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  1. International Women's Day 2014

    By Sharon Turnbull on 2nd March 2014 in Thoughts on Leadership

    In anticipation of International Women's Day on March 8th, Professor Sharon Turnbull, The Leadership Trust’s Head of Research, states that women leaders are a force to be reckoned with. Read more

  2. Rob Noble on Forbes Magazine article that suggests that leaders are shaped by what they read

    By Rob Noble on 18th December 2013 in Thoughts on Leadership

    Rob Noble, Chief Executive of the world-renowned Leadership development organisation, The Leadership Trust, has argued that a great leader – or even a good leader – is not influenced to any great degree by the content they read in books or online, but they will tend to have above average communication skills. Commenting on a recent article by Forbes entitled: “The Content You Read Shapes How You Lead”, Noble believes there are too many other contributing factors when it comes to shaping how we lead others. Read more

  3. Leadership icon leaves enduring legacy worldwide

    By Rob Noble on 6th December 2013 in News

    Nelson Mandela – fighter, visionary, diplomat, and global leader. As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, Rob Noble, Chief Executive of The Leadership Trust, an organisation renowned for its development of leaders, leadership and management, and research into the topics, says that Mandela’s enduring legacy is one of fairness and the most profound personal humility, whilst adhering to an unwavering moral compass and remaining true to a vision. Read more

  4. Nelson Mandela – fighter, visionary, diplomat, and global leader By Professor Sharon Turnbull, Head of Research

    By Sharon Turnbull on 31st July 2013 in Thoughts on Leadership

    There can be no greater leadership role model than Nelson Mandela. Throughout his early life as a passionate freedom fighter, his time as a political prisoner, his tenure as visionary President, and latterly his years as guiding father to his nation and campaigner for global peace, Mandela’s courage and tenacity were, and even now aged 95, are still legendary. Read more

  5. The Leadership of the Iron Lady

    By Sharon Turnbull on 16th April 2013 in Thoughts on Leadership

    Margaret Thatcher was a leader who stirred strong feelings in the nation. She divided the nation between followers and non followers, yet for her advocates and opponents alike she represented strength, determination and focus, as well as stubbornness and iron will. So how can we understand the leadership qualities that were so revered by her followers, and what were the behaviours that led to her fall from grace? What can we learn about leadership from these contradictions and paradoxes in her leadership? Read more