The Challenge of Business is the Business of Theatre

By Dr Diana Theodores
The pioneering management guru Charles Handy once said “If you want to be successful in business think theatre.” Enter Theatre 4 Business… The driving passion behind my work and brand is the evidence-based belief that the world of theatre offers elegant and critical lessons for business leaders, teams and organisations for radically improving performance. What are these lessons? There are many but today we’ll start with communication. Great performers inspire us because they practice and...
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To Inspire and Influence Think Perform, not Inform

By Dr Diana Theodores

 

If you want to inspire and influence people then take a tip from the pioneering management guru Charles Handy who once said, “to be successful in business think theatre.”

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Why new leaders need initiation rites

By Andy Logan

 

When managers step up into leadership it’s often an ‭underwhelming moment in the life of an organisation: a promotion ‭earned through years of service, an excellent new recruit brought ‭in, the boxes ticked.‭ They haven’t had the chance to turn themselves into leaders. 

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Developing Leadership Power: Being a good leader in this age of distrust

By Dr Jacquie Drake

 

Trust used to come with a senior job title. It was part of the ordinarypackage like a salary and pension. But trust in the authority of businessleaders has eroded and keeps on eroding – just as it has for othertraditional pillars like the bank manager, the headteacher and the policechief – to a point where creating and keeping hold of trust has becomeone of the biggest challenges for both new and established leaders. Whyis it so important? Because leadership depends on relationships and...

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Personal Transformation for Leaders: Reflections from a guest tutor on The Praxis PTFL programme

By Hugh Lloyd-Jukes

 

Hugh Lloyd-Jukes was a Guest Tutor on the April/October 2014 PTFL.  Hugh is CEO of Oxehealth, a leading UK digital health business, and a serial entrepreneur.

Before you read any further, google “personal transformation”. 

If you have an extra minute, try “transformational change” and “transformational leadership”.

 
 
 
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Being a leader within an organisation has never been more challenging - Time for a new approach

By Kate Lowry

 

The role of a leader inside an organisation faces a rising tide of challenge greater than ever before. The need to achieve more with ever less resource has become a ‘New Normal’.

 

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Why are women more anxious asking for pay rises?

By HR Magazine

 

Techniques to overcome anxiety can help but organisations must also look to structural issues holding women back.

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What is good leadership?

By Dr Dominik Heil

 

When it comes to leadership practice, developing the capability for leadership starts by helping those with leadership responsibilities build a rich understanding of what leadership actually is. So what is leadership?

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Leadership resilience in a VUCA world? This time it really is all about you

By Dr Ido van der Heijden

 

VUCA, which stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity andAmbiguity, is a mnemonic coined by the US Army War Collegein the early 90s that is becoming ever more commonplace andpopular. In leadership and management circles it is used todescribe environments or contexts which have qualities thatmake traditional ideas and approaches to leadership unsuitable.

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5 ways personal transformation can make you a better leader

By Kassia Gardner

People need leaders who inspire and motivate their teams to perform better, no matter what organisation they work for.

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