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Practice intelligence and the problem with Business School learning

Practice Intelligence

Why management and leadership development should be focussing on practice intelligence.   Fourteen years ago this year Henry Mintzberg published his book ‘Managers not MBAs: A hard look at the soft practice of managing and management development‘, in which Mintzberg challenged the prevailing view that the recipient of the MBA was by default not only […]

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How we collude to not resolve the paradoxes leaders and managers create

Paradoxes in organisations

How managers and leaders create paradoxes at work  Messages and orders from leaders and managers create a world of meaning in organisations. Often however the messages managers and leaders unintentionally send out frequently create a paradox i.e. inconsistencies, uncertainties and ambiguity that defy or counter the prevailing logic within the organisation. These in effect, create […]

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Leader’s individual differences and how they impact

Special report: Leader differences and their impact on leadership outcomes

The Oxford Review has just published a new special report looking at the individual differences between leaders and the impact of those differences on leadership outcomes. Keywords: leader, leadership, leadership development, individual differences, leadership capacities Special report Why look at individual differences? 65 researched differences between leaders How to get this special report   Special […]

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Tensions faced by leaders: The inherent conflict and tension that exist within manager’s and leader’s roles

Tensions faced by leaders

Tensions faced by leaders: An interesting paper, about the tensions faced by leaders in health care scenarios shows some really useful constructs for leaders and managers in other contexts. The study found that there are often perceived differences between the aims of different parts of managers jobs. In this case between the aims of the […]

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A proactive risk taking culture can enhance business performance

  A proactive risk taking culture can enhance business performance A study just published has shown that innovation in a proactive, risk taking organisational culture can enhance business performance. The roots of business innovation In the words of the authors “a true entrepreneurial genius is someone who has the capability to experiment with combinations of new […]

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The essential guide to evidence-based leadership

(Updated June 2018) Evidence-based leadership refers to the processes and practices of using ‘best evidence’ and ‘hard facts’ about the current situation and what tends to work and what doesn’t, and includes best evidence about how what decisions to make. This means being able to identify and separate facts from half-truths, pet theories, unfounded beliefs […]

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New Research Briefing: How to develop and lead an adaptable organisation

How to lead and develop an adaptable organisation

  If you are in leadership, leadership development, organisational development or consultancy you are going to want to see this… New research briefing: How to lead and develop an adaptable organisation This week we sent our members a brand new research briefing about how to lead and develop an adaptable organisation. This briefing summarised an important new […]

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How obedience and loyalty led to the downfall of Toshiba

obedience and loyalty

Obedience and loyalty could be your organisations downfall…   Toshiba was at one time one of the giants of Japan’s economy, with net sales of USD $63 billion and over 200,000 employees worldwide. However things were not as they appeared. In 2015 it was discovered that there was USD 4.1 billion of inflated profits over […]

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This weeks Briefings: Why introverts rarely emerge as leaders and The conditions for open innovation

Research Briefing

This Week’s Research Briefings This week we sent out the following research briefings to our members: What creates the conditions for open innovation in an organisation Keywords: open innovation, innovation, external knowledge, knowledge management, collaboration, openness, learning, organisational flexibility, entrepreneurial orientation, technology, reward system, incentives   One of the hot topics at the moment is […]

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‘Flawed individuals’ – shared leadership in policing – lessons for all organisations

Police leadership - flawed individuals

Complex problems and flawed individuals Police the world over are organisations largely dependent on a hierarchical, bureaucratic leadership model. It has been shown that where in some situations a hierarchical system is most effective, even top leadership cannot deal with the most complex problems on their own so a shared leadership model is the best way […]

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