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In a recent article for the Health Service Journal, Douglas Board, author of Choosing Leaders and Choosing to Lead discusses the NHS and how it needs leaders who are curious and ready to take risks - not motivated by fear of failure. Using his expertise within the areas of executive selection and his knowledge of the industry - Douglas offers a thought-provoking insight into the current trends within the NHS today.
You can read Douglas’ article in full, here http://www.hsj.co.uk/5052908.article.
The role of President is generally associated with the ‘leader as hero’ tradition and not with what Douglas Long describes as Third Generation Leadership: “a leadership approach that elicits engagement, commitment, and enhanced personal, group, and organisational accountability”. But maybe, just maybe, Barack Obama is in this new mould. There certainly seems to be an appetite for it as Douglas’ book was the ‘most in demand’ title at the recent Frankfurt Bookfair where we received reading copy requests from companies publishing in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Tukish and Russian.
Be inspired by real ‘Culture Builders’
Some incredible leaders and business experts share their experiences and their thoughts about what makes makes a great leader and manager here: http://lnkd.in/WbT2Hy
All these leaders are featured in the book The Culture Builders by Jane Sparrow and published by Gower.
Gower Publishing has come together with FT.COM and exec-appointments.com to offer their subscribers a free chapter from Douglas Board’s new book, Choosing Leaders and Choosing to Lead. Chapter 12 – Field Notes for Candidates, can be read online. If you aren’t already registered on these sites, you can do so for free, to take advantage of this chapter which describes the research, information and scenarios you should consider as a candidate applying for a senior management role.
Douglas’ book, Choosing Leaders and Choosing to Lead is now available from Gower Publishing.
Penny Pullan, co-author of Gower’s A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management is one of the experts being interviewed this week at the Leader’s Employee Engagement Conference (18-22 June), so be quick don’t miss anymore of this great free event.
Best practices and insights, that would normally cost you thousands of Pounds, Euros or Dollars, will be given directly to you, for free, in a powerful week-long conference. You can join from wherever you are. For more information and to register visit http://www.leadersemployeeengagementconference.com/
You will learn:
- How to drive Productivity and deliver Bottom Line Results
- How to attract and keep Top Talent
- How to inspire your Employees to go the Extra Mile, every day
- The Key Factors to increase Customer Loyalty
- 5 essential Drivers to keep your Employees happily performing, now & for years to come
In Nick Obolensky’s interview he highlights Exhibition Road in London as an example when asked about the practice of distributed management. Imagine taking a busy road and making it a shared space for pedestrians, bicycles, cars and busses. What if that road had few markings, no traffic lights, no curbs, and instead was sprinkled with benches, trees and lamps? Too chaotic? Would it work? Would each person, driving or walking, be conscious and take responsibility for what he or she is doing without an authority enforcing rules? So far, it looks like Exhibition Road works fine. But can a business successfully run in a similar model of distributed leadership rather than in a hierarchy?
Do watch the video to hear Nick’s thoughts on this and read the comments thread afterwards.
Nick is the author of Complex Adaptive Leadership.
For all managers out there…
Jane Sparrow, author of the forthcoming Gower book The Culture Builders has set up a survey to help gather information relevant to the book and the themes/topic within it.
The survey is specifically for those of you who manage 1 or more person/s. If you have a spare few minutes to complete the survey, it would be very much appreciated.
Ian will be presenting at the event in the Business Strategy Theatre at 12pm on Thursday 26th April with the headline of Social Engineering IX – Hacking the Globe – a snappy little title, that sets the theme for an examination of cultural differences that impact on the task of the social engineer. This is the result of his social engineering work across a number of continents.
Do pop in and see Ian on the ECSC stand at any time during the three days - he will be doing regular short presentations each day. ECSC are vendor independent information security specialists offering expert guidance, support and management services.
Ian’s book, Hacking the Human is available from Gower Publishing.
On Tuesday, May 15th 2012, People in Business are hosting a free seminar which features an overview of their findings, drawn from their project-based experience and a number of two day employer brand knowledge-sharing sessions run with over a 100 hundred local ‘talent managers’ in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzen.
During the seminar, led by Richard Mosley, Global SVP of Employer Brand Consulting, People in Business will be covering:
• The trends shaping the Chinese labour market
• Attraction drivers, including the relative appeal of Chinese vs. Foreign enterprises
• Recruitment media channels and usage
• Engagement and retention drivers
• Future challenges and opportunities
Over a series of similar sessions, Richard will also be sharing similar reviews of the talent markets in India, Russia, and Brazil.
This is a unique opportunity to share ideas, and capture best practice in managing your employer brand in emerging markets.
Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To book your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please call Nell on 020 3375 4180.
Gower author, Simon Barrow, is Chairman and founder of People in Business. His book, Employee Communication during Mergers and Acquisitions, with Jenny Davenport, is available from Gower Publishing.