The best leaders have the courage to discard the obsolete. But that doesn’t make them wrecking balls who go about trying to fix what isn’t broken. Exemplary leadership walks a thin line, shaking things up to create order from the chaos surrounding us. We call this Challenging the Process, one of the Five Practices of […]

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Human history is built on envisioning the future. Many of us dream of a better tomorrow; effective leaders are those who create a roadmap to get there… but it’s not a path they walk alone. Whether in business, politics, or everyday life, deciding where you need to be is just the beginning. You then need […]

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Exemplary leadership is built on values. Those wishing to go beyond simple management and step up to lead must first discover, then embody the values they hold dear. Not only that, they need to teach others to do the same. Encouraging your direct reports to take the same journey as yourself lets them spread your […]

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Helen Green

30 years of the Leadership Challenge

On the surface, the Leadership Challenge is a book by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, first published in 1987 and now on its 2017 sixth edition. On another level, it’s a straightforward, practical model for leadership rooted in over three decades of ongoing research. It’s used by both established and up-and-coming leaders from all walks […]

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57% of working days lost through illness in 2017/18 were due to workplace related stress. That’s the conclusion from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which has calculated that in that period 595,000 workers in the UK suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety. That represents an increase of 69,000 on the previous year; a […]

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