Cambridge Festival of Ideas - MisLeadership: can you tell the truth?

28 October 2017, 16:30 - 17:30
Cambridge campus

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We are MisLed from birth by our parents, teachers and other adults. This shapes our thinking, behaviour, habits, values and attitudes so that MisLeadership becomes an expectation and so familiar that we often do not even notice, let alone challenge it.

John Rayment, Anglia Ruskin University, will present the three types of MisLeadership.

  • Missing is when the leadership role is not being performed effectively, possibly due to incompetence, ignorance or absence.
  • Misguided is when the leader is attempting to achieve legitimate ends but their efforts are targeted at unsuitable objectives or their approach is flawed.
  • Misinformed is when the leader is unaware of important information, skills, techniques or consequences, or misunderstands their importance or how to use them.

He will discuss Machiavellian, which is the most relevant to Truth in that it is the only form of MisLeadership which is deliberate. The leader attempts to achieve hidden personal objectives by deliberately misleading followers.

He will ask whether MisLeadership exist? How much is deliberate/Machiavellian as opposed to accidental/poor performance?

This event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Event Details

28 October 2017, 16:30 - 17:30
Cambridge campus

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