This Week's Top Stories About Leadership #2

Updated: Mar 27, 2020

In the second of a series of weekly blogs I've picked out a couple of the leadership articles I've read in the previous 7 days that I feel would interest you. Why go looking for articles on leadership when I can save you time and publish them here.

I'll start this week with two articles from the Chartered Leadership Institute ...

Management Book of the Year 2020

“Whether you’re a new manager looking for a bit of expert guidance, or a seasoned CEO looking for innovative new ways to lead your organisation into a successful future, this year’s candidates for Management Book of the Year are sure to inspire.” Click on the image below to read more ....

Four amazing women challenging stereotypes

“This year, in honour of International Women’s Day (IWD), we put out a call to women all over the UK for stories about how they “dared to innovate, lead, and uplift others towards a more equal and inclusive workplace”. From the CMI membership community and beyond, we’d like you to meet four extraordinary women who are doing just that...” Click on the image below to read more ....

I hope you found these useful, how about something from Harvard Business Review ...

Research: How Speech Patterns Lead to Hiring Bias

"Research indicates that organizations are not meritocratic. Senior executives of large firms weight ambiguous factors like “culture fit” as equally important as critical job skills when making promotion decisions. Criteria beyond the scope of knowledge, abilities, and performance are used in hiring decisions across firms, industries, and management teams. And, as a wealth of studies show, the result is better career outcomes for those already at the top of society’s social ladder." Click on the image below to read more ....

Well that's it for this week. I hope you enjoyed these articles and I'll be back next week with more, until then ... be a leader not just a boss!

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RUSSELL STRATTON is an international Leadership Expert, Professionally Certified Trainer and Coach, with a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. He is co-author of the book 'I Need to F@#king Talk To You - The Art Of Navigating Difficult Workplace Conversations'.


He is a Master Facilitator for Bluegem Learning's ground breaking "Leadership Success" workshop series - providing a practical toolkit for building engagement and improving individual and team performance. Using live actors in a stop/start forum theatre approach and a combination of dynamic experiential learning techniques, participants come away with a greater ability to actually perform better as employees and leaders in your organization.


He is an accomplished management education, learning & development professional with a proven track record of working with clients in the public, voluntary and private sectors to achieve lasting, measurable step changes in business performance.


Russell works internationally with a wide range of organizational cultures and with all levels from front line customer facing staff to executive management boards. Having worked as both a Personnel Manager and Operational Manager he works at both strategic and tactical levels.

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