Leadership takes different forms in different situations. The leader you come face to face with during a crisis, or in the middle of a playing field, may behave quite differently to the person receiving accolades at the agm. Underpinning these different behaviours, however, should be something consistent: leaders are there to take ownership of the journey the organisation is on. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Subscribe Login Independent journalism every day With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want. Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile. Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week. Live blogs of major news events Videos and podcasts from some of the industry's most respected journalists such as Tom Lyons, Susan Mitchell and Ian Guider Access to The Business Post's extensive … [Read more...] about Follow The Leader
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MORE disturbing details have emerged about New York-based sex cult NXIVM, in which founder Keith Raniere’s initials were branded onto vulnerable women. Smallville actress Allison Mack allegedly tried to recruit Harry Potter star Emma Watson and singer Kelly Clarkson into the bizarre group. What is the NXIVM sex cult and who are its leaders? The women’s-only group led by Raniere is known as 'DOS', which says stands for “dominus obsequious sororium" - Latin for “master over the slave women”. NXIVM claims to be a self-help group and a multi-level marketing organisation. However, the group’s former publicist Frank Parlato claims that to join, women are brainwashed into handing over blackmail-worthy material such as pornographic pictures or financial information. Once they are a member - or “slave” - they are allegedly encouraged to recruit new women into their “slave pods”, stop dating, and be on call 24 hours a day to their … [Read more...] about What is the NXIVM ‘sex cult’, do they brand female followers and did the cult try to recruit Emma Watson?
The county’s leading politicians gathered in Northampton on Friday (July 20) for crunch talks about the future governance of Northamptonshire. The county’s seven MPs, the political leaders of the eight councils and the chief officers met at the Guildhall for high level talks about the unitary system which looks likely to replace the current two-tier governance system.Central government ordered in April that the county scraps its boroughs and county council and brings in a unitary system after the financial failings of Northamptonshire County Council. Then secretary of state for local government Sajid Javid said that only two unitaries would be considered.Since then council leaders and their chief officers have been meeting on a weekly basis to thrash out a joint bid to put to the minister for consideration in six weeks at the end of August.There have been sparse details coming out of these meetings with few council leaders willing to comment publicly on what is being … [Read more...] about Northamptonshire’s MPs and leaders meet to talk unitary
Srebrenica genocide survivor Hatice Mehmedovic, who lost her husband and two sons in the 1995 massacre but refused to give up the search for justice, has died. Mehmedovic – who served as the head of the Association of the Mothers of Srebrenica – reportedly died in a clinic in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she was receiving treatment. "I will not be a mother anymore. I will not have a grandson. I will not have a son. I will not know what these joys mean," Mehmedovic previously said of her loss. For decades, Mehmedovic searched for the remains of her husband and sons, alongside thousands of other mothers who lost loved ones in the genocide. The Association of the Mothers of Srebrenica is a Netherlands-based activist and lobbying group representing 6,000 women who lost family members in the genocide. Mehmedovic headed the organization's efforts to bring civil action against the United Nations for its failure to prevent the massacre at Srebrenica. … [Read more...] about Srebrenica mother, symbol and leader in fight for justice Hatice Mehmedovic dies
US President Donald Trump is by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, with the Pope trailing him by some 4.5 million followers, a study showed Tuesday. The number of Trump's followers has "more than doubled since taking office", the study authors said. With more than 52 million followers, the @realDonaldTrump account also counts nearly 10 million more followers than third-place holder, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the latest "Twiplomacy" study by communications firm Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW). In terms of interactions with followers -- in the form of likes and retweets -- Trump's lead is even more impressive, the study showed. Over the past 12 months, the US president has had nearly 264.5 million interactions with his followers -- more than five times more than runner-up Modi, and 12 times as many as Pope Francis, in third place. However, in terms of retweets alone, Saudi Arabia's King Salman easily dwarfs Trump. Salman only tweeted 11 times between … [Read more...] about Trump doubles up as most followed world leader on Twitter: study