Mavericks introduce chaos as empowerment


Mavericks introduce chaos as empowerment. In today’s episode Judith Germain speaks to John Mark Williams about how Mavericks introduce chaos as empowerment. They discuss the concept of mastery and finding fulfillment in their careers. They also talk about the decision to change the name of the Institute of Leadership and Management to the Institute of Leadership.

They discuss the importance of leadership in embracing change and inspiring others. John and Judith discuss the challenges of being a leader during times of change. They highlight the importance of effectively communicating and translating the vision of a Maverick Leader to the rest of the board in order to find a balance between the visionary outcome and the safer outcome desired by the board.

John discusses his approach to culture in an organisation, emphasising the importance of role modeling behaviours, using language to shape thinking, and demonstrating successful outcomes. He also highlighted the shift in the Institute’s culture towards confidence and assertiveness, commending the team for their mindset shift.

In this conversation they also discuss the importance of being mindful of the impact of their words, setting clear expectations, and being explicit in their communication to avoid misunderstandings and promote effective collaboration. They also mention the value of playing games and taking on different perspectives to encourage critical thinking and non-threatening discussions.

John Mark Williams has held CEO and Director positions in the UK, Middle East and Far East. He is a former UK International Trade Director and was the UK’s Export Promoter to the Arabian Gulf.

Maverick leadership is all about thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo. It’s about having the courage to take risks and the confidence to lead in a way that is authentic and genuine.

But amplifying your influence as a leader isn’t just about having a strong vision or a big personality. It’s also about having the right leadership capability and being able to execute on your ideas and plans.

The consequences of not having the right level of influence as a leader can be significant. Without the ability to inspire and motivate others, you may struggle to achieve your goals and make a real impact.

How Influential Are you? Take the scorecard at and see. 

John Mark Williams can be found on LinkedIn here. His website can be found here.

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