Marist Educational Leadership
During the week I flew from Sydney to Melbourne. Before getting on the plane I visited the airport bookshop and found some new publications which collect key Harvard Business Review articles. I was interested to note the emphasis given to leadership in these publications. In the 2015 collection, for example, we find an article titled ‘The Focused Leader’ by the emotional intelligence expert, Daniel Goleman. In an adjacent volume, titled ‘On Emotional Intelligence’, we again find reference to leadership in articles such as ‘What Makes a Leader?’ and ‘Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance’.
It seems we can never have too much to read on Leadership. Further, we seem to be continually coming to an understanding of the meaning of leadership for today’s world, rather than yesterday’s world. Goleman, for example, says a ‘primary task of leadership is to direct attention’. To whom? For what reason? As the world of ideas spirals around us, we are challenged to benefit from, and participate in, such lateral thinking.
We have an opportunity to share and deepen our understanding of Marist Educational Leadership at a specially designed program across two weekends in Melbourne in August 2015. Further information about the program can be found here.