Tag Archives: governance

Projects, Networks, and Temporary Organizations – S19.3

In a 2018 article in the International Journal of Project Management (Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 4-11), Jorg Sydow and Timo Braun provide a rationale for conceptualizing projects as temporary organizations. They relate that within the practice and study of … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts – S19.4

Six years ago, before I had finished the final draft of Governance and Social Leadership, I published a post on this blog that summarized some of what I considered to be the key messages I wanted readers to take away … Continue reading

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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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