Leadership: What's the evidence?

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About the course

Traditional leadership embraces rational and logical assumptions and fails tp recognise the unpredictability of human behaviour. Consequently, the 'common sense' models and approaches we learn tend not to serve us well in our day-to-day roles. However, if we develop critical thinking skills and question common conventions, we can bust leadership myths and make great progress.  Attend this session to learn that anyone (including you) can learn to be a great leader. You don't have to behave in a predetermined way, love conflict or have an endless string of god-like traits. In fact, a level of uncertainty underpins personal development and better, evidence based decision-making. Subsequently, you will make a significant contribution to business performance, reduce time spent on resolving unintended consequences and expose management claptrap!

Learning Objectives  Understand the flaws in traditional leadership definitions and progress to a meaning that works for everyone.  Develop critical thinking skills and the confidence to question common leadership and management assumptions.  Learn how to identify and expose management fads and fashions Learn how to undertake evidence-based decision making 

Sarah Page-Jones BVSc CertSAS MBA MRCVS Sarah qualified from Liverpool University in 1997 and completed a RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2006. She held senior clinical and mangerial positions in corporate and independent organizations prior to founding SPJ Consulting in 2011.  Sarah completed an Executive MBA at the University of Bath in 2013, graduating with distinction, and is a Fellow of the Centre for Evidence-Based  Management. Her experties lies in strategy and organizational change, leadership and people management. She is currently working towards a PhD in Organization Studies at the University of Bath.


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