Category Archives: 8. Development & mindset

Leadership development of the future: stakeholders & aesthetic learning

Due to the increasing complex problems we are facing as individuals, organizations, institutions, society, the  ‘genius with a thousand helpers leadership model’ is more and more replaced by ‘shared leadership’. This has implications for leadership development.   Let me start … Continue reading

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Kwetsbaarheid en liefde als motor van authentiek leiderschap

“Is het voldoende veilig voor iedereen? Dat bewaken is mijn hoofdopdracht en die van HR. Of misschien meer nog mijn levenswerk,” aldus Joost Callens (Durabrik) tijdens een bijzonder gesmaakt seminarie over authentiek leiderschap georganiseerd door ITAM en Empathos. “Als het … Continue reading

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Middle managers & leadership – part 3: how to become a middle leader?

“Which leadership book or training can you recommend me? How can I become a middle leader?” These simple questions require very complex answers if you consider all dimensions of leadership. Day, Harrison and Halpin (2009) advocate an integrative model of … Continue reading

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No talent leadership without diversity management

Talent leadership can be understood as playing to strenghts of people, focusing on what makes them unique and leveraging those unique talents to the well-being of the individual and the company.  In our research (Veestraeten & Leroy, 2012) we have … Continue reading

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Obama & Romney: different leadership mindsets

With Drath (2001) we distinguish three mindsets, which also can be linked to different times and situations. Leaders can be ‘ego-dominant’ and hold on to a vertical perspective. These leaders want obedience and loyalty. They believe they have special gifts or … Continue reading

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Leadership develops talent in everyone.

Leadership that deals with social change values everybody and is inclusive. It doesn’t consider talent or potential as a prerogative for a select target group. It doesn’t pigeon-hole people. It takes each and every possible person along in the task … Continue reading

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Don’t judge the people you are working with. Teach them.

Leadership masters a positive attitude. It doesn’t see the world in short comings, problems or defaults. “The boundaries we create in life are imaginary; they don’t exist, but we create them. Then we feel trapped by them,” as Joseph Jaworski … Continue reading

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