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Revitalizing Leadership: Putting Theory and Practice into Context

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Guest: Dr. Brad Jackson

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Theory is one thing. Practice is another. Guest Brad Jackson understands that, and works to put leadership theory into real-world contexts so it can be truly useful.

That’s the focus of his book: Revitalising Leadership – Putting Theory and Practice into Context. It argues that the universal prescriptions favored by most leadership scholars ignore the reality that context always matters in leadership practice. He puts our attention on the key challenges for leadership in different organizational contexts. From developing a specific purpose for leadership to formulating the values, norms and domains of action, putting leadership in context is tremendously useful – shaping the role, responsibilities, rights, behaviors and attributes relevant to leaders and followers.

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf, Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured 30 years of experience in an award-winning series of books used by public, private, and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems, and culture using Innovative Leadership techniques. 

Maureen shares her hard-won insights through public speaking, industry publications, interviews, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to, host of the top international radio show, Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future, and author of the award-winning Innovative Leadership book series. The series includes: Innovative Leadership FieldbookInnovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations; Innovative Leadership Workbook for Global Leaders; and Innovative Leadership for Health Care, among others.

She is a Fellow of the International Leadership Association.

About Innovating Leadership: Co-Creating Our Future

The pace of change in the world is increasing exponentially. Leadership must evolve. And that gets to the heart of our mission: To bring you the latest thoughts on leadership so you can innovate, learn, and evolve…growing your team, your business, and yourself! This series features a new interview every week. Host Maureen Metcalf interviews world leaders, global business and NPO executives, thought leaders, and researchers in a wide range of industries. It’s a breadth of perspectives unavailable anywhere else. Become an innovative leader in your own right! 

Innovating Leadership is proud to partner with the International Leadership Association on a yearly series of episodes on global leadership with special ILA speakers, members, and guests. 

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