I’ve studied leadership quite a bit in the past few years, and been amazed at how many different theories and definitions of leadership are out there. In fact, the words leadership and leader have so many different meanings that they have become almost meaningless. Think about the following sentence:
The leadership of the organisation demonstrated great leadership in leading leading-edge projects to develop leadership skills among emergent leaders.
Teams have a magical quality called Synergy which means "Synchronized Energy."
And when synergy kicks in, 1 + 1 can equal 3.
It's a bit like getting a speedboat up onto the plane.
When it's not "on the plane" it can take 3/4 throttle to go at 15 knots.
When it is "on the plane" it can do 25 knots at 1/2 throttle.
Real teams don't just "do more with less";
They "achieve more by doing less" - they don't work so hard to achieve the same results.
As originally posted on July 9, 2013 by Peter Ryan and Irwin Blank, SAMA – edited by Bobbi Faulkner (Lean Advisors, Inc.)
As mentioned in previous blogs, Is Change Management in the Public Sector Really Different? and What is Different about Change Management in the Public Service, An Update, Intersol has partnered with the Telfer School of Business to develop a “made for the public sector” change management model. Our goal was to create a model that would be an adaptable tool to assist managers in
If you stop and think about it, we all spend much of our professional and personal lives negotiating and managing conflict. As organizations become less hierarchical, less based on positional authority, and with many fewer clear boundaries of responsibility, co
When a ‘leader’ gets intimately involved in any change initiative within the organization, it sends a clear signal that the change (hopefully an improvement) is deemed important. The challenge is to make sure the involvement is clearly supporting the desired change, both perceived and real. To be effective as a leader and to provide the needed support means he or she needs to have adequate knowledge of the methodology of change, and a clear vision of the desired direction. On top of all of this, a leader must have the ability and people skills to interact effec
I’m mesmerized by the outstanding scenery and suddenly realize “oh, this would make a great picture!” Have you ever tried to take pictures from a moving motorcycle? It’s not easy to keep the camera still, focus and capture a good image. Even as a passenger, by the time I have the camera ready, something is obstructing the view and it’s too late.
It’s a missed opportunity.
As mentioned in previous blogs, Is Change Management in the Public Sector Really Different? and What is Different About Change Management in the Public Service: An Update, Intersol has partnered with the Telfer School of Business to develop a “made for the public sector” change model.
Why is it that for some, the ability to use words to inspire and reflect, seems to come easily? I have always admired that creative skill and especially as exemplified by the humble, yet profound words of Maya Angelou, who left us with her legacy on May 28, 2014. I have read many of her books throughout the years, but none has inspired me more than, On the Pulse of Morning.