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Exeptional Leadership by Design

Design, we see it everywhere, and yet we don’t. That is because good design is subtle and enigmatic in that it does not announce its presence but you and I both know when good design is missing.

Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World

Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World: Thriving in the New VUCA Context, is the thoughtful analysis of nine expert authors from around the globe who put VUCA under the microscope and take the reader on a journey that looks at VUCA from a number of different leadership perspectives. Through their research and writing these nine authors seek to provide sense-making and insights that are combined with practical tips and frameworks to help leadership embrace this new VUCA context and learn how to thrive within it.

Flow Based Leadership

Have you ever arrived on the scene of a house fire to find a frantic woman in the driveway? As a firefighter, you know instinctively what this means: there is a child inside.

Learning to Lead

10 Stories for Principals.

"Using children's stories as a unique lens for understanding the tole of the prinicipal, Michael Chirichello and Nancy Richmond explore practical, real-life truths about effective leadership for today's schools."

-Robert Evans, author of Family Matters and The Human Side of School Change

The Future of Innovation

Bettina von Stamm and Anna Trifilova have gathered together the thoughts and ideas of over 200 of the most creative innovators from business, professional practice and academia from nearly 60 countries.

Principals as Maverick Leaders

Rethinking Democratic Schools

After her school wins the coveted United States National Secondary Education Award, a school principal embarks upon an educational odyssey. The principal discovers that the reasons for winning the award are a sham! As her school falls apart, she begins to reflect on the stagnant school organization and the ineffective prescriptions for improvement.

Running with Scissors

The more complex and ambiguous this world becomes, the greater the uncertainty leaders will face in their day to day professional and personal lives, and the greater the need to recognize and develop their leadership skills to help be the voice of reason when there’s nothing around them but chaos.

Rewriting Leadership With Narrative Intelligence

How Leaders Can Thrive in Complex, Confusing and Contradictory Times

Leadership is a slippery concept. Researchers disagree on its essence, describing it variously as behaviours, character traits or styles. Effective leaders understand that we make meaning of our experiences by creating stories we believe to be true, but which are largely based on fragmentary evidence filtered through our biases, beliefs and dispositions.

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The ACT of Change Management

Transforming an organization's culture involves influencing change one person at a time.....starting with the change leader.

The majority of literature on the subject prescribes the development of teams and implementation of multi-stepped processes. However, the biggest predictor of success is not just the process or the team, but rather the character of the leader themselves. Before people will accept change they must first accept the change leader. The ACT of Change Management is a principled approach to leadership development that is both practical and realistic for today's workplace.

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"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."

Jack Welch

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