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By The Architect Apr 6 2008

Distributed Leadership: An example in action

One of our newest members works at Satyam in Northern California. Satyam's founder was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year in 2007. Satyam follow a model of distributed leadership in which founder Ramalinga Raju says his job is to create leaders, not followers. Other organizations a...
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By Mike Eldon Apr 4 2008

Leadership notes from Kenya: Lederach on Reconcilation

The meeting of Peace and JusticeMike Eldon - The Dan Eldon Place of Tomorrow (The Depot - )In the last few weeks here in Kenya we have got ourselves into the extraordinary situation whereby if we speak of peace we’re obviously pro-Kibaki, whereas if we call for justice we must be...
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By Anonymous Apr 3 2008

The Effective Executive

Peter Drucker wrote this book back in 1966 and it is as pertinent today as it was then. It concentrates on a small number of practices to help executives manage themselves – a precursor to managing others.  Drucker makes the point that, “No one is born an effective executive. No one is a natural… It...
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By Anonymous Apr 2 2008

Act Your Way Into a New Way of Thinking

In Larry Bossidy's book, Execution, he references Richard Pascale's quote when describing how to "operationalize" culture.  "People are much more likely to act their way into a new way of thinking, than think their way into a new way of acting." To read more, click h...
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By Colin Scowen Apr 1 2008

Team building games / exercises

Hiya,I need a little help (again !)We are going to run some sessions where we evaluate some candidates for our engineering development program. What I need is 2 or 3 small, group leadership, training exercises (explain them, or submit a link to a site, I don't mind). I expect groups of about 5 p...
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By Rob Taylor Mar 31 2008

just sorry will do

Watching the unfolding debacle at Heathrow's new "state of the art honest guv"  Terminal 5 got me wondering 2 things. Why consistently in such situations is there a lack of basic information to those affected, and why do leaders find it so hard to just go " I'm really sorry th...
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By Kate Moor Mar 30 2008

Leadership - a human activity

Given the discussion of late the following statement by Dr Lance Secretan back in 1998 is as relevant today as it was back then. Lance Secretan, Industry Week, 10/12/98Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration—of onesel...
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By Phil Dourado Mar 28 2008

Robert Kennedy. The greatest leadership speech ever made?

There is a video clip over in the Hub TV area of Robert Kennedy giving a speech, forty years ago come next Friday (April 4th). Kennedy was due to give a campaign speech in a poor black part of Indianapolis. He knew, but the crowd didn't, that Martin Luther King had been killed that night. You can...
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By David Straker Mar 28 2008

Eight factors in creating passion

Passion is usually a pretty desirable thing in employees and especially also in leaders (with the usual qualification of passion for the right thing).I came across a neat paper recently from the Blanchard stable. Based on solid research it id...
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By Anonymous Mar 27 2008

More Phil Martelli - Manager as Bartender

In his book, Don’t Call Me Coach: A Lesson Plan for Life, Phil Martelli states the following...   “I believe that whether you’re a parent, a coach, a teacher, a CEO, an office manager, a professional, or several of the above, you want the people who represent you to handle themselves in a certain wa...