In John O. Burdett’s latest article he poses some interesting questions in a time when reflection and introspection are constant companions. Questions such as “What does it really mean to be a leader?” and “Do I possess the leadership capability the team needs in the future?”.
“As you think about these troubled times, we would ask you to reflect on the language of leadership. In particular, a word that is currently very much on our mind, ‘courage’. Change the context and you change the meaning of a word. In the midst of today’s business turmoil, leadership is clearly not about life or death. It does demand courage, however.”
John Burdett has has extensive international experience as a senior executive. As a consultant he has worked in more than 40 countries for organizations that are household names. He has worked on organization culture for some of the world’s largest organizations. His thought leading intellectual property, in any one year, supports talent management in many hundreds of organizations around the world. He holds a doctorate in management development and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. In addition to numerous business articles and twice being awarded article of the year by MCB publications, he has published 15 books on leadership, talent management, coaching and organization culture. A number of them bestsellers. He has recently completed his Executive Playbook – It’s Time to Rethink Succession.