Being more authentic as a leader: Insights from Leadership Fellows, No 20

This report draws on the main themes of a fascinating overnight Conversation on this topic. We recognised that a discussion about our authenticity as leaders is one that would benefit many leadership teams, which is why we have structured the report around 10 questions that could provide the basis for a team discussion.

As usual, we start off with a number of propositions that capture some of the thought-provoking insights from Leadership Fellows.

Please click on the front cover to open the document or click here to download a pdf version.

 

 

Leading with IntegrityLeading with Integrity: Insights from Leadership Fellows, No 19

This Insights report forms part of the backdrop for our Annual Gathering for Leadership Fellows on September 11, on Integrity in Leadership, as well as a follow-up one-day Conversation on this theme on Wednesday the 12th.

Our three stand-out propositions on page 3 reflect the fact that this was one of the most compelling and challenging themes that we have taken on at a Leadership Conversation.

Please click on the front cover to open the document or click here to download a pdf version.

 

 

From Good to Exceptional: Insights from Leadership Fellows, No 18

This Insights report draws on the main themes of a two-night Leadership Conversation on the process of moving from good to exceptional as a leader.

It sets out eleven of the key qualities exhibited by exceptional leaders. Its overall message is that the process of moving from good to exceptional is “a constant state of movement rather than a state of being”. Among the 11 exceptional qualities, the first one is “seeking out the diamond in the rough”.

Please click on the front cover to open the document or click here to download a pdf version.

 

For facilitative leaders insightsFor facilitative leaders: Rethinking our approach towards challenging conversations. Insights No 17

This Insights report deals with one of the biggest single challenges that we all face as leaders: how to open up a conversation where we have a difficult message to convey.

It suggests how the principles that we use for our Leadership Conversations – trust, connect and stretch – could help with framing these challenging conversations.  After capturing the key elements of this approach in a one-page summary, it explains them before bringing them to life through six specific moments in challenging conversations.

Please click on the front cover to open the document or click here to download a pdf version.

 

Leadership InsightsDriving up Board Performance. Insights from Leadership Fellows, No 16

As well as capturing seven insights arising from this Conversation, the report contains seven action points that Chairs and CEOs – and all Directors – can take to drive up Board performance.

Some of these ideas are quite radical: such as transforming the induction process for NEDs, ensuring that there are consequences for NEDs who choose to remain silent during meetings and always changing the agenda in some way to deter predictable behaviours and “stop the train”.

Please click on the front cover to open the document or click here to download a pdf version.

 

 

Nurturing Wisdom, Volume Two Conversations 10-15

Volume Two of Nurturing Wisdom brings together the 38 Insights from Leadership Fellows that we captured at the end of six Conversations at St George’s House between September 2017 and February 2018.

As with Volume One, we include an Executive Summary with hyperlinked Chapter headings to make the document readily accessible as a resource to support you in your own leadership development.

Please click on the front cover to open up the 38 Insights or click here to download a pdf version.

 

 

 

Nurturing Wisdom, Volume One Conversations 1-9

Volume One of Nurturing Wisdom brings together into a single document the Insights arising from our first nine Conversations for Leadership Fellows between October 2016 and July 2017.

On pages 2 and 3 you will see an Executive Summary with hyperlinked Chapter headings. These are designed to enable you to use Nurturing Wisdom as a resource that you can dip into at any time.

Please click on the front cover to open up Volume One of Nurturing Wisdom or click here to download a pdf version.

 

 

 

 Society of Leadership Fellows
Our first Annual Gathering, 
September 2017

On September 6 2017 we held our first Annual Gathering for Leadership Fellows in the quire in St George’s Chapel.

Four of our Fellows gave speeches highlighting different aspects of of their responses as leaders to the challenges of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in our “VUCA world”. They were received very enthusiastically, and when you have a chance to read the speeches you will know why!

Please click on the front cover to open the report or click here to download a pdf version.

 

 

 

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