Virtuosic Leadership explores various contemporary corporate leadership approaches, and makes a strong case for emotionally connected leadership. It also puts under the spotlight those negative leadership styles and mannerisms that have led to the demise of many CEOs and organisations around the globe. More
Virtuosic Leadership explores various contemporary corporate leadership approaches, and makes a strong case for emotionally connected leadership. It also puts under the spotlight those negative leadership styles and mannerisms that have led to the demise of many CEOs and organisations around the globe.
Virtuosic Leadership also makes the point that the failure of workplace leaders to tap into the readily available internal corporate talent, regardless of their level in the hierarchy, and allowing egos to stand between them and corporate success, have led to untold harm to their organisations. This has also led to the unfortunate erosion and decimation of stakeholder value and top talent, respectively, in such workplaces. A call is made for the intelligent integration of cultures within an organisation, and the strategic redirection and alignment of collective efforts towards and with the corporate strategy.
The approaches recommended in Virtuosic Leadership are based on both firsthand practical experience and in-depth research. It is emphasised that organisational success is not an accidental occurrence, but the result of deliberate strategic planning for achieving excellent outcomes and impacts. Such success is possible only if an organisation is perfectly “wired” with its internal and external environments. Virtuosic Leadership dispels the notion of so-called heroic leaders, and sees leadership as a collective strategic enterprise which recognises everyone as being a leader in the workplace.
About the author
Linda Grootboom has had a long, fulfilling career which spans the private, academic and public sectors in South Africa. Directly after graduating from high school, he started off as a Toilet Cleaner and progressed to becoming a deputy Director General in government. He is a corporate strategist, organisational development and design, and labour law specialist whose work focuses on such disciplines as corporate performance, strategic human resources, business process re-engineering , corporate governance, etc. He is an immensely popular international conference and motivational speaker, having addressed and presented at numerous strategy conferences of senior private and public sector executives. Of late he has addressed various academic summits and events on a wide range of topics. He has extensive senior management and executive level experience. Among his diverse areas of training and qualifications, Linda also holds a masters degree in law (LLM), and lives in Cape Town with his wife and kids.
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