Understanding Leadership: Moving Away From the Cult of Personality
January 10, 2017
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf
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We discuss changes in leadership we are seeing and how important clear leadership, followership, and agreement on a goals is to drive successful outcomes. We expand the definition of leadership to integrate the impact of the environmental and cultural context in defining the leadership style. This discussion explores the range of styles (continuum) from command and control to inclusive leadership and when to use each style. This shift requires leaders to have a broader range of skills than required when only command and control were required. It also requires the leader to know when to step aside and share leadership. We explore how to enhance this capacity in building leadership through intellectual curiosity. This process includes creating disorienting dilemmas or approaches to development outside of standard programs. Aldo discusses how he used mountaineering to build his emotional skills and the ability to interact effectively.
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Maureen is the Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, a renowned executive advisor focused on making the world better through leadership! She helps clients strengthen their leadership talent pool so that leadership itself becomes one of your strategic advantages to co-create a thriving future.
Maureen brings 30 years of business experience to provide high-impact, practical solutions that support her clients' leadership development and organizational transformations. She is recognized as an innovative, principled thought leader who combines intellectual rigor and discipline with an ability to translate theory into practice in all her work. Her operational focus is coupled with a strategic ability to analyze, develop and implement successful strategies for profitability, growth and sustainability.
Maureen is the author of an international award-winning book series on Innovative leadership, including the Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations, winner of a 2014 International Book Award and a regular contributor to Forbes.
As a board member/chair, Maureen has led multiple organizations through difficult transitions and is open to for-profit board opportunities. Before founding the Innovative Leadership Institute, she led consulting engagements for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture across a broad range of industries, contributing to successful organizational transformation.