129 – ‘Postformal’ leadership. Are you the leader simply because you, or others, say that you are?

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Colin Weatherby posted a long read on three recent reports about leadership in local government. The first looked at research into best practice leader development, the second the results of leadership at a capital city council and the third at the role of leadership in preventing corrupt or inappropriate behaviour in council works depots. I don’t think anyone would argue that we don’t need good leadership, even though we seem to survive well without it.

A colleague recently attended a lecture by Australian adventurer and leadership researcher Earl de Blonville. The focus of the talk was ‘postformal leadership’,  a new way of thinking about leadership that he has developed from thinking in postformal psychology. Continue reading