Dee Forbes and Dave Kirwan discuss management and leadership in the context of their reading of The Leadership Mind (2022), moderated by Dion Fanning of The Currency.
One of the most overworked requirements in job descriptions is that for looking for ‘leadership’. It is, however, rarely stated . . .
Video and text of the address given by Professor John O’Halloran, President of UCC, at the launch of The Leadership Mind
Watch the conversation with the authors moderated by Dion Fanning of The Currency.
Professor Connell Fanning, Director of The Keynes Centre at UCC, in conversation with Greg Canty.
The Leadership Mind is about how to think about ‘leadership’ as a capability that can be developed through personal transformation, culminating in ‘The Leadership Mind’ – a mind that can operate at uncertainty and meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world.
Cutting through the current bewildering confusion of ideas in the field, it provides a workable and sustainable concept of ‘leadership’ centred on ‘insight’, allowing us to think more clearly about leadership practice and development.
The book also offers guidance on how to press the re-start button by stepping away from the crowd and taking responsibility for our own development. By thinking anew, we can take our first step towards genuine leadership.
The Authors: Connell Fanning is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Founding Director of The Keynes Centre. Assumpta O’Kane is an occupational psychologist and researcher, a facilitator of transformation in adult development, and a specialist advisor on organisational development. Editor: Maurice Sweeney, Sweeney and O’Donovan Book Publishing.
Click to buy: The book is available to purchase from the UCC Online Shop, Sweeney & O’Donovan Publishing, and Amazon:
It can also be obtained at Waterstones, Cork, and ordered in other leading bookshops throughout the country.