leadership

Diversity in the workplace – making it meaningful

By Elisabeth Goodman, 16th November 2020 I have just come off a panel discussion at Bio Integrates 2020 (Life Science Integrates), on “Diversity Driving Decisions”, hosted by One Nucleus‘ CEO Tony Jones and accompanied by Joanna Gould, CEO and co-founder of VisusNano. The conference organisers cited an article by Anna Powers, which  found that diverse …

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From alpha to beta and back again – 21st century leadership

By Elisabeth Goodman, 14th September 2020 Expanding established leadership models I referenced Dr Jeffrey Hull’s FIERCE model of leadership in an earlier blog (Flexing your leadership style for greater inclusivity, inspiration and impact) after hearing him speak at a conference in June. I have since read Hull’s book (2019), and found that it both expands …

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Flexing your leadership style for greater inspiration, inclusivity and impact

By Elisabeth Goodman, 1st July 2020 My copy of the July-August issue of Harvard Business Review has arrived and it includes a great read about power in leadership (Long Lingo and McGinn 2020) that dovetails nicely with one of the presentations at the recent “Coaching in the Workplace” conference (Hull 2020). The days of control …

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Listening, self-expression, flexibility – three keys to effective interaction with others

By Elisabeth Goodman, 7th January 2020 As we begin a new year, and a new decade, finding ways that we can get on better  with each other at work, in our families, and in all spheres of life has got to be a good thing! Francesca Gino’s article with her great tips for effective collaboration …

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The soul of a start-up, nimble leadership, flexibility and control

By Elisabeth Goodman, 5th August 2019 Remember Gary Hamel’s article last November about how to retain employee engagement in growing and large organisations? The latest issue of Harvard Business Review (July – August 2019) carries two articles that provide some stimulating and converging ideas about how to achieve employee engagement through a combination of control …

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Working across silos – leadership in the matrix and in multi-functional projects

By Elisabeth Goodman, 14th May 2019 Working across silos – an enabler for developing leadership skills I recently delivered one of RiverRhee‘s and PERLA‘s Transition to Leadership courses where we share, amongst other information, Michael D Watkins’ “7 seismic shifts” for new leaders. An essential skill, when moving into a leadership role, is the ability …

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Finding that ‘sweet spot’ for collaboration

By Elisabeth Goodman, 3rd April 2019 Exploring ways to find the “sweet spot” in collaborating with others is a particularly salient topic in the current political climate.  Thomas Kilmann’s model is an excellent guide on how to do this, which we illustrate in RiverRhee’s training on Assertiveness, and in our management training on Dealing with …

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Creating effective “personal learning clouds” for leadership development

By Elisabeth Goodman, 25th March 2019 The March-April 2019 issue of Harvard Business Review features an article by Mihnea Moldoveanu and Das Narayandas on “The future of leadership development” (pp. 40-48).  The article focuses on the need to build “personal learning clouds”(PLCs) that embrace remote learning platforms to compensate for the shortfalls of more traditional …

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Inspirational Leadership – through the lens of Emotional Intelligence

By Elisabeth Goodman, 5th February 2019 Here we are at the twelfth and last of the booklets that I have been working my way through in these blogs, and in my RiverRhee newsletters (see full list in the notes below.) Each booklet has provided me with some terrific insights, and ones that we have also …

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Effective leadership in innovative organisations – some insights

By Elisabeth Goodman, 24th January 2019 Harvard Business Review has come up with another insightful article on what makes for effective leadership. This time, Gary P. Pisano shines a light on what leaders can do to channel potentially chaotic creative talent into cost-effective and productive behaviours and outcomes. (The Hard Truth about Innovative Cultures, HBR …

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