Leadership

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Personal and Organisational Leadership

The Oracle at Delphi. Photo Credit: wallyg

The Oracle at Delphi. Photo Credit: wallyg

Leadership is about seeing a change that is required in the world and bringing together the resources necessary to effect that change.  Leadership means influencing the organisation to face its problems and live into its opportunities.  Leadership is about creating leaders, not about finding followers.

Leadership is not and never has been an easy path.  Leadership is about choosing between 2 bad options, management is about choosing between a good or a bad option.

 

Leadership is Personal

The top four attributes of leaders who get the best out of the people around them are all personal characteristics:

  1. Honesty (also described as Integrity or Sincere Intent)
  2. Forward Looking
  3. Competent
  4. Inspiring

Blog Posts

Books:

  • Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t; Jim Collins http://amzn.to/15ugUwp
  • The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations; Kouzes/Posner http://amzn.to/1fzczMa

 

Leadership Communication

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Aikido Conversation

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Books:

  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High; Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan http://amzn.to/18laHll

Leading Teams

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Book –

  • The Leader’s Window: Mastering the Four Styles of Leadership to Build High-Performing Teams; John Beck, Neil Yeager http://amzn.to/15tLzVm

Managing Large Scale Change

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