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Dominance and Prestige: Selecting the Leadership Approach that Fits

July 10, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Charleen R. Case and Jon K. Maner Maximising your organisation’s effectiveness requires leaders who tailor their leadership approach based on the organisational culture, their team’s dynamics, and the specific task at hand. This article describes two distinct leadership approaches – dominance and prestige – each with their own advantages and

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The Mindful Leader – Staying Resilient, Collaborating and Thriving in Complexity

May 21, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Coaching, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Michael Chaskalson and Megan Reitz Political and economic instability, climate change, globalisation, disruption, an unprecedented pace of change and overwhelming channels of communication – how can leaders stay focussed and make good decisions?

Leadership with a Smile Managing Our Emotions as a Tool of Enacting Leadership

March 9, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Marian Iszatt-White Practicing leaders often have to manage their emotions as part of enacting their leadership role: whilst we all do this as part of our everyday lives, for leaders it can be an important “tool of the trade”. So how do they perform

The Importance of Being Expert… Contextually Expert

February 2, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (2)

By Barbara Kellerman The article argues that leadership is not a person – it is a system. It is a system in which three parts are of equal importance: leaders, followers (or others), and contexts. The article focuses on the importance of incorporating

Take the Window Seat (Return)

January 5, 2017 • BLOGS, Leadership Development, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor   As we begin a new year and return to work a fairly typical professional activity may include a look ahead to time spent on the road. I made a call for mindful flying through the simple act of choosing the window seat on the

Leo Messi and Larry Ellison have more in common than you think

November 9, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor I was watching through a crack in my fingers. And there it was, inevitable really. Number seven. My football team, Glasgow Celtic was getting a thrashing in the opening Champions League match of the 2016-17 season at the Camp Nou in

We Are All Executives Now

October 4, 2016 • Leadership Development, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (1)

By Steven P. MacGregor Last week I was teaching on a new “Executive Program” for Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica at their Corporate University north of Barcelona. A large multinational aiming to reinvent their business in the face of massive

Happy New Year: MacGregor on Executive Health

September 9, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (1)

By Steven P. MacGregor For most of Europe, especially those engaged in academic pursuits, September marks the beginning of a new year. After the traditional August downtime, during which business leaders too may have had time to read, reflect, write, or

Evolving Leadership in the Digital Age

July 24, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (1)

By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries To become more effective and reflective leaders, executives need to learn to improve their behavioural reactions to difficult situations and develop greater emotional intelligence.   The central theme of this article is to

Design Your Life: Leveraging Design Thinking For Better Executive Health

May 26, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor Why does management development focus almost solely on the neck up, when the demands placed on managers and executives touch every facet of their lives? In this article the author discusses a design-thinking approach to sustainable