As a Western society we’ve been enraptured with leadership for decades. The past 20 years have witnessed a tidal wave of books on leadership and management, with most of them having short shelf lives and, in reality, providing gimmicky messages based on flimsy or non-existent research.
I’ve debated over which topic, among many, would celebrate my 200th post on WordPress. I chose public service because of my recent long attachment to the Government of Canada and because of the leadership and values elements that are embedded within this post.
One of my favorite leadership blogs is that of eponymous Bret Simmons. Bret’s insightful perspectives on leadership issues, based on his experiences, teaching and consulting, bring a lot to the subject, and in particular the virtual conversations going on in cyberspace. One of his recent posts really resonated for me, and I’m sure you’ll find his observations and questions penetrating.