Category Sustainable Leadership

Leadership Development for Kids: The Future Depends on Service Leadership

So I’ve been thinking about theories of leadership that are based in human connection, valuing people over profits, and community over power games. Here are a couple programs that inspire me with hope for future generations: 1. Kiwanis Service Leadership Trainings: “Kiwanis International empowers people at every stage of life to become competent, capable and […]

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 […]

Corporate Power Suggests Moderation to Corporate Power: Marriott’s Arne Sorenson’ letter to President-Elect Donald #Trump

It’s important to remember that it’s human nature for leaders from certain levels of elite status prefer to speak to people on their own level. It’s an unusual leader who can step up or step down to share power across class barriers, across polarizing issues, to build bridges between the fear of difference and the […]

Surviving Workplace Bullying: Real Tools for a Real Problem

This is a great TedX talk about bullying that all of us might use against so-called leaders who bully us into despair and submission, and colleagues who do not stand up for us when we need them, or perpetuate the bullying. Workplace bullying is inexcusable, but far too common. These tools will help us all […]

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 from Within: History Calls Us Today to Live the Best Story for Ourselves and Our Nation

The votes are in and counted. Now it’s up to us, as citizens who have a stake in the results, to be the leaders and followers we are called to be. And that means knowing who we are and what we want, so we can build the bridges we need to be the nation and […]

A Nail Biting Day for America: Voting in a Contentious Time

Is anyone else having trouble focusing on work? I am doing all sorts of smaller tasks, and trying to avoid the news, longing for distraction, anxious, hopeful and scared. It’s the day we vote, and decide the fate of our country for the next four years. On this day, our vote is our leadership, but […]

Why Vote? Because there is no such thing as NOT Voting. #EricLiu

Check out this Ted Talk by Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University in Seattle, WA. He makes a compelling argument that there is no such thing as not voting! Even if we aren’t happy with the exact leader we’re voting for, voting is automatic in our system, even if we don’t exercise that vote. And […]