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Inclusive leadership: ways to achieve diversity and inclusion

Inclusive Leadership: the definitive guide to developing and executing an impactful diversity and inclusion strategy by Charlotte Sweeney and Fleur Bothwick (Pearson Books, 2016)  is a book all leaders and aspiring leaders need in their personal library.

Cogent arguments and performance data identifying the real benefits to organizations of diverse are provided, with good tips on preparing a business case for such change. In addition, simple and clear distinctions for the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion are made, and practical ways to think and act strategically to lead change for diversity and inclusion in workplaces are outlined. Read more…

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Freeing the organization for change

 

Click here to read more of Steve’s perspective on organizations and people.

 

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Leadership Master Class: A special conversation with Tim Dalmau & Steve Zuieback

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Join Tim Dalmau and Steve Zuieback in a special Leadership Master Class in either San Diego, California on October 16 and 17, 2014.

 

This is a rare opportunity for top leaders in organizations who are  committed to implementing changes to create more profound and immediate results in their organizations and are interested in exploring their leadership theory of practice.

 

The most powerful leaders have an explicit “theory of practice” that they consciously operate from as they make decisions, how they engage in challenging situations and how they build and coach other people. A theory of practice is a set of assumptions, hypotheses and principles that have been developed through their experience about what works and doesn’t work.

 

This Leadership Master Class will take participants through a series of experiences, dialogues and coaching conversations that will result in a completed theory of practice for each person. Participants will receive a packet of information prior to the course to better prepare and focus them for the experience.

 

The Leadership Master Class is for leaders and executives in any setting, be it education, health care, manufacturing, or professional services. No matter where or how you lead people this class will be for you and will deliver to you direct benefits, insights and skills. The role of leaders in the positive transformation of whole systems will be a core aspect of these events.

You can expect to

  • Understand the Leadership Conversations Framework
  • Understand core leadership models that inform your Theory of Practice.
  • Identify beliefs and values that inform effective leadership practices.
  • Develop your own leadership Theory of Practice.
  • Connect with a network of effective leaders.

Tim and Steve will

  • Draw on various leadership models successful across multiple industry sectors.
  • Work with the real issues faced by the participants
  • Include small and large group work
  • Be limited to a small number of participants to maximize learning and focus on real issues.

Training Venue

This training will be held at:
Marina Village, San Diego, California. You will receive more information about accommodations and restaurants in the area after you have completed the registration process.

– See more at: http://www.stevezuieback.com/trainings/advanced-training-workshops/developing-your-leadership-theory-of-practice/#sthash.5QxEvbUf.dpuf

 

 

Presenters

 

Tim Dalmau

 

Steve Zuieback

 

Venue: This Master Class will be held at Marina Village, San Diego, California. You will receive more information about accommodation and restaurants after completing the registration process.

 

 

Click here to Register for San Diego Master Class!

 

 

 

This is a special opportunity for top leaders in organizations who are interested in exploring their leadership theory of practice and who are committed to implementing changes to create more profound and immediate results in their organizations.  – See more at: http://www.stevezuieback.com/trainings/advanced-training-workshops/developing-your-leadership-theory-of-practice/#sthash.DnX90L0J.dpuf
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When Leadership for Change Works!

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It is not often I sit back in wonder, surprise and with some delight when conducting a meeting for a client. But that is exactly what happened when meeting with about 70 managers and executives of a government corrective services department recently. Yes! A prison’s department!

 

My image of most corrective services agencies is one of organizations that are change averse, where executive leadership has to struggle to achieve engagement and where militant industrial dynamics are the norm.

 

So it was with somewhat limited expectations that I met with this group of 70-odd people recently for a one-day workshop. They were all members of working groups set up in the various corrective services facilities that make up this government agency. And they were gathered for a regular review of what was happening in their agency, where it was going and what challenges it faced in these austere times. Read more…

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Performance: The Holy Grail of Leadership

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Click here to view or download a paper exploring useful concepts related to how leaders can approach the sometimes elusive improvement of performance of their organizations, teams and  people. It describes the nature of changes that need to occur for breakthrough performance to be achieved.

Jill Tideman

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Life Cycles of Organizations: Implications for Leaders

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Click here to view an article written as a companion piece to the paper entitled Cycles and Levels of Organizational Life. In that paper we established that organizations go through cycles of both growth and decline, as originally suggested by the late John Sherwood. In this paper I examine the implications for leadership. This paper suggests that an effective leader is one who is managing not only the known and tacit but also the visible and invisible, the conscious and unconscious – layers of an organization. They are also attentive to small weak signals that are forerunners of new forms and innovations that keep the organization alive, vital and relevant.

 

Tim Dalmau

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From clinician to leader

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Recently we had the privilege of spending a day with clinicians working in emergency departments from across Australia and other countries.

They identified one of their greatest challenges, as in many other professions, is the transition from working as a technical specialist to a leader of technical specialists.

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If we dare! The possibilities of sustainable leadership

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Sustainable leadership occurs whenever any one does anything that satisfies the five criteria initially outlined in our October paper, A Stake in the Ground.

Action or leadership that is sustainable

  1. Acts from a whole-of-system view point
  2. Takes into account issues, dynamics and consequences in the wider “world” of which their system is but a part
  3. Preserves or enhances options or choices for the system
  4. Makes choices and acts in a manner that does not limit, but even enhances, the choices that future players might be able to make
  5. Ensures that what is undertaken has within it the capability to endure and adapt through time.
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A stake in the ground

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This month in a short paper, Jill Tideman explores what is required to equip people to lead for sustainability in its broadest sense. Click here to download A Stake in the Ground: building leadership capacity for sustainability.

 

 

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Embracing sustainability

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David Hood, in a short paper, attempts to  draw attention to the underlying imperative facing senior executives and Board members of today’s corporations – the imperative of embracing sustainability.

Click here to read or download his thought-provoking paper.

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