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Brokerage & closure: important lesson for leadership

This picture* illustrates two important assets of clusters of networks: closure & brokerage. Brokerage is the unique connection between different networks. Brokers bring diversity. They connect different perspectives and make innovation and creativity possible. Closure is making networks closed and … Continue reading

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The problem with the 70:20:10 rule in leadership development

I recently stumbled across a piece of text in a forthcoming chapter of the Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations, which made me smile. It made me smile because leading authors in the field, Scott DeRue and Christopher Myers, structured … Continue reading

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Leiderschapsontwikkeling is spannend, niet pleasing.

Over leiderschap wordt heel veel gepraat en en nog meer gediscussieerd. Over leiderschapsontwikkeling minder. Vorige woensdag gaven we feedback aan 10 wijze mentoren die gedurende een jaar 10 jonge managers begeleid hebben in hun leiderschap. Het project van VMA is een … 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 II: Let people make choices out of free will.

During an experiment, children were put one by one in a room with five toys. The most interesting toy, a robot was a “nono”. The children got a warning. One group got the warning: “It’s wrong to play with the … Continue reading

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The X-factor of leadership. Source I: “Start by giving.”

What if the things we do without thinking are not the right thing to do? What if we are lead in the wrong direction? Unconsciously. “I would like my collaborators to think more for themselves,” sighed Sofie Dutordoir, during a … Continue reading

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Tio Pepe & The Bordellos teach next generation leadership

“On and on, the rain will fall, like tears from a star, like tears from a star, on and on the rain will say, how fragile we are, how fragile we are.” (Sting “Fragile”) “Where’s the leadership lesson in spending … Continue reading

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