Category Aloha Leadership

The Road Ahead: A Recipe for Fierce Faithfulness in the Face of Fear — Love’s Kitchen

Now this is spiritual leadership…… “Friends, this is not an easy time to be a TRUE follower of Jesus— carrying on his work of peace and love and justice… We have been tasked with hard work in the days ahead. We have been anointed to roll up our sleeves, to go out into the world […]

Leading Together: Inspiration from #MotherTeresa

Just for today, let’s lead TOGETHER…..

Happy Birthday #Malala! We will not accept a world where decisions about our future are made in rooms girls cannot enter.

What does a Nobel Laureate do for her 19th birthday? Visit a refugee camp, of course… Here is an excerpt from her speech, a call for leadership from girls, and a celebration of that leadership role: “Yes, all girls—girls here in this camp and girls who return home. Girls who fear violence in their classroom […]

Leadership Lessons: Transitions and Vulnerability (#EricStolter)

Dr. Santa Ono, president of the University of Cincinnati, who made himself vulnerable in academia, models a compassionate and self-revealing leadership style rare in that arena. Check out this article about the power of social media as a forum for leaders to empower others and open up dialogue. It’s easy to highlight Ono’s use of […]

Authentic Relationships make the Authentic Leader!

Petra Kuenkel gets it right here: “Building resonance becomes the cornerstone of our ability to influence people and events. How would our journey be different if we have always led through creating relationships, enhancing authenticity in people, listening for what wants to emerge, listening to people, looking for common ground, being open, engaging, creating shared […]

Relationship tips for entrepreneurial leaders

An article in Entrepreneur Magazine argues that effective leaders always make relationships a priority.    “You tend to achieve your top priorities. So even though it may be hard to admit your need other people, you’ve got to make them a priority.” Their advice: BE REAL. BE A GIVER. BE APPRECIATIVE. Great leaders know this, […]

Helen Keller and the Power of Optimism

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.

Goldman Prize for Young Baltimore Environmental Leader, Destiny Watford

Grassroots Environmental Leadership in Baltimore Photo and excerpt information from ECOWATCH BALTIMORE, MD: Destiny Watford (center top photo) “Watford, now 20, became an environmental activist when she learned about Energy Answers’ proposal to build the incinerator in Curtis Bay. Her first-hand experience watching neighboring towns wither from industrial pollution motivated her to protect her battered […]

Can We Simply Lead?

Leading with authentic spirit means leading with love, which ultimately means leading simply. No matter how many theories we weave, no matter how complicated the tasks we must accomplish, the process is simple (but not easy). The path of great leadership, even great visionary leadership, is marked by presence, that is, leading by being, being […]

CLIMATE CHANGE FEATURE: Wendell Berry, The Art of Leadership

Today, I’m launching my first blog on leadership and climate change, looking for what we can do to make a difference, even now as we see the harsh realities we have created. I’m beginning with a poem by Wendell Berry, a writer who speaks plainly and eloquently to teach us the core leadership values we […]