Archive for October, 2011

Celebrity Leadership – What do Steve Jobs, Martin Johnson and John Terry have in common?

Part 1: Steve Jobs
More Catch up in my hotel room in Mumbai – can’t sleep.
They all got to the top!! A basic problem is that we humans need very different behaviours, characteristics and conscience to have the talent to get to the top compared with being a great leader once at the top. And no theory has come close to working out how we get the right people to the top!
I don’t know Steve, Martin (England Rugby Team Manager) or John (England Football Captain) personally or their organisations intimately so my views are my intuition from which I will try to eliminate bias and prejudice.

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Rupert Murdoch & Grayson Perry’s Exhibition – a Transpersonal (beyond the ego) experience

Catch up in my hotel room in Mumbai.
As a result of the recent News of the World debacle, Bella (my wife) and I decided not to buy any publications from the Murdoch stall and agreed to stop buying The Sunday Times. I rationally excluded Sky TV from the debate on the basis Murdoch only owns a minority stake – and I love watching sport on the TV. Reasonable don’t you think? After all, his daughter does live near us – albeit separated by their 10 foot wall.

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Follow-up Planned after First Northern ICF Workshop Success

A new initiative to bring high-quality coaching workshops to the North of England has been so successful its organisers have begun planning next year’s series!

Devised and hosted by executive coaches and mentors, LeaderShape, together with the International Coach Federation (ICF,) the one-day seminar welcomed individual practitioners as well as corporate attendees, including from the telecoms and aerospace industries, to the renowned Work-Based Learning centre, the University of Chester.

One of the UK’s most senior coaches, Newfield NetworksAboodi Shabi, delivered the specialist session “The Art of Masterful Coaching – beyond a set of techniques,” to offer new perspectives to its audience.

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Advanced University Qualifications in Leadership

Early bird bookings are now being taken for the open programmes (in partnership with the University of Chester) starting in March 2012:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching, Mentoring and Facilitation in Organisations
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Transpersonal Leadership
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Emotionally Intelligent and Transpersonal Leadership
  • Master of Arts Degree in Transpersonal Leadership

Because they are based on the principle of work-based learning, these qualifications not only ensure an excellent knowledge of leadership but also that the candidate is actually an effective leader.

Visit our website for more information; then call us on 0870 990 5576 or email us to discover what LeaderShape can do for the leaders and future leaders of your organisation.

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

All leaders are keen on creating and working in an environment where everyone is motivated to perform beyond usual expectations without being asked, instructed or coerced. Generous rewards and bonuses don’t seem to be the answer. So how do we do this in a knowledge economy?

This lively RSA Animate video, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

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Is it the end of Superhero Leaders? I do hope so!

The appointment of Meg Whitman as CEO of HP is amazing. She is the former CEO of eBay who then spent a $100m failing to become governor of California (interestingly campaigning shoulder to shoulder with a former CEO of HP – Carly Fiorina – going for the Senate). Whitman flagged badly as CEO of eBay as it became more mature – ie. more like HP! For its first 60 years, HP exemplified everything that is great about Silicon Valley but since 1999 the company has lost 6 CEOs. The problem seems to be that the board has tried to appoint super stars.

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