August 20, 2017

Archives for November 2015

Maybe leaders really are born

The classic ‘nature v nurture’ argument in psychology has played itself out in leadership theory with the development of opposing viewpoints: trait theory v behaviour theory. Trait theory maintains that leadership is an inherent characteristic. Leaders are born. Behaviour theory counters that leadership is really a matter of employing effective behaviours and that, given the […]

Are we all just chasing rainbows?

At a recent conference I attended in the USA, a speaker told us about the four ‘must happens’ for success in the world in business over the next few years: entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and corporate social responsibility (CSR). How many times have we heard this? And for how many years have academics been researching and […]