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Leading From Stillness

Leaders can learn to lead from a place of stillness – recognizing their own potential to react to situations and seeking to be free of clouded judgement by remaining open and aware of what is happening.

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Leading With Care: What’s Stopping Us?

Leah Tomkins joins those who advocate for the importance of leading with care. She surfaces why the language and emotions of care often make people feel uncomfortable and how this can make care seem irrelevant or unnecessary for leadership and leadership development.

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The Secret Life of Leadership Rocks

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.

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May the Life-Force Be With You in 2022

Chellie Spiller discusses the important role leaders have in cultivating and nourishing the vibe or mauri (life force, vital essence) of an organization and of tending to the wellbeing of people, communities, and economies.

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A Crisis of Trust

The level of distrust between individuals and within organizations has become so corrosive it demands the attention of every leader. Katherine Tyler Scott discusses the three Cs of trust: competence, character, and compassion.

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The Power of Story

What is the significance of stories on our development as human beings and as leaders? Katherine Tyler Scott explores this provocative question.

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The Colors of Leadership

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.

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The Precarious Process of Leading Change

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.

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