Most of us who are interested in developing leadership have been here. We have taught a leadership development course with the latest principles of effective leadership; we have coached an aspiring leader about how to interpret and use 360 feedback; or we have reviewed an organization’s leadership development plans with the board or executive committee.
Our Leadership Journey
Leadership is a topic where the volume of writing does not match the value. Much is written and many of the same ideas are repeated. In the last decade, we have addressed the issue of how leaders have impact by contributing to this huge volume of work with four books and many articles. In this article, we review this work and synthesize how we believe we’ve contributed a unique perspective around four ideas.
Playbook: Leadership Sustainability - Paris - November 2012
Leadership: Developing individual leaders matters and building leadership capability matters even more. In this two-day “think tank” we will respond to three questions that will improve each participant’s ability to build stronger leaders and better leadership capability.
What is an Effective Leader? The Leadership Code and Leadership Brand
We believe it is time to bring together decades of theorizing about leadership: we need to simplify and synthesize rather than generate more complexity and confusion. Faced with the incredible volume of information about leadership, we turned to recognized experts in the field who had already spent years sifting through evidence and developing their own theories. Synthesizing the data, the interviews, and our own research and experiences, a framework emerged that we simply call the Leadership Code.