Julia Middleton's thoughts on leadership

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Where’s the evidence for leading through motivation instead of fear?

November 17th, 2011 · No Comments

I did a talk on Leading Beyond Authority in Budapest today. Then had a dinner and walked back to my hotel along the Danube in beautiful weather. A young woman who had been in the audience ran after me. She was intelligent, thoughtful, together, direct, talented; I liked her immediately. She said she was from [...]

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Tags: Insights · Leading Beyond Authority

Should you encourage leaders for being brave?

July 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Should you encourage leaders for being brave? It rather highlights to them the reality that they are having to be brave. I went to the House of Lords last night in my role as a trustee of the Media Standards Trust to support the launch of Hacked Off, a campaign to get a proper enquiry [...]

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Tags: Campaigning · Insights

Is there a difference between appointed & elected leadership?

May 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Appointed leaders know, but so often forget, how different it is for elected leaders. How normal behaviour resumes months after an election and ends months before one. Listening to a friend reminded me why China seems to have halted in a trajectory just at the moment. It’s the ninth year, next year is the tenth [...]

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Tags: Cultural differences · Insights

Size or Systems – what gets in the way?

April 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Leaders are going mad. Mad with systems. Systems to check systems. Then systems to monitor the checking of systems. Everyone assumes the public sector is the guilty one in the UK. I am not sure it’s about sectors – more about size. Was visiting a huge global company, talking to the MD of a UK [...]

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