In this blog post, I wanted to explore the notion of ‘leadership effectiveness’ which is something both consultants and our clients are deeply interested in defining, creating and achieving.
Okay yes, we got it wrong! We figured the US election was going to be a predictable, boring affair and that the now President Elect Donald would get his much-deserved comeuppance for, well let’s be frank, being a lying, woman groping, tax avoiding, racist and all-round climate denying blow-hard.
On Thursday 27 October, the Centre for Leadership Advantage (CLA) hosted the first event in a series of thought leadership functions exploring a range of topics relevant to leadership, executive development, change management and more. The CLA team were excited to welcome a range of guests on the day, including CEOs and Executives from private, not-for-profit, ASX-listed and government sectors in our network, all of whom were looking forward to hearing from our special guest speaker, Mr Brian Cook, CEO of Geelong Football Club.
We call it ‘leadership’ because (traditionally), it is about setting the direction and leading from the front; but what about those who put others first and in essence, lead from behind (i.e. the servant leaders)? Are leaders who put others ahead of themselves really leading at all? The practice of ‘servant leadership’ incorporates many elements, and is a timeless concept in and of itself, however it is so powerful when practiced effectively…