Changing your Leadership Practices at Work

Posted by Kyran on 08/12/2016 9:52am

Wiser folk than me make a clear distinction between management work and leadership work. Some define management work as about accomplishing tasks and leadership work about relationship-based inspiration and energising of people. Others define management as about coping with complexity and leadership as about coping with change. Leadership can perhaps be...

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Lean is Foremost about Adding Value

Posted by André Esterhuizen on 16/08/2016 1:35am

Winnie the Pooh “Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping...

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Leadership and Organisational Development

Posted by Kyran Newell on 11/07/2016 9:16am

As we all appreciate, organisations are systems of integrated parts, with leadership holding the tiller to guide the organisation’s journey. The organisation exists to achieve pre-determined business outcomes; leadership exists to change the organisation so it can more efficiently and effectively achieve that purpose. Today, leadership can be characterised as having...

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Where is Leadership Going?

Posted by Kyran and Nicky on 10/02/2016 10:21am

The art and science of leadership has been on the organisational agenda for almost 40 years now. Back then leadership started to reveal itself as something important and something different from management, which had been the dominant player in organisations since the Industrial Revolution. Today, leadership stands as the pre-eminent...

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More About Mindset

Posted by Kyran on 09/09/2015 3:08am

Having recently explored the concepts around mindset, I've become a little fascinated and have taken the time to dig much deeper. I've realised that mindset isn't just about how we might respond to the need to change, it's about our world view of everything that we encounter in our lives...

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Can you be an Effective Leader without a Growth Mindset?

Posted by Kyran on 03/07/2015 1:14am

Over the last couple of months, while anticipating, undergoing and recovering from major surgery, I've had pause to think a bit about the future. Not so much *the* future, but *my* future. Glimpses of mortality tend to concentrate the mind a bit.  I’ve emphasised *the* and *my* because the distinction is...

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Leaders and their Followers

Posted by Kyran on 15/05/2015 3:55am

As a leader, you are out of a job if there are no followers prepared and willing to follow you. That is self-evident at the extreme end of the spectrum - when your team resolutely turn its back on you and follows another leader - but it is at least...

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The Importance of Coaching

Posted by Nicky on 24/02/2015 3:59am

A large part of being an effective leader at work is the ability to coach the people in your team. Most people, when asked, would say that they *do *coach their team members, but when they really understand what true coaching means, they realise that they actually don't coach. They...

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Leadership Training that Really Works

Posted by Kyran on 08/12/2014 2:08am

At ODI we’ve been concerned for some time about the effectiveness of New Zealand organisational leadership and we are not alone in that thought. We are also conscious of the variable quality of the response to that by the learning and development community. At its simplest, sound organisational leadership is about...

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Our Organisational Leadership Model

Posted by Kyran on 31/10/2014 11:12am

In th P28302 Leadership model globe FA V5 e ODI worldview, organisations are systems that operate within a wider system of suppliers, competitors, customers and other stakeholders, which is bounded by the physical and biological environment that is our planet. The small graphic on the left hints at how that...

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Competencies Frameworks can Help Organisations

Posted by Kyran Newell on 06/10/2014 1:31am

Many see Competencies (or Capabilities) Frameworks as something HR does that adds complexity but no value to the organisation – they see a sideshow that is of no real use to the business. This is an unfortunate view, but it is one that prevails; largely because many frameworks are not...

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Growing Mid Canterbury Leaders

Posted by Nicky on 07/07/2014 4:38am

GMC Logo We've partnered with Grow Mid Canterbury to bring a series of leadership courses to Ashburton as a unique opportunity for Mid Canterbury people to develop their leadership capability in their local environment. The programme includes a number of one and two-day courses delivered by first class presenters who are...

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Collaboration is Alive and Well in Canterbury

Posted by Kyran on 04/07/2014 1:48am

Yesterday, a group of Canterbury business and organisation leaders spent a little time with four outstanding collaboration practitioners and a subject-matter expert in that space. It was an unforgettable experience. The practitioners, Duncan Gibb, GM, SCIRT; Vince Barry, CEO, Pegasus Health; Paul Lonsdale, Councillor, Christchurch City Council; and Dr Tom Richardson,...

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