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Talking of coaching and working with leaders living through change, transition, crisis and transformation
Anthony Kasozi
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Talking of coaching and working with leaders living through change, transition, crisis and transformation

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Recently I was asked by Liz Hall to talk briefly to an audience of coaches, managers and leaders on the occasion of the launch of Liz’s latest book “Coaching in times of crisis and transformation”. I was pleased to have been invited to contribute to the book. On reading the contributions that others, similarly invited had made, I felt privileged to be there to speak. I found myself starting by thanking Liz for inviting us into this collaboration. Having read the book I was thankful that she had taken the trouble to convene such a complementary set... Read more

What valuable questions are you sitting with?
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What valuable questions are you sitting with?

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At a recent gathering of lawyers and community leaders I asked the members of the group: What questions are you sitting with? The question caused some puzzlement and in one or two cases evident discomfort. If you have stopped to ask yourself this same question you may be having the same reaction. Bear with me and read on! We are mostly taught in school that questions have answers. If we study harder, read wider, do our homework, and explore more widely we will find the right answer. Job done; now we know. We discover in our teenage years that unfortunately some... Read more

“Gnothi Seauton” (“Know Thyself”) - a dedication that is part of a well-protected daily practice?
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“Gnothi Seauton” (“Know Thyself”) - a dedication that is part of a well-protected daily practice?

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Understanding, listening and learning As leader (of any kind) the best preparation you can have for the challenges you face lies in a) your continual attention to deepening your understanding of yourself and b) your awareness of and ability to listen and learn from the “other(s)” that surround you. This insight has been the repeated conclusion garnered from many interactions with the leaders we coach and consult with every day. Put simply: Given the diverse and unpredictable nature of the challenges and opportunities that you face as a leader every... Read more

The Leadership Shadow – What it is and Why it Matters
Anthony Kasozi
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The Leadership Shadow – What it is and Why it Matters

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The Leadership Shadow:  Becoming a leader and taking up leadership inevitably involves a ‘rift’ between the leader and team, between the leader’s way and other peoples' ways of moving forward, and between the leader’s own leadership persona and his or her shadow. As leaders step forward and take initiative they step into the limelight, shining their own light and guiding the organisation. In doing so they cannot help but split off and obscure other less appealing areas of themselves and what they are doing. These aspects become... Read more

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