While Brexit brings uncertainty for business, executives may be more worried about the effect of the political crisis on their careers. “Strong and stable” leadership doesn’t work any more. Management pioneer Mary Parker Follett offers a solution: instead of taking power over people, leaders can learn to use power with their teams. Continue reading Brexit signals a leadership crisis for executives as well as politicians. A forgotten management thinker can help business leaders to restore trust by sharing power.
I’m excited to announce two new training courses under the #dareconf banner:
- Go beyond either-or to transform work relationships into partnerships
- Lead a group into shared power by playing the role of facilitator
For the last 18 months I’ve been offering evening courses on techniques that encourage a mindset of abundance—eg, active listening and peer coaching. (If you’re interested you can read the story of how they came about.)
Based on what I’ve learned from running these courses, I’m now offering daytime courses with the intention that employers will pay for them. They each consist of 4 weekly sessions of 2½ hours in central London. Registration closes on 7 April. Continue reading New training courses: transform work relationships into partnerships, lead a group into shared power
When we go into meetings aiming to change people’s minds, they often object because their need for choice isn’t met. If we reframe our objectives to include finding solutions together, we can facilitate in a way that meets each person’s need for choice. Continue reading When people don’t engage in meetings, reframe your objectives to give them choice