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The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.

Apr 18, 2024

Steve Hearsum discussed the limitations of quick fixes and the importance of functional collaboration in a complex world. They also explored the link between anxiety and creativity, and the need for leaders to acknowledge their limitations and learn. Lastly, they examined the persistence of the heroic leadership concept and the need for a shift in organizational mentality. Steve is the author of No Silver Bullet: Bursting the bubble of the organizational quick fix.

Steve is the founder of Edge and Stretch, working with brands and organisations to increase their capacity for collaboration and experimentation, including the NHS, a global fast moving consumer goods company, international financial institutions and many others. He is an experienced developer of change practitioners and consultants and a qualified Consulting and Coaching Supervisor. Steve is a trustee and Council Member for the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and previously served as Co-chair of the Organisation Development Network Europe. He also holds a Masters in Change Agent Skills & Strategies from the University of Surrey.