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Leadership in Practice

Leadership in Practice

Most managers know WHY leadership is important. What they wrestle with is WHAT leadership looks like in the different situations they find themselves in, and then, HOW to lead in that moment. My leadership style has been profoundly shaped by my experience of the...

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Do the Work

Do the Work

“I’m an ENFP!” I was ecstatic. I’d found my Rosetta Stone. I was 15. Funnily enough, I needed more. This was just the beginning of my journey to better understanding who I was in the world, and more importantly, who I wanted to be, and also who I was supposed to be.....

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Start with Who, not What or How

Start with Who, not What or How

Bill O’Brien, former CEO of Hanover Insurance, observed of his efforts to lead transformational change in his organisation, that “the success of an intervention depends on the inner condition of the intervener.” To make clear what this means, O’Brien is making the...

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Complexity Needs Leaders from Behind

Complexity Needs Leaders from Behind

The conversation got up this week in Choose Leadership HQ about complexity and leadership. Dave Snowden defines complex systems as ones with some constraints, but where everything is connected, except we don’t know what the connections are. We can assess probability...

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No Relationship, No Influence

No Relationship, No Influence

On Friday, 7 October I had the privilege, with Regina Vogel and 10 other members of my Leadership Tribe, to spend a day interacting with horses, under the watchful eye of Jude Jennison. Regina gives a great account of her expereince here. One of the first things I...

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Management v Leadership

Management v Leadership

When working with new managers, we make the distinction between management and leadership. Why? Well, organisations need leadership as well as skillful management to be successful. But the two things are often conflated, with disastrous effects. The essence of...

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