Tag Archives: reflection

Herman Van Rompuy about leadership: “We do not live in the age of mediocrity.”

President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy started hesitantly, with general musings about the necessary balance between social, ecological, political, ethical and economical concerns. Van Rompuy is not the most emotional or pompous speaker. He clearly appeals more the … Continue reading

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X-teams drive innovation

There’s a silent revolution going on in more traditional organisations. Matrix structures, communities, and projects distribute leadership throughout the organization and make the formal organograms fluid. On top of that, the boundaries between external and internal  become permeable. This revolution enables … Continue reading

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Leadership is a question of character

“Which leadership book or training can you recommend me?” These simple questions require very complex answers if you consider all dimensions of leadership. I combine abstraction and maturity levels for clarifying the field. Kegan and Lahey* define three levels of adult … Continue reading

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