Leadership Training

“Leadership is a lot like love. Everyone thinks it is special but hardly anyone agrees on a definition” No Universal Theory Of Leadership The lack of leadership definition in the research fields of social science such as politics, management, psychology and sociology mean that developing a universal model for training leadership is currently impossible. Leadership [...]

Leadership Development

Leadership is important to organisations and high quality leadership, both in organisations and also in society at large, seems to be rare. Developing leadership is a strategic imperative for most organisations. Leadership Development Requirements Developing leadership is not simply about dressing differently (taking off the overalls and putting on a suit and tie) or reading [...]

Leadership Skills

Leadership skills are an integral part of developing leadership. Unfortunately there is no such thing as a universal set of leader traits or skills that will be optimal in all organisations and situations. Far more important than learning the skills of leadership is the application of those skills into the specific environment, as the fit [...]

Leadership Styles

Leadership styles is a theory of leadership that looks at the broad characteristics of what it means to be a leader and the style of the leader. Ground-breaking research at the beginning of World War II by Kurt Lewin highlighted three styles of leaders and sought to understand what was the most effective. Three Leadership [...]

Leaders And Leadership

Are Leaders born or bred into Leadership? This ancient question is no closer to being answered, as there is no single, adequate, or universally accepted definition of the concept of leadership itself. This makes leadership hard to research and difficult to teach or evaluate in any logical way. To recruit or train leaders? And answering [...]

Discussing Leadership With Leaders

Today I was executive coaching a CEO on Leadership and was struck just how challenging leadership is and how heavy the mantle of leadership is for senior people. CEO Background This is a CEO who has been in role for 4 years. He has risen up the ranks of his company and knows the business [...]

Leadership: Charismatic Leaders

Charismatic Leaders We have all met highly charismatic people and their seemingly innate way they influence us can provide us with an interesting leadership tool. The concept of Charismatic Leaders lies with Max Weber, a German Sociologist, who established a framework for studying leadership based on the observation that during times of immense crisis (either [...]

A Boss or A Leader?

Empowering Culture Today I was working with a group of well seasoned managers from the same team who wanted to focus on empowerment and developing a more empowering culture in their team. We only had a 2 hour slot, which at first I thought “How do I fit empowerment into 2 hours?”, and came very [...]