Tag Archives: transformational leadership

European Commission approves 40% female quota

The European Commission has approved proposals for at least 40% of women on company boards by 2020. I wanted to provide some academic references that demonstrate how  more gender diversity in top management teams leads to better organizational performance, but … Continue reading

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Leadership is all about having your own story and being true to it.

All through history, stories have been a powerful way to build communities, to give meaning to the often tragic ‘nonsense’ of life and to inspire for action. As the beautiful quote, attributed to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry goes: “If you want … Continue reading

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Leadership talks the walk.

“Walk the talk” is one of the most used clichés on leadership. And the importance of role modeling is undoubted. Transformational leadership theorists [i] call it ‘idealized influence’ and it is a core element in all positive leadership theories [ii]: giving the example … Continue reading

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Leadership is a personal claim.

Leadership starts with the personal choice for making change happen, not only change in others, but also change in one’s own self. Leadership is making a personal stand. Some people stick to their comfort zones, avoid risks, change only if … 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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Leadership & Dialogue VI: Is dialogue just a leadership tool?

So far in this series of posts on leadership & dialogue? – The core question is:  “How to lead for depth in the shallows of this age?” – Real human dialogue seems to get killed or missed in action by … Continue reading

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