The Perils of Being Led by the Exceptionally Successful
This talk highlight the risk of being led by the very successful or leaders who pursue exceptional success. Exceptional success usually cannot happen without being exceptionally lucky and pursuing them can attract bad luck and generate disasters. True leaders should understand the tradeoff and serve their followers by being content with being the second-best.
Eastern Angle: Why the West Needs New Thinking about Management
This talk highlights the failure of modern Western management to adapt to tough times, and in particular to adopt new paradigms for managers.
Drawing parallels between continual improvement and servant leadership, it will show how both are able to advance commerce, industry and education.
The Emerging Future of Leadership. What Part Servant Leadership has to Play.
We are experiencing two forms of leadership crisis across the globe.
Firstly, those currently in leadership positions are struggling to deal with the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) conditions of the globally connected world. Secondly, we are struggling to develop methods for developing the next generation of leaders, with over 80% of organisations globally admiting they are unable to develop young or global leaders.
It's becoming increasingly apparent that the models of leadership developed over the 20th Century are no longer fit-for-purpose. Despite this, the discourse of leadership control, previously dominant in the early 20th Century through the work of Frederick Taylor, Scientfic Management and the Efficiency Experts, are re-emerging in a form of Digital Taylorism, in which the technologies of control are no longer just focused on managing the body, but the mind and spirit as well.
A reworked theory of leadership from the 1900s is precisely not what we need today!
While such a model might be the very worst choice for the digitally transforming world, no 20th Century leadership model will provide the necessary answers. It is becoming increasingly clear that, rather than relying on any single leadership model, we need to find a bricolage approach that taps into useful leadership models and ideas from the past to develop fit-for-purpose leadership models for the future. In this talk, I will examine what contribution Servant Leadership might make to the practice of leadership and development of future-ready leaders
Work - Have We Fundamentally Messed it up?
Engagement scores aren't going up. The same success stories kept getting repeated in book after book. Self-organisation is a fantasy, yet command and control is scorned. Perhaps we're simply not built to handle this thing called organisations? Adam's talk will cover his unique angle on these issues drawing on the similarities of a wide range of disciplines to make sense of things...and perhaps give us a way forward?
Trust me I'm a......Servant Leader
What difference does being a servant leader make in building and developing trust? The session gives people the opportunity to look at trust and how it is built, the benefits of having it and what happens when it is lost or absent.
Starting with leadership maturity for leaders I explore why personal conscious values and purpose matters.
It Really isn't that Simple
A look at the role and limits of leadership in the face of complex challenges. The history of why we are so fixated and fetishise leadership and how we can grow out of that. The consequences of overdependence on leadership as a solution to complex problems. Why with all its limitations there is still a legitimate and valuable role for leadership.
Ranking and Linking- An Effective Path to Leadership
By using Ranking and Linking as a method for leadership, you can effectively retain top talent and scale your organization. Knowing how to mange your emotions and the emotions of your team is the foundation of successful leadership.
Some Intercultural Foundations for Servant Leadership
Review the bases of the philosophies and values underpinning and sustaining the practices of Servant Leadership in different cultures
The BTFA Cycle - How People Change, Why They Don't and What It Takes to Pull in the Same Direction
Alignment of action and intent, is the eternal organisational challenge we have been unable to fix with technology designed to increase management control over people and process. Now, more than ever, we need our teams to align as they work remotely. We also need people to build trust, improve relations, collaborate and become more inclusive, to boost motivation, reduce fear and protect mental health. The challenge is to remove the label such terms have inherited in the absence of the science to demonstrate the direct connection to the bottom line. No longer is well-being 'soft and fluffy'. It is the epitome of practicality.
Fortunately, very recent advances in the world of neuroscience allow us, perhaps for the first time in human history, to understand what it takes to 'be on the same page' or 'sing from the same hymn sheet' and why a 'people first' belief system in leaders contributes more to profit, sustainably, than tools, techniques and systems have been able to deliver in decades.
In this brief overview, I will introduce you to a simple model that provides the framework for a different way of thinking, and acts as the cornerstone from which we can build a new and informed approach to alignment, change management and strategy deployment.
It's All About The LANGUAGE; How the specificity of the language we craft and deliver impacts and resonates"
This session will be an interactive and lively exploration of the power of language. How currently effective leaders in corporations, non-profits and creative fields create connection, collaboration and deep communication.
Drawing on years of experience and study, John Klymshyn entertains and enlightens with practical ideas, couched in amusing and resonant stories and examples.
TBC - a talk discussing the behaviours required for successful leadership
Why Does Servant Leadership Work So Well?
A review of the evidence and reasons that servant leadership not only works, but works very well-- for all stakeholders
TBC - a talk based on behavioural training on servant leadership within the church
A talk about how leaders can make ethics accessible to all and integrate the views of all members of their organizations, and broader society, into their leadership. A chance to look at how leadership serves beyond the immediate confines of the team and impacts all stakeholders.