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Organisational leadership for challenging and changing times

Organisational leadership for challenging and changing times

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2018) Organisational leadership for challenging and changing times. Effective Executive, XXI (3). pp. 14-37. ISSN 0972-5172

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Abstract

Multiple developments, including disruptive technologies and new business models, are leading to uncertainty and change. They also open up new possibilities for adaptation, innovation, reinvention and entrepreneurship. They are challenging organisational leaders. Coping with them may require review, refresh or reinvention and a transition from individual leadership to the collective leadership of a competent board. Directors and boards need to ask a variety of questions in a range of areas to ensure that creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are helped rather than hindered and that they and excellence are focused, relevant and sustainable. There are contextual, performance, governance, stakeholder, sustainability, social responsibility and people and organisational factors to consider. Many directors may also need to change how they operate and raise their aspirations and expectations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, Organisational Leadership, Uncertainty, Changing times, Boards of Directors, Collective leadership, Disruptive technologies, New Business models, Change, Creativity, Innovation, Governance, Corporate governance, Entrepreneurship, Directors, Boards, Focus, Sustainability, Stakeholders, Corporate Social Responsibility, Directors Aspirations and Expectations. Balancing Challenges and Change, Questioning and Challenge, Business Excellence, Questioning Innovation, Justification of Innovation, Selection of Innovation Proposals, Ensuring relevance, Staying ahead of the competition, Visionary leadership, Partnering with technology, Boards as enablers or constraints, Contextual considerations, Productivity, Productivity and performance tools, Human capital, Organisational considerations, Establishing creative environments, Rediscovering optimism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 16:42
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21524

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