Generation Leadership and the Locus of Control: Knowledge Change and
My latest book, "utilises research I have been involved
with over the past 6 years with the education system (State and Catholic
systems) in Victoria (Australia) and the UK.
This book argues that there have been two previous critical leadership
approaches - First Generation Leadership (command and control) that was the
dominant model until the 1940's and Second Generation Leadership (compliance
coupled with rewards and punishments) which is dominant today. Since the rise of
the information age - about 1980 - this approach has come under increasing
threat and it is being rejected today by many because they know that they can
find out almost anything about anyone through using the internet and various
social networking sites. (The 2010/2011 saga with Wikileaks is a case in point).
need a new leadership approach - one that elicits engagement and commitment
together with enhancing personal, group, and organisational accountability.
Third Generation Leadership provides such an approach. The core of the approach
lies in where we centre our brain's locus of control and how this impacts on
every aspect of our life. This matter of understanding and applying aspects of
neuroscience is critical for tomorrow’s world.
Using research and anecdotes this book provides both the new model and the “how
to" in terms of implementing this new approach.
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The Curse of PPM and How to Remove It
Blurb Books, 2012
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"Piss Poor Management" (PPM) is an unfortunate phenomenon
that permeates every area of life - politics, business, religious,
not-for-profit, social etc.
it shouldn't be that way. For some 75 years we have had
management and leadership researchers, teachers and practitioners showing that
PPM is ultimately destructive of organisations and the people that comprise
them. We also know that PPM results in lower productivity and profitability than
would otherwise be possible.
Yet it persists!
This book is a selection of blogs over the period
2009-2012. It provides examples of PPM across a wide range of areas and explores
both why this persists and why it should be removed. The book provides clear
guidelines as to how we can remove this curse that afflicts so many people and
- The Challenge of the Diamond,
Douglas G Long, 3rd edition, Blurb
This brief book provides an easy to read introduction to
improved leadership practices. It primarily consists of leadership gems
gleaned from interviews with leaders throughout Australia, New Zealand,
Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and
Papua New Guinea.
- Leaders: diamonds or cubic zirconia?
2nd edition, Blurb Books, 2012
Utilising data obtained from random surveys across Australia and New
Zealand coupled with research among his students on leadership programs at
Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Long conducted in-depth interviews
with leaders from the political, business, religious, academic, and social
arenas and the responses from these interviews are provided. The data
indicated that there are 8 facets required of leaders in the Asia Pacific
region - confidence, a clear communication of values, integrity, people
orientation, change orientation, creativity, the ability to communicate
effectively, and the creation of an environment which deliberately sets people
up for success. The book explores each of these facets.
Also by Douglas G Long
Learner Managed Learning: the key to lifelong learning & development,
Kogan Page, 1990
This book was an early contribution to the concept of what became known as
'the learning organisation'. It stresses that learning should be something
that is always part of everyday life with the emphasis increasingly moving
from pedagogical to andragogical teaching methodologies as a person matures.
The book provides a methodology for aligning individual learning needs with
organisational requirements to the end of assisting both individuals and the
organisation to grow and develop.
Competitive Advantage in the 21st Century: from vision into
Centre for Leadership Studies Australia, 1993
This book explores the work done with organisations as diverse as Sydney
Electricity, Caltex Oil Malaysia, and PTC Telekom in Papua New Guinea in
introducing and embedding the changes necessary to develop as dynamic
organisations that are responsive to the needs of both customers and the
community. It provides a theoretical framework for change and demonstrates the
application of the framework in a variety of organisations.
- The Success Zone: 5 powerful steps to growing yourself and leading
others Global Publishing Group, Victoria, Australia. 2009
This book, written by Andrew Mowat, John Corrigan and Doug Long draws on
years of research into improving schools for teachers, students, and parents. It
provides a simple step by step approach for taking our learning and applying it
in your situation be it at school, in the home, or in any other workplace
whether for- profit or not-for-profit.
The information provided in this book has been tried and tested in England as
well as in Australia and independent evaluations and case studies show that it
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