The New HR Challenge: Leadership Development for Ordinary Heroes

Warrior virtues have always defined the successful leader. From the stories of ancient Greece to the novels, films, television dramas and pop songs of today, those who succeed against the odds are invariably the strong, courageous, the resilient and the bold. The events of the last decade, however, have taught us painful lessons about the excesses of warrior leadership. The collapse of Enron is the obvious example; the current melt down in the financial services industry is another. Warrior leadership has been exposed as wanting. Instead it is ordinary heroes whom your organisations need to foster if they are to fit themselves for the real world. But how do you do that?

Read Kate Cowie’s feature article on this subject in Ivey Business Journal