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Ensemble Leadership – S19.2

In a 2018 article in the journal Leadership (Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 307-328), Grace Ann Rosile and her collaborators present a new theory of leadership that they call ensemble leadership. Combining insights from relational leadership theories and indigenous ways-of-knowing, … Continue reading

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Requisite Variety – S19.1

In the first chapter of Governance and Social Leadership, I indicate that one aspect of my approach to examining governance and leadership is to be troublesome. Part of my reason for doing so is to challenge readers to think about … Continue reading

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Value for business and society – S18.2

In a recent article in Rotman Management (Spring 2018), David Kiron et al. outline five principles that corporations can follow to build a sustainable business. They developed these principles following an eight-year study and, while they identify examples of progress … Continue reading

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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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