Rocks are referred to frequently in leadership literature — from “bedrocks” to “big rocks” and “touchstones” to “cornerstones.” In Aotearoa, rocks occupy an important space in Māori culture. Professor Chellie Spiller opens a window on this Indigenous wisdom, raising intriguing questions for leaders on the role rocks play in their organizations and their practice of leadership.
Contemplating a World Challenged by Social Cohesion Erosion, Livelihood Crises, and Mental Health Deterioration
The 2022 World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report reveals that global experts and leaders are worried. Key indicators like social cohesion and mental health have worsened under the pandemic. Erwin Schwella shares a leadership model that attempts to make sense of and deal with complex societal challenges such as these in analytical and active ways.
In today’s VUCA world, leaders can’t simply “figure things out.” They must depend on colleagues and followers to provide needed information and expertise. To be successful, Ed and Peter Schein argue, leaders must be humble and engage in humble inquiry.
Keith Grint explores the way color — in almost all its formats and embodiments — is deeply implicated in leadership whether in terms of how it’s signified and practiced, how it’s used to create and enforce status and hierarchy, and even how it’s used in certain leadership development models to code capacities.
Les Sylven discusses how daily meditative practice improved his effectiveness as a police officer and leader and asks whether the practice of meditation should be supported as a potential tool for all police officers and be placed in the curriculum of police leadership development programs.
As the rate of COVID vaccination increases globally, and as restrictions put in place to lower the risk of infection are gradually lifted, organizations will be faced with how they will adapt. Those responsible for leading what are imminent changes in their institutions are facing a huge challenge – the precarious nature of the change process.
Post-COVID 2019 Academic Pointers: On Social Innovation, Engaged Scholarship, and Learning Leadership
Given a changed context, academic efforts must increasingly rely on evidence-based, scientific knowledge. To ensure its relevancy, we must also ask: What does it mean anyway? This question becomes even more important as wicked problems increase exponentially in nature, scope, and impact.