Leadership

Reflections from a newcomer

Reflections from a newcomer

I guess that most of those who attend leadership seminars or read Leatid blogs have an interest in leadership. I am not one of them. My only interest is in my community and to ensure the vibrancy of its future. I am an amateur with no experience to speak of who stepped forward to lead my community of 10,000 when no one else was interested. Fortunately I had a reason [...]

How authentic can we be as leaders

How authentic can we be as leaders

How authentic can we be as leaders ‘Authentic leadership is an approach to leadership that emphasises building the leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers which value their input and are built on ethical foundations. Generally authentic leaders are positive people with truthful self-concepts who promote openness’ (Wikipedia). The concept of authenticity can be traced back to ancient Greece with philosophers explaining authenticity as a state through which one has [...]

What Moses Teaches us About Leadership Transition

What Moses Teaches us About Leadership Transition

I was lucky. When I became the rabbi of my congregation, I followed a revered leader who had served the congregation for 25 years. He welcomed me graciously and lovingly, making it clear to the congregation that I was now the senior rabbi. Many colleagues have not been as lucky. Leadership succession is delicate and complex. It evokes deep emotions and fears. It raises questions of legacy, mortality, and self-worth. The [...]

Let´s share our passions with others

Let´s share our passions with others

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction” John F. Kennedy Here we go, there is a new term in town – ‘impact leadership’. Whilst you may decide to switch off from reading the rest of this piece on some more jargon, it did provoke some thought as to why there is a whole section in the December edition of Charity Times on putting impact leadership into practice. [...]

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