IBARRA: USE ‘OUTSIGHT’ TO BURST LEADERSHIP BUBBLE

Introspection is not the key to facing change – leaders need to act to change themselves, stressed Professor Herminia Ibarra. Professor Ibarra was speaking at coach training organisation Meyler Campbell’s annual lecture, which aims to shake up coaches’ thinking. She certainly did with her proposal that we’ve overstressed the internal in helping people adapt to change – especially when entering leadership. “Instead of concentrating on insight – internal knowledge, past experience and how we think – we should look more intensely at new experiences, behaviour and knowledge outside the leadership bubble: what I call outsight,” said Ibarra, Cora chaired professor […]

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