Tag Archives: governance

It’s Who You Know – S16.3

One of the essential aspects of a governance system is how information is gathered and shared in an organization. When systems are viewed as hierarchies of reporting relationships, it is easy to assume that information will flow along the paths … Continue reading

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Leadership in Brief – S15.3

Leadership is a much misunderstood and greatly overused concept. I have been teaching leadership for many years and my skepticism and anxiety about the usefulness of the term continues to grow. If asked to provide a brief statement of my … Continue reading

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The Three Represents – S15.1

A collection of speeches and essays by Chinese president, Xi Jinping, was recently published under the title, The Governance of China (2014). Throughout the book, reference is continually made to a foundational set of guiding principles and objectives associated with … Continue reading

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Book Interviews

The purpose of this brief post is to provide you with a link to a series of interviews that I did with my CBU colleague Rod Nicholls, in which we discuss various aspects of my book Governance and Social Leadership … Continue reading

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Best Leadership Books

The seventh chapter of Governance and Social Leadership (Cape Breton University Press, 2014) is devoted to the topic of understanding leadership. Following sections on the relationship between management and leadership, what the experts have to say about leadership, and what … Continue reading

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Personeity

Chapter 11 of my upcoming book is devoted to a discussion of servant leadership, a theory developed in the 1970s by Robert Greenleaf, based on his reading of a novel by Hermann Hesse called Journey to the East. One of … Continue reading

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Space Is No Escape

The following excerpt is from the fifth chapter of my upcoming book, Governance and Social Leadership (Cape Breton University Press). The chapter deals with resource management as a way in which to conceive of the relationship between governance and leadership. … Continue reading

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