Articles

June 2022 – Question Of The Month

June 27, 2022 - By Wendy Lambourne, Director, MA Industrial and Organisation Psychology, Registered Psychologist with SA Medical & Dental Council

Question: Does Legitimate Leadership oppose the management of people?

 Answer:  Our plea is: please don’t manage people, lead them. Because when you manage people you reduce them to the status of things. Legitimate Leadership has a clear view of the distinction between management and leadership: management is what you apply to things; leadership pertains to people. For organisational success and sustained results – organisational excellence, in other words – both management and leadership are required. Things like finances, systems, structures, facilities etc. – all need to be managed well. As the American change management expert John Kotter says, in most companies today there is far more of an emphasis on management than leadership. As a result organisations are over-managed and under-led. So again we say, lead more and manage less.

Wendy Lambourne
Jim Furstenburg

Legitimate Leadership, Stoicism and The Blessing of Books

Jim Furstenburg

Ian Munro

Stop Complaining And Start Leading – An Overbearing Sense Of Entitlement Isn’t Good For Your Employees Either

Ian Munro

Wendy Lambourne

January 2023 – Question Of The Month

Wendy Lambourne

Jim Furstenburg

The Contribution Cycle And The Value-Added Statement

Jim Furstenburg

Wendy Lambourne

December 2022 – Question Of The Month

Wendy Lambourne

Ian Munro

Leading Remotely? Make Growth A Priority!

Ian Munro

Ian Munro

November 2022 – Question Of The Month

Ian Munro

Bartleby

Why The Fuss Over Quiet Quitting?

Bartleby

Tony Flannigan

Accidental Or Deliberate Growth?

Tony Flannigan

Emma Jacobs

Middle Managers – From Motivating Staff To Maintaining Company Culture, Demands On Them Intensify As They Juggle The Expectations Of Employees And Senior Leaders

Emma Jacobs