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The ultimate lesson of leadership - from 6th Century BC to Chocolate Hob Nobs!?!

The ultimate lesson of leadership - from 6th Century BC to Chocolate Hob Nobs!?!

More than 20 centuries of leadership wisdom condensed into less than 20 minutes. Using wisdom from the ancient world, the modern age and chocolate Hob Nobs discover there are only 2 things about leadership that you need to know - and do!

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Frontal Lobotomies Are Not Required

Frontal Lobotomies Are Not Required

The MBA for leadership blaggers – Part 4

In  “Beware the ‘Heathrow Airport’ school of leadership”we introduced the last centuries’ key theories on leadership: 

  •       Trait theory
  •       Behavioural theory
  •       Contingency theory
  •       Transformational theory
  •       Authentic leadership

Having looked at the first two, lets look at the last three on one final bite of potted leadership history.

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Beware the ‘Heathrow Airport’ school of leadership

Beware the ‘Heathrow Airport’ school of leadership

 The MBA for leadership blaggers – Part 3

In "It’s about the people, stupid" and The Bad Smell we whisked you through centuries of leadership thinking in two bite sized blogs.  Now let’s go for another quick spin through history, this time of the more modern variety. The big 5 theories are:

  •       Trait theory
  •       Behavioural theory
  •       Contingency theory
  •       Transformational theory
  •       Authentic leadership

Today we’ll take a look at the first two.

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Three Simple Secrets of Inspirational Leadership

Three Simple Secrets of Inspirational Leadership

What are the secrets of inspirational leadership? Is it about impassioned speeches? Is it about magnificent visions?  Is it about being lean and mean? Or is it about being fluffy?

No.   It’s about just three things:

Connection

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The Bad Smell

The Bad Smell

The MBA for Leadership Blaggers - Part 2

In “It’s about the people, stupid” we crammed 21 centuries of leadership thinking into 400 words – an MBA for leadership blaggers! 

In the last two centuries a lot more has been written on leadership.  Sadly some of it served to widen the gap between leaders and followers that Machiavelli fortified over 500 years ago.

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It's about the people, stupid!

It's about the people, stupid!

(The MBA for leadership blaggers - part 1)  

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What is leadership? So much has been written on leadership, most of us don’t have time to read it. So here’s 21 centuries of leadership thinking crammed into 400 words - an MBA for leadership blaggers!

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