Insatiable minds: The endless curiosity of innovative leaders who have changed our world
What does Warren Buffett’s interest in History and Shakespeare have to do with his leadership success? What did Steve Jobs’ college dedication to calligraphy have to do with his future achievements? Are curiosity and humility allied with innovative leadership? Warren Buffett is a curious guy….
Managing Economic Risk: Hiring for Success
(Part 1 of 3 – Managing Economic Risk: Hiring for Success; Why Leadership Development is not Discretionary Spending in Economically Challenging Times; Mastering the Challenge of Keeping your Best People) Managing economic risk is an important skill and responsibility for health and public sector leaders….
The meeting of heart and head: the imperative of emotional intelligence in 21st century leaders
There has been a leadership paradigm shift from top-down management to the leader as mentor, motivator, facilitator and collaborator. In an economically and ecologically fraught new era, is emotional intelligence in conjunction with cognitive intelligence an element of the effective 21st century leader? In our…
Where is the next generation of leaders?
Systems have run down their stock of leadership talent over the last 15-20 years. The leadership development surge slowed down 15 years ago as other priorities came the fore. This has left us with a slow erosion of talent as people retired, sought alternative working…
Human Factors and Safety
I am by any measure a frequent flyer averaging at least 2 flights per week which includes Trans –Tasman and interstate, a necessary part of the job. Delays are part and parcel of the experience, it happens from time to time and given the logistics…
21st Century Leadership – do you have what it takes?
And if not, what are you doing about it? Pressing sustainability issues and systems under strain of working within paradigms that are no longer relevant urgently need reform. However, to deliver the changes required, leaders need very different skills to engage their workforce in preparing…
Hiring Successful Leaders
By Rhodie Miller The hiring and replacing of leaders plays an integral part in the operational success of any organisation and, in turn, its longevity. The leader of an organisation promotes it, guides its vision and directs employees to ensure a cohesive culture; therefore the…
Emotional Intelligence: the best predictor of leadership success?
IQ, technical skills, strong management skills; these are all essential to successful leadership. But does emotional intelligence (EI) have a role to play? By Tara Rivkin (HGI Insight Nov 2012) HGI’s editor of HGIinSight, Tara Rivkin, has written a series looking at EI and curiosity…
Choosing Wisely – Is our society over-medicalised?
Is our society over-medicalised? A new campaign, Choosing Wisely, has been developed to combat the overuse of medical resources in the US. Is Australia exempt from the problem? by Tara Rivkin (HGI Insight Nov 2012) We’ve all heard it: in prosperous nations we over-diagnose and…
Leadership & Determination
I want to share with you an example of leadership and determination. For those of you who are fans of golf (at least 50% of the population), last week’s Ryder Cup victory by the European team over their fierce rivals, the United States, will remain…
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