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.

Read the Full Article in PDF

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.

Read this article in full in PDF

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.

 

Read this Paper in PDF

Saturday
Apr282012

NEW AND SIMPLE REGISTRATION FOR SEARLEBURKE.COM

 Our website will have some new and exciting changes made to it very shortly. This will include a new and simple Registration Process which will take you less than one minute to fill in and will allow you full access to all the site and to all our articles. It will even allow you to request to have updates automatically emailed to you. And of course it is all free.

Unfortunately, those of you who are already registered at the website for updates will need to Register again under the new system.

Please check out the new website and Register too!

Regards,

Richard

Friday
Feb102012

The Seven Sources of Power for Effective Leaders

The full version of this Article is attached in PDF form to my Blog entry of the same name loaded today. An edited version of the article appeared recently in the Business Spectator. In it I argue that leaders need to power up! Leadership involves moving others and moving others involves power! I talk about the more destructive form of power over others, and distinguish it from power to lead others to achieve beneficial outcomes. Grand aspirations and good intentions are not enough if we are powerless.