Adaptive Leadership vs Adapting

This week, I’m writing to you from Harvard University in Boston. I’m attending an intensive eight-day executive education program called “The Art and Practice of Leadership Development” between 8-15 May 2015. I’m part of a learning community of 70 peers (from almost as many countries and walks of life) focused on The Leadership Pipeline – […]

The Four Habitats

What I’d like you to do is consider that you are your ecosystem. If you think about yourself as an ecosystem, an ecosystem is comprised of habitats – the natural homes in which we live. What we need to be able to do is to be able to respond to changes in those habitats. The […]

Farmer or Forester

Our approach to managing organisations is quite analytical – we think about boxes and flowcharts. To put this into the context of a farm; we take land, we clear that land and we make these nice little boxes into which we put our livestock. We do the same thing when we talk about customers, suppliers, […]