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Re-thinking relevant, responsible and professional leadership

Re-thinking relevant, responsible and professional leadership

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2021) Re-thinking relevant, responsible and professional leadership. Management Services Journal, 65 (2). pp. 26-32. ISSN 0307-6768

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In order to better cope with contemporary challenges and address related opportunities many professionals may need to re-think their attitudes to leadership and the combination of leadership techniques and perspectives that might be appropriate in different situations and contexts. Expectations and requirements of colleagues, clients and other stakeholders are changing. Increasingly, more collective, inclusive, responsible and sustainable approaches may be required from leaders of professional assignments, projects, teams and organisations. Leadership styles may need to be reviewed and refreshed.

Forms of leadership can be necessary, developed and provided in a variety of situations and circumstances. Community, corporate and team leadership and business, professional, social, political, scientific, intellectual, moral, thought and other forms of leadership can overlap. They can also be combined in different ways according to changing requirements. From time to time professionals should review the nature of the leadership they and colleagues provide in the contexts in which they hold appointments, have responsibilities and exert influence. Areas to consider are individual, corporate, contextual, specialist, contemporary, future and responsible leadership, avoiding excessive leadership and imposition and consent, adapting, evolving and problematic approaches, recent and emerging trends, leadership changes, and innovation and pragmatism,

Responsible leaders act in the best long-term interests of an organisation and its stakeholders. They also take account of the interests of future generations by addressing shared challenges such as environmental damage and the loss of bio-diversity, safeguarding natural capital and tackling global warming and climate change. They try to avoid missed opportunities and they endeavour to ensure organisational objectives are supportive of UN Sustainable Development Goals. Finally, they allow others to derive benefit, satisfaction and fulfilment from their endeavours and they equitably share and celebrate collective successes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Management Services is the quarterly journal of the Institute of Management Services.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, rethinking leadership, responsible leadership, professional leadership, professions, professionals, professionalism, individual leadership, collective leadership, team leadership, leadership approaches, leadership styles, contextual leadership, shared leadership, stakeholders, specialist leadership, contemporary leadership, future leadership, excessive leadership, changing leaders, imposition, consent, pragmatism, community leadership, social leadership, political leadership, thought leadership, moral leadership, adapting, evolving and problematic approaches, recent and emerging trends, leadership changes, innovation and pragmatism, human resource management, corporate leadership, clients, strategic leadership, reviewing leadership, inclusive leadership, sustainability, sustainable development goals.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
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