The evolution of leadership culture

In this Amara article by Jason Harrison and Heidi Gutekunst, leadership behaviours are examined as the building blocks of organisational cultures. The three leadership cultures described build on one another in a developmental fashion, the later leadership cultures growing out of the earlier ones. Read the full article to learn how developing from leadership culture … Continued

Developing transformational leadership

“We can not predict the future but we can transform ourselves to better meet and shape it”  It’s probably fair to say that most of the world’s leaders are aiming to move their organisation from a current situation to something different in the future, to facilitate transformation in some shape or form. But facilitating true … Continued

Transformation through inquiry – a personal reflection

After taking part in the Transformation through inquiry webinar we hosted a while back with Bill Torbert, an Amara Associate Annette Hennessy wrote this beautiful reaction piece reflecting her own transformation journey in relation to Bill’s experiences and transformative moments. As you read on, we invite you to be open for inquiries about your own … Continued

The power of reflection in leadership

There is a critical path to develop as a leader. Crucially it includes being able to reflect on one’s thoughts, actions, and feelings. Reflection allows us to harness the power of our unconscious mind and helps us notice things we might otherwise ignore. In short, it develops better thinking and more timely action. In this blog post … Continued

Self-organising – creating structures that liberate

In this blog, Lisa Markwick writes about her thoughts and reactions to the theme of self-organising, drawing inspiration from Amara’s recent webinar. As this blog is being released, she is preparing the second round of the Power of Three – Towards Self-Organising programme together with Heidi Gutekunst. The programme is open for any organisation interested … Continued

Self-organising: The impact of mature leadership in co-organising

In this blog Amara’s CEO and co-founder Heidi Gutekunst writes about the impact of leadership maturity for the success in implementing self-organising structures. She makes the case that oftentimes those who say that self-organising is “a nice idea but does not work in our organisation”, might be missing an integral part of the puzzle: vertical … Continued