Category Sustainable Leadership

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: […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Leaders: Three Ways to Increase Your Impact in 2017

New Year’s Resolutions: probably the most broken promises in the world, next to campaign promises! But if you’re a leader who believes your word matters, there are ways to keep your feet on the ground, your head in your vision, and your integrity matched with your goals. Here are three kinds of resolutions that will […]

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 […]