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When Followers Give Legitimacy To Their Leader

Sunday May 30th, 2010 9 comments

Duncan Sterling was the kind of student any Dean would dream of having on their M.B.A. as his sharp mind and remarks were keeping faculty on the edge and he would “take no bullshit”… I guess he hasn’t changed much! He commented on a recent post of this blog and added a clip which I am afraid many of us…

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"Maybe it is my fault…"

Sunday May 23rd, 2010 3 comments

Here is to the wonderfully courageous, highly human and therefore imperfect leaders who courageously take the risk of exposing themselves, by getting closer to their people, aiming at co-creating clarity, purpose and wide ownership around their company’s Strategic Intent. Most of the times, their people respond in a truly mature way (“adult-adult” as the Transactional Analysis aficionados call it) and…

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“Generous leaders disappear behind the Purpose”

Sunday May 16th, 2010 1 comment

I had an illuminating week in Brazil, first with a wonderfully courageous leadership team nearby Porto Alegre whose intuition was that they absolutely needed to “reduce the distance” between them in order to create the conditions for “Leadership as a process” to emerge. Second, I was invited to the yearly event to which the Fundação Dom Cabral (now promoted amongst…

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“Egocentric leaders destroy value”

Saturday May 8th, 2010 7 comments

Last week’s post on “Leadership as a process” has generated a lot of discussions via direct e.mails (it must be thanks to the football clip…) I thought useful to summarize and report conversations held with two CEO’s whose challenges were around: Is “leadership as a process” another way to encourage conformism and obedience? What do I do when my potential…

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Leadership is the ball: leadership is a collective process not an individual attribute

Sunday May 2nd, 2010 3 comments

Synchronicity may be seen as a pure coincidence, or an esoteric “was written in the stars” sort of blessed encounter or the fact that we create our own flourishing environment by continuously sharing, listening and being curious. Such a fortunate moment happened this Saturday when, on the one hand, I was proud to be invited in Macolin (Switzerland national elite…

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