Articles

January 2021 – Question of the Month

January 15, 2021 - By Wendy Lambourne, Director, MA Industrial and Organisation Psychology Registered Psychologist with SA Medical & Dental Council

Question of the Month:  I believe a lot of the reason we fall into the traditional way of working is that we have been institutionalised as a society, taught to fear and obey authority (rather than see it as an enabler), and we sit within a hierarchy from school age (learnt behaviours). But I sense a change in this with each generation. Is the framework easier to apply in organisations with a higher ratio of younger people?

Answer: In one sense, once people are adults, intent is not a function of age. There are “givers” at work from the beginning of their careers and “takers” who have entirely been there to take. What Legitimate Leadership tries to do over time is change the ratio of “takers” to “givers” at work. There is a view that in fact the change is harder to effect with so called millennials. The view is that both parents and teachers are not doing as good a job as before at care and growth. Hence millennials enter the workplace entitled, expecting instant rewards. In the words of Simon Sinek this leaves managers to do the “parenting” that should have been done before they entered the workplace. It is an issue worthy of debate.

Wendy Lambourne
Ian Munro

Leading Remotely? Spend Less Time Managing, More Time Enabling

Ian Munro

Wendy Lambourne

April 2021 – Question of the Month

Wendy Lambourne

Ian Munro

When Leading Remotely, Don’t Miss The Opportunity To Commit To Your Values

Ian Munro

Maureen Collins

I Like You – Who Cares?

Maureen Collins

Legitimate Leadership

An Empowerment Model For Cleaning The Lab

Legitimate Leadership

Angela Donnelly

Reducing Control To Cultivate Accountability

Angela Donnelly

Ian Munro

March 2021 – Question of the Month

Ian Munro

Angela Donnelly

Are Anonymous Callout Channels A Good Way To Deal With Abuse?

Angela Donnelly

Wendy Lambourne

CEO Secrets – ‘My Billion Pound Company Has No HR Department’

Wendy Lambourne

Dave Stevens

‘Us And Them’ Became Just ‘Us’

Dave Stevens