Category Buzzwords and Theories

Is Donald Trump a Charismatic Leader? Focusing on himself, & bypassing facts with emotional appeals are the key, says The Atlantic.

Leadership thinkers have been puzzling over how to describe President Trump’s style. Sara E. Gorman, a public-health expert, and her father, Jack M. Gorman, a psychiatrist and CEO of Franklin Behavioral Health Consultants, explore his charismatic leadership style in this interview in the Atlantic in October, 2016, just before the election. “Persuaders might want to reduce […]

We are what we watch? Feeding leadership hungers with TV and movies

So what are you binge watching on Netflix, or following on cable this month? It may be your unconscious is giving you clues about your leadership hopes and dreams. It pays to pay attention to the ‘entertainment’ you’re drawn to. You may find clues to your aspirations and values, even in the most escapist shows. […]

The Unfiltered Leader Theory: Will Trump’s Leadership Heal or Harm Us?

Gautam Mukunda’s article in the Harvard Business Review explores his “unfiltered leader” theory, now about to be tested with a Trump presidency. It’s well worth reading. He writes: “Leaders like Trump — outsiders who are not supported by the established elites — generally have high variance in their performance. They do things that no one else would […]

#PussyRiot on US Elections: New Video Irreverently Celebrates Women’s Wisdom and Power

Warning: if the P-word offends you, this V-word music video will get your blood running hot! Pussy Riot, the brilliant feminist activist group that protests for free speech, equal rights, and democracy in Russia, has responded to Trump’s grab for the P-residency and women’s P-rivates with a video celebrating women’s power.

October Leadership Hauntings II: Exorcise the Ghosts of Your Past!

We are born from a long chain of legacies, stories, heroes and villains who instruct us, hobble us, or inspire us. Our ancestors, mentors, and nightmare bosses lived in our past, but the ghosts of our personal and professional ancestors still haunt us, don’t they? The ancestors we are proud to claim inspire us to […]

Antidote for #Leaders Behaving Badly (You know who they are!)

A Handy Guide to Traditional vs. Collaborative Leadership

8 Differences between Traditional and Collaborative Leaders Thanks Innocentive for this useful guide — where are you, reader? Maybe a little bit of both? Where’s your growing edge?