tuesday
Jul022013

LEADERSHIP THAT TRANSFORMS GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS - PART2

We believe that leadership occurs in relationships. Those relationships might be one person to another person, or a group or organization, or involve stakeholders or the public. Effective leadership transforms the "relational space", or group and organizational dynamics in these entities, in order to bring about significant individual and collective change. Read the full Article here and remember that a thirty second registration process will give you full access to all material and it is free!

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Monday
Jun172013

MINDFULNESS AND THE WORKPLACE BY AMANDA SINCLAIR

Attached is a new Article from our colleague and friend Amanda Sinclair on the contribution of mindfulness to leadership and workplaces. The Article also reviews some of the research evidence for the efficacy and applications of mindfulness. Amanda is a highly respected Professor at Melbourne Business School and she has recently stepped back from those full time duties to focus on additional activities including collaborating with us in our consulting work and undertaking research into the application of mindfulness in workplaces.

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Tuesday
Mar052013

EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES OF ALL RICHARD'S ARTICLES

I am attaching a current set of short Executive Summaries of all my articles which have been posted so far on this site. Most of the articles can be found in this Publications section, and a few have found their way into the Blog section alongside my shorter blogs.

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Friday
Feb082013

LEADERSHIP THAT TRANSFORMS - PART 1

In this new Article I explore the three kinds of transformations that effective leadership can help individuals and organizations to achieve. The first kind is a shift in how individuals and groups experience the world, others and themselves which leads to lots of new possibilities and opportunities for action. The second kind of transformation is what results from that action, which is major and significant changes for individuals and organizations. And the third kind of transformation, ,uch loved by shareholders, is innovation in processes, systems and technologies which lead to large scale business and organizational changes. This article asks the question: How do leaders bring about transformations in others? it also includes a terrific letter from a past participant of our senior leadership program which illustrates some aspects of the nature of transformation and leadership.

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Wednesday
May162012

Leadership is Emotional

An edited version of this article appeared this week in the Business Spectator. Many senior managers seem to believe that management and emotions do not mix. Some even believe that emotions are dangerous. In this article I argue that leadership is inherently emotional. Emotions help us to connect and they are far more motivating than mere ideas. I suggest some mindful processes for leaders to become more accepting and skilful around emotions.

 

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