Tuesday
Jan252011

BEING A LEADER

This article of mine first appeared in modified form under the title "Leading Through Being" in the Business Spectator. It argues that some old philosophies around "being" may have a lot to offer modern leadership practice.

 

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Tuesday
Jan252011

MINDFULNESS AND LETTING GO

A modified version of my article first appeared in Business Spectator under the title "Paying Attention to Paying Attention"  It argues that managers often have a coloured view of reality and it is difficult to influence reality if you can't see it. Mindfulness can help with this. 

 

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Tuesday
Dec142010

THE BIG AND SMALL OF LEADERSHIP, OR ELEPHANTS IN THE BOARDROOM

This article of mine first appeared in the Business Spectator under the title "Elephant in the Board Room". It argues that there is nothing as practical as a practical theory of leadership, while also suggesting that we do not want to get too grandiose about this matter or we may miss the hundreds of moments for leadership which present themselves to us each day.

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Monday
Dec062010

TRUE SELF AND LEADERSHIP, OR WHY THE LONE RANGER MAKES A LOUSY LEADER

A modified version of my article first appeared in the Business Spectator under the title "Why the Lone Ranger Makes a Lousy Leader". It argues that the most effective and fulfilling way to lead is to be yourself, but there are many obstacles to doing this. Examples are given of senior managers who have struggled with this challenge.

 

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Friday
Nov122010

THE RELATIONAL DILEMMA OF LEADERSHIP

This Article explores how leaders relate more effectively to the groups and organisations which we lead. It was first published in an edited form in the Business Spectator.

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