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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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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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Ronald Heifetz* on leadership – Part II: the difference between power, authority and leadership

Leadership is often defined as social influence. That makes leadership trivial and instrumental: people using their influence to reach group goals. At the same time we all associate leadership with ‘making the difference’, ‘realizing breakthroughs’, ‘transformation’. Heifetz shows the way … Continue reading

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Ronald Heifetz on leadership – Part I: “Leadership is not waiting for the coach’s call to adress hard problems.”

“How can we understand and define leadership, not only in its effectivity, but also in its morality?” “Did Hitler show great leadership?” It’s an easy question to provoke a debate on leadership. The answer to that question is not easy. … Continue reading

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