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Highlights from an MBA… Systems Leadership

By Meike Beckford I am currently learning about Systems Thinking. A fascinating, and huge(!), topic and approach to thinking about not just specific problem solving, but understanding the whole system and all its interrelated parts. The idea is that rather than assuming a simple ‘A causes B’ process and therefore assuming that if you stop… Read More ›

Leadership and Engagement Pack (May)

Welcome to this month’s Leadership and Engagement Pack. I hope you and your families are safe and well as we continue to navigate our way through Covid19. I always look forward to receiving posts from Damian Piper and Meike Beckford who kindly contribute to our ‘Leadership & Engagement’.  This month they bring to us:  ‘Managing… Read More ›

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Highlights from an MBA: Tame, wicked and critical problems – A Coronavirus Application

By Meike Beckford In January I wrote a post about tame, wicked and critical problems. At the time, we had very little idea of what was about to hit us with Coronavirus, so the discussion was quite generic and the examples broad. Fast forward 3 months and the world around us has significantly changed with… Read More ›

Leadership and Engagement Pack (April)

Welcome to this month’s Leadership and Engagement Pack (April 2020). As I write we are within the third week of lockdown in the UK with the expectation we still have weeks and possibly months ahead of these significant restrictions. So, for the foreseeable future our ‘Leadership & Engagement’ will be Covid19 themed to help and… Read More ›

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Highlights from an MBA: Responsible Leadership

By Meike Beckford This edition comes to you on deadline day, so I’ll be keeping it fairly short, but wanted to share a theory on Responsible Leadership with you. This is a fairly new development in leadership studies, which tries to relate the significant global challenges we currently face, with each of our roles as… Read More ›

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Highlights from an MBA: Leadership

By Meike Beckford In the last few weeks, my two worlds of MBA and social care have come together on the topic of leadership. First, at a Skills for Care ‘Well Led’ training course and then on my ‘Responsible Leadership’ module, I have (re-)discovered the concept of tame and wicked problems and the different requirements… Read More ›

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Highlights from an MBA: Authentic Leadership

By Meike Beckford This month, I wanted to share something from the beginning of my MBA that helped me reflect on my leadership journey so far. First, an approach to documenting and unpacking your experience so far and then some more general reflections on authentic leadership. Learning from your lived experience Start by writing your… Read More ›

Leadership and Engagement Pack (February 2020)

Welcome to the Leadership and Engagement Pack (February 2020) Each month I look forward to receiving two blog posts from ‘thought leaders’ I admire and respect. I always learn something new and they make me think and develop me as a leader. I would like to share these posts and they are the first two… Read More ›

Leadership and Engagement Pack (January)

Welcome to the Leadership and Engagement Pack (January 2020). “We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but… Read More ›

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Highlights from an MBA

By Meike Beckford, Lead Director for Dosh For my second post for this series of MBA highlights, I have been looking through the ‘archives’ of some of my earlier topics and stumbled upon operations management. I admit, it sounds dull! However; as soon as you start looking into it, you realise how fundamental it is… Read More ›

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