I went along to the RSA Brighton event last night – speakers were Penny Thompson, Chief Executive Brighton and Hove City Council, Anne Boddington, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities,
and Caroline Lucas, Green MP, Brighton Pavilion University of Brighton
The event was title ‘How Women Lead’ http://www.thersa.org/high-contrast/fellowship/where-you-are/south-east/highlights/rsa-brighton-february-2014
Below I have pulled out a few things that struck a particular chord with me… and maybe they will with you too
I wanted to be the sort of manager I craved
Value the opportunity to influence
Be clear about what you are and what you can do
I have high expectations of others and myself
Look after your reputation and be resilient
People recruit in ‘self image’
Its about leadership and the silent other ‘followership
Hormesis – how we think about how we can change an organisation. Feed a bit of poison to build resistance.
There needs to be a small amount of tension to allow change to happen.
Delegate any task but not responsibility
Leadership is about bringing people together
Power with – not over
Passion and principals
Sharing and influence
Compromise is not a weakness – it is when you have fought to find a common ground over something you don’t agree on
Oh and one final thing – after going to the event I checked out the RSA website – and spotted this short video ‘How cooking can change your life’ – and thought you may like to see it too.