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Value based leadership

August 26, 2011

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In a world in which ruthless exploitation and competition, self serving behaviours and instability seem to be the norms, value based leadership holds a number of extraordinary promises that any sensible leader would dream of: self managing employees; lesser need for supervision and control; greater respect between people; increased enthusiasm and dedication to the task; […]

What is Self Managing Leadership?

August 26, 2011

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An overview of the key concepts of Self Managing Leadership by Frederic Labarthe, SML facilitator and founder of the UNESCO Centre for International Education Leadership, like everything else in life, has two dimensions: the external and the internal. The external or interpersonal dimension of leadership relates to the actual business of making things happen, managing […]

Shifting the currents

August 23, 2011

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Extracts from an interview with Brian Bacon published in Fieldnotes, November 2004, Issue 7 Amidst the growing sense of angst and hopelessness we can feel everywhere today, there is an accelerating recognition of the need to find a better way and somehow become part of it. Almost every other day we hear stories about freak […]

Leadership of People.

August 23, 2011

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Frederic Labarthe introduces the main ideas behind the Self Managing Leadership concept. “Successful leaders do not compete, they create. Successful leaders do not control, they empower. Successful leaders do not force, they influence.” ~ Brian Bacon The world in which we live today requires more from leaders than good management skills or cleverness at getting […]

SML – how it all began

August 23, 2011

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Brian Bacon reflects on organizational change and recalls the genesis of the Self Managing Leadership Program “If you want to truly understand something – try to change it” ~ Kurt Lewis Most senior management make a similar assumption when initiating major changes in their organizational strategy, structure and culture: the assumption that the attitudes and behaviours […]

Leadership and Management by Stephen R. Covey

August 23, 2011

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Leadership and Management are two different things. Leadership is not management. Leadership has to come first. Management is a bottom-line focus: How can I best accomplish certain things? Leadership deals with the top line: What are the things I want to accomplish? In the words of both Peter Drucker and  Warren Bennis, “Management is doing things […]

The Spirit of Service

August 3, 2011

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Whether you are about to start your own business, already have one and need to raise performance or simply seek to live a satisfying life, there is a basic choice you need to make that will make a world of difference to the way you live: do you consider your work as something you ‘have […]