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Are We There Yet? More on the Leadership-Management Debate


How can you think and hit at the same time?
– Yogi Berra


Part one of this post took a provocative stance on the leadership-management definition debate, leaving it to you to start some thinking.

My promise holds: no definitions of leadership in these two posts, just a lot of questions, supplemented by the eclectic views of some renowned thinkers.

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Are You Numb from the Leadership-Management Debate?


I’d like to thank you for your loyal followership over the past three and a half years. The blogosphere is full of leadership blogs, and which continues to grow. To celebrate my 300th post on WordPress, the premier blogging platform on the planet, I’m sharing with you some thoughts on the leadership-management debate. This post introduces the debate, with the second part probing into it. Please take a moment to add your views.

Thanks again for your readership… Jim

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3rd HR Business Partner Masterclass

HRBP Masterclass 27th November - London

Regardless of job titles, the role of HR has constantly been evolving in line with the challenges in the global, competitive market environment. It has been well accepted for some time that Human Resource Management needs to play a more strategic role in the success of an organisation. Within this changing environment HR professionals have to evolve:


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HR Quality Standards Workshop

The HR profession has always been one where Measurement is difficult and gathering Evidence is problematic!


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The 6 Inner Leadership Selves

Being a leader, in whatever capacity, is not a one dimensional affair.

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Are You Worthy of Being a Leader?

Are you into power?

Does holding authority over others give you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction?

Before you answer these two questions take a moment to reflect. Be honest with yourself.

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How Many Projects End Up Like This!

Up from the Hub archives. Originally published 2007

We all must have done this or been a part of this at some time.


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The Humble Leader: Giving Without Strings Attached

Open a book on leadership or management, read an article on the subject or listen to an interview and you’re bound to bump into coaching or mentoring.

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Have You Lost Your Voice? Stand Up and be Counted

Retain the power of speech no matter what other power you may lose….Be shunned, be hated, or be ridiculed, be scared be in doubt, but don’t be gagged. The time of trial is always. Now is the appointed time.
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Leaders Should be Enthusiastic … but Skeptical!

Successful people typically possess a deep passion for the activities in which they engage. The great basketball coach John Wooden said: “Your energy, drive and dedication will stimulate and greatly inspire others.”

But, be careful; enthusiasm alone doesn’t carry the day.

Consider the following two dimensions: 1) Laid Back versus Enthusiastic; and 2) Skeptical versus Gullible. The enthusiastic but gullible person typically has problems getting things done. The laid back and skeptical guy is usually the wet blanket, not the achiever.