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Leadership Ontology – S16.1

In 2007, Warren Bennis (American Psychologist, 62.1: 2-5) expressed the dominant ontology of leadership, which had been informing research and practice for decades, as consisting of a ‘tripod’ of three basic elements: leader(s), followers, and common goals. The notions of … 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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A Neoliberal Anticommons – S15.4

As a preamble to some comments about multinational cooperation in Central Asia, the following is an excerpt from Chapter 9 of my book Governance and Social Leadership (Cape Breton University Press, 2014). As Bevir states it: “Global governance seeks not … Continue reading

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Management and Leadership – S15.2

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of my book Governance and Social Leadership (Cape Breton University Press, 2014): As a starting point, our efforts to understand leadership will be greatly facilitated by acknowledging the fact that much of … 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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Looking for Insight – F14.8

Vision is often identified as one of the key characteristics or tasks of leadership. Having foresight – the ability to see into the future – is viewed as a major difference between leading and managing (dealing with here and now). … Continue reading

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The Big Five – F14.3

In the Spring 2014 issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review, Ginka Toegel and Jean-Louis Barsoux report on how, even though we may possess certain traits, we must understand and manage our personalities in order to be successful leaders. Personality … Continue reading

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