Leadership

 

Trust & Clarity Conversation with Emmanuel Mankura and Krishna Thapa

Emmanuel Mankura is a Maasai Elder and Krishna Thapa a Nepali Gurkha, as well as UK special forces senior mountain leader and Everest summiteer.

In this two hour conversation with a group from the Ideas for Leaders community they discuss the importance of Trust and Clarity in a leadership role, and how these issues have shaped they way they behave as leaders - as well as how their communities and experiences have developed these capacities.

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Global Table Conversation #2: Krishna Thapa and Alice Bromage

Subscriber only Content - 'Conversations from around the Global Table' are participative online events, where we bring  guests who have different perspectives on the world, through their cultural background or work and life experiences, to share some stories and thinking with us. Audience members are able to directly ask questions of the guest and share reflections on the discussion with everyone listening. All subscribers to Ideas for Leaders are invited to join the sessions.

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Prof Ranga Ramanujam on Leading in Volatile and Uncertain TImes

At times of uncertainty and volatility people look for tangible, believable, leadership—and today we are living in unprecedented times that will truly test organizational leadership to the full.

The current Covid-19 crisis and the inevitable economic turbulence that will follow are bound to set extraordinary challenges for business leaders―both in managing the unpredictable day-to-day and in setting strategy for the future.

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David Nour on Strategy Visualization

Successful implementation is the litmus test for any business strategy—and the key to that is making sure people across your organization are fully engaged, focused, and committed.

Visualization is a vital tool for business leaders needing to communicate strategy to their people in a way that facilitates effective strategy execution.

It’s a new way of communicating strategy—turning data points into a compelling story that grabs people’s attention and helps them understand how their individual roles fit the larger plan.

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Prof John Davis on Millennial Mindsets in the Family Enterprise

Family enterprises face big challenges in order to survive and thrive in our era of rapid technological and market disruption. Having to adopt to new business models, and accept changing customer loyalties, they must also address changing attitudes and aspirations within the family itself, as the Millennial generation takes the reins of the family business.

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Bob Chapman - Proving the Benefits of People-Centred Leadership

Bob Chapman is the CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Inc and author, with Raj Sisodia, of the best-selling book 'Everybody Matters' that describes the story of how he inherited a failing organisation and after several years unsuccessfully applying traditional cost-cutting methodologies to turn it around, he pivoted after a couple of epiphany moments, to a leadership approach and set of values that focuses on the employees rather than the products. The results have been both transformatory for the business and life-changing for many employees.

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The Opportunity and Challenge of the Four-Day Working Week

Idea posted: December 2019
  • CSR & Governance
  • Leadership & Change
  • Learning & Behaviour
Institutions: Henley Business School

More employers are discovering the benefits of the four-day working week, including increased productivity and employee satisfaction. Many employers, however, continue to express concern over the difficulty in implementing and managing the four-day working week, as well as its impact on customers. 

Idea #759
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Narcissistic Leaders Negatively Impact Different Employees in Different Ways

Idea posted: December 2019
  • Leadership & Change
  • Learning & Behaviour

Narcissistic tendencies in leaders can be productive as well as non-productive. A new study shows that non-productive narcissistic tendencies have an impact on turnover intention and job satisfaction, although this impact can vary depending on gender and position in the company.

Idea #758
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Nick Shackleton-Jones on How to Learn

Nick Shackleton-Jones is the Director of Learning and Performance Innovation at PA Consulting Group where he helps organizations improve employee performance and engagement through their approach to learning. In this podcast he discusses his new book 'How People Learn' with Roddy Millar, exploring some of the mistaken assumptions and processes we make in trying to educate people, and how the concept of affective context underlies all learning retention.

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The Manager's Guide to Human Beings

Book Published: February 2019
  • Learning & Behaviour
  • Emotional Behaviour
  • Leadership & Change
Authors: Bronach Crawley

From the beginnings of the Agrarian Revolution in the late 18th-century, and accelerating through the Industrial Revolution, the focus of organised labour has been on increasing efficiency. In a world where any paid work was an improvement on scratching a subsistence living in growing urban centres, the unitisation of work roles was acceptable, however in the late 20th and particularly now in the early 21st century, the treatment of humans as cogs in ever-more efficient machines has begun to lose its effectiveness. The needs of modern businesses are more for innovation, adaptation and...

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