The intelligent leader's qualities -- 7. Robert Keep: from spy to guru -- 9. This is a book about and for leaders in all kinds of enterprises: and that means all of us! The essential difference lies in the relationship of the parts to the whole. Featuring best practices, authoritative research, practical assessments, and enlightening examples of both good and bad leadership, this book equips readers with the knowledge, skills, and passion they need to become the leaders they were meant to be. He needed to develop his informal influencing skills to have higher profile at the top levels.
A myriad of interlinked factors mean that styles of leadership that were appropriate in the past are now no longer working. Audiences describe his talks on leadership, creativity and entrepreneurship as 'inspiring', 'fresh', 'captivating' and 'unique'. Students are empowered to enhance the campus experience and develop into effective leaders of the future. Each addresses a different aspect of productivity and efficiency in the public sector. As someone with an interest in systems thinking I felt it deserved some discussion in the context of local government using ideas gathered from Peter Checkland, Alistair Mant and John Seddon. I would be very happy to have Alistair back any time he is in Australia. Alistair Mant is a world-renowned authority on leadership and on the complexities and frustrations of managing organisations in turbulent environments.
Liz O'Shaughnessy and Noel Waite: relationship businesses and the 21st century -- 13. In a way, he is describing systems at two different levels — the component-level bicycle and the system-level frog. Intelligent Leadership is an irresistibly perceptive journey. John Seddon has developed an application of systems thinking in organisations that has demonstrated its value in improving organisational systems. Helpful hints on organisational leadership. Mant believes that most big organisational systems contain bits of frog and bicycle systems.
The efficiency discussion is often not well informed. All of the resources of the discipline i. It is not only the best book on the subject that I have ever read, it is by far the most captivating. And you'll discover how to develop intelligent leadership in practice, while meeting the twin demands of operational competitiveness and human dignity. Here is a book for its times. Buy Intelligent Leadership by Alistair Mant from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books. It is the improvement loop.
. With great charm, and a hint of wickedness, Alistair leads us back to a place of uncommon sense where purpose is allowed to define process, and process define organisation. In a world where public leaders struggle endlessly with the unforeseen consequences of their actions, it's inspiring to hear Alistair Mant's penetrating analysis of the root causes of system failures. In a nutshell, systems thinking is concerned with organisation and the principles underlying the existence of any whole entity. Here is a book for its times. The book is intended to stimulate the thinking of every educator who aspires to influence decision-making and to provide direction to their school, district or institution. He has a global portfolio of executive coaching clients, appears regularly on the conference circuit and is an Adjunct Professor at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.
All I did was to help him find a way to be himself in a more helpful setting. In Intelligent Leadership, Alan Hooper and John Potter look at how changes affect people in businesses and organisations, using specific case studies of individuals. Having worked in local government for 30 years, I have to agree that we are sub-optimised organisations. He has a global portfolio of executive coaching clients, appears regularly on the conference circuit and is an Adjunct Professor at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Once you remove a single part the whole system is affected instantaneously and unpredictably.
You've got to work with what you've got. Scott is the Conflict Whisperer and the Fun Maker! You'll understand why some such leaders succeed, and others are stifled by their own institutions. He says that the bicycle parts can be hived off and reattached in a new way without harming the overall system, but that the frog parts are really the core process. This executive was not going to respond to schmoozing training or make-over advice. Beauty advocate Kate Morris, founder of Adorebeauty. Allan Coman: an educator of genius -- 10.
This leads to only 80% of its potential being realised. Alistair Mant is an international authority on leadership and talent development. He acts as executive coach to leaders in many fields all round the world. The author of several books, his most recent is The Bastard's A Genius: The Robert Clifford Story. My personal dealings with him was in the context of the strategic management of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a decentralised agency of around 2000 staff. The systems model developed by Checkland shown above illustrates the process of systems thinking.