Lately our expectations of leaders have gone through the roof. We expect leaders to be strong and brave and kind and calm and smart and curious and inspiring and consistent and composed and knowledgeable and organised and compassionate and friendly and attentive and vulnerable and outgoing and innovative and confident and resilient and driven and […]
Want to Enjoy Your Work More? Then Remember This.
During my very first economics lecture at the University of Queensland in the late 1980’s, my lecturer Dr Gunton made an observation that I have never forgotten. “All organisations are imperfect”, he pronounced with gusto from his academic pulpit in front of the crowded night time lecture theatre. I wrote this down, underlined it and filed […]
Followership – Leadership’s Less Famous Sibling
There’s an enormous amount of focus on leadership, and this is understandable. Good leaders make a huge difference as they improve organisations and the wider world, while bad leaders can leave an ugly mark of bad results and damaged people. There’s much, much less focus on followership, about 1000 times less it would seem! My […]