Tag Archives: authority

An anecdote about the cost of ending a conflict by using power.

It was an important moment in my career as corporate HR specialist in a large industrial organisation. I was leading a competency management project and got half an hour to present my results to the HR management team. The HR … Continue reading

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Shared leadership (and the difference with authority): I’m Spartacus

(via theleadershiphub.com) Any comments?

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The Romney incident – two lessons in leadership

The video of Romney’s speech in May during a fundraising dinner headlines the news all over the world. Most comments are made about his statement that he doesn’t care about 47 % of the people. Two lessons in leadership can … Continue reading

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Trust is the power of leadership.

We made with Heifetz the distinction between ‘authority’ and ‘leadership’. This distinction comes close to ‘transactional’ and ‘transformational’ leadership as explained by Bass & Riggio [i]. Authority or transactional leadership is based on a negotiation and an agreement between the ‘leader’ and … Continue reading

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The X-factor of leadership is social influence – Epilogue

Social psychology has a number of lessons on leadership as the power of leadership, it’s x-factor comes from social influence. Leadership and influence become even more important when ‘authority’ fails and formal structures and systems get stuck. The last weeks … Continue reading

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The X-factor of leadership – Source V: “Be an expert.”

One of the most thought-provoking psychological experiments ever, took place 50 year’s ago. Stanley Milgram* tried to understand why ordinary and decent people could be driven to commit the most atrocious acts. About 2/3 of the participants in his experiment … Continue reading

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Ronald Heifetz* on leadership – Part IV & conclusion: “Here I stand, I can do no other.”

We easily associate leadership with personal courage. Why is that? Why is leadership personal at all? The answer lies in the definition of leadership. Setting the agenda for change is a personal choice. As Heifetz quotes Max Weber: “Here I … Continue reading

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