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Leadership – reconciling theory and practice

Leadership – reconciling theory and practice

  I wonder if leadership is in its death throes – if it was ever alive? Since the nineteen-fifties we have had (in no particular order), Situational Leadership, Authentic Leadership, Ethical Leadership, Servant Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Agile...
The Dark Side of Leadership

The Dark Side of Leadership

  Carl Jung, writing about what he called the “Shadow” wrote, “To become conscious of it involves recognising the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.” The dark side has been...
Noble leadership

Noble leadership

  The question was asked in a LinkedIn group some time ago, “Who is your favourite leader from ancient times? Why?” My answer was King Leonidas who with his small Spartan army held off the Persians for 3 days at Thermopylae before being betrayed and dying with...
Leader impact

Leader impact

  Having leadership doesn’t make you a leader; however, leaders need to have leadership. Leadership, as defined by the GLOBE study, is “one’s capacity to influence and motivate others to contribute to the success of the organisation they are part of” The others...
Leadership Impact

Leadership Impact

  Leadership, as defined by the GLOBE study, is “one’s capacity to influence and motivate others to contribute to the success of the organisation they are part of” and two of the key characteristics are the willingness to take up a challenge and the ability to...