Leadership and Management Masterchef LaPD Solutions Ltd
9th Sep 2019
Nigel, a great read and one that I hope will send a few ripples around the vast pond of leaders and leadership development providers.
I really like the comment in vbfmo's comment, "We aren't teaching our future leaders how to be human!" So right!
Our programmes suggest that anyone can lead, not just those in leadership positions. Hence we encourage development programmes, for even the most junior employees, to include aspects of leadership and management.
I believe in Emotional Intelligence based leadership and management. I also promote Altrocentric leadership and encourage people (not just those who are seen to be leaders) to understand that leadership is now all about others. We have to promote this from an early stage so when people do rise as managers/leaders they are already prepared in how best to communicate, challenge and listen to their people.
We are also very keen on ensuring people understand that there is no one way to lead! We talk about the recipe of leadership, and all of us will do that differently but in a way best suited to us as individuals and those we communicate with. (The Social Awareness element of EI).
Organisational culture has been shifting with speed over recent years, with very different people in employment who demand a new way of being treated! For today's leadership and management development to give the desired success, it "must" support and encourage that new challenging and curious thinking that often ruffles feathers. Challenge is good!
"Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making." (John Milton).