Category Leaders in the News

Forbes Reports: Professional Social Media Presence Essential for Good 21st Century Leadership

The United States has a president who tweets, all the time, in the way that any celebrity might tweet. His latest, checked while I am writing this blog, advertised his interview on Fox News before the Super Bowl (“Enjoy!”), and commented on the judge who have put a hold on the Muslim ban so it […]

Healing Leadership Wounds: Marianne Williamson on Spirituality and Leadership

Are you struggling to find your own voice as a leader, wanting to ground in your own power, and find a way to speak truth in the world? Check out Marianne Williamson’s call for spirituality in leadership, in this celebration of technology and connection at Google. There are some great gems in this talk, about […]

Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK): A Research Bridge to Understand Climate Change

Climate change: it’s real, scientifically documented, linked to human use of the planet, and a danger to survival for all of us. That it’s been declared “controversial” according to many corporate, political, and religious leaders is even more dangerous. But the Union of Concerned Scientists is committed to leading the preservation and sharing of knowledge […]

The Shame Machine: How Twitter muddies leadership effectiveness and engages followers in a shaming social media culture

Twitter has become a political force, used and misused to judge, shame and spread confusion. Jon Ronson’s Ted Talk on public shaming shows how Twitter has become a bandwagon for shaming and unquestioning mis/interpretation and instant comments. Ronson tracks a bad twitter joke gone viral as it destroyed one woman’s life. “Like toddlers crawling towards […]

Presidential Eloquence: Accurate, Eloquent Language as Inspiration for Loyalty

Obama’s farewell speech, eloquent and passionately delivered, spoke to a divided nation in need of a bridge between two very different presidents. He called on the foundations of our democracy, and the core values of citizenship in the US, to remind us that we are, at our heart, a nation dedicated to service. He said: […]

The Psychology that Supports a Leader Like Donald Trump

Trump celebrants keep saying, “Get over it,” as if followers should be passive, either cheerleaders or out of the way. But there’s a difference between expressing disappointment or joy, and asking good questions. And it’s the American way to expect leaders and followers on both sides of the aisle to be interested in questions about patterns of […]

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 […]

Bad Leadership Lessons: Ignorance is Never Bliss

Knowledge is the foundation of effective leadership decisions. That’s so obvious I’m embarrassed to have to write it down. But in this age called “post-fact” even by people who know that facts are important, it’s time to restate the obvious, as loudly and as often as we can. Today’s bad leadership blog answers the question: […]

Leaders who care about democracy need to know what we’re talking about when we talk about white supremacy in the US

Check out this extraordinary list for educating ourselves in preparation for better leadership from the new inquiry, a left-radical source for news. As always, pay attention to context, get informed, and take what is useful. Educate yourself, be discerning, check your sources. Then lead from your sense of justice and the call you hear from […]

Resources to help you fight hate crimes in the coming Trump presidency

If Trump won’t stand up and lead against hate crimes (and he’s already refusing to speak against them except in the vaguest possible way), then it’s up to those of us who believe in the vision of a diverse, healthy America. Here are some resources to help you get support, give support, and hold a […]