Tag Archives: action

Leadership Excellence: It’s What We Do, not What We Say

March Leadership News We judge a leader by what they do! Here are some notable leaders whose actions speak very loudly about their integrity — or lack of it. David Petraeus was forced to resign from his job as CIA director in 2012 after security breaches were revealed through his extramarital affair with biographer Paula […]

Do you have a fearless imagination? You might be a disruptive leader…

Gladwell says “disruptors” lead by vision, persistence, reframing and action. But are disruptors good leaders if they can’t factor in sustainability? That seems like bad business to me!

The Handle And The Suitcase

Originally posted on DCulberhouse:
“It is up to the individual to remember that it’s okay to use the handle, just as long as you don’t forget the suitcase.”  -Ed Catmull, Creativity Inc. Ed Catmull, the President of Pixar and Disney Animation shares a visual in his new book, Creativity Inc. where he asks us to “imagine an…

One Time It’s Better to Take Your Eyes Off the Prize

This blog offers strong insight into the ways values-based leadership translates into effective action and changed outcomes. It’s definitely practical and workable to link core values — essentially the “why” of taking action — to the actions needed or wanted. It’s also interesting to think about the kinds of values used as an example here […]

Visionary Leadership: Seth Kahan on the Pragmatics of Innovation

One of the most difficult challenges of good leadership development is bridging vision from theory into clear, effective practice.Too many managers fail in leadership initiatives because they’re applying techniques they only  understand as theory. The key to becoming a better leader is finding ways to live the values and beliefs behind the vision. That means […]

Who is at the Center of Your Leadership? The Dalai Lama on Creating Happiness

We all want to be trusted, to be seen as helpful, to be effective leaders and to create ethical relationships. But the problem is, most of us want all this on our own terms — powered by our own definitions of trust, helpfulness, effectiveness and ethics. When we’re so focused on ourselves and our personal […]

Bill McKibben and moral leadership: Do the Maths tour, Melbourne

Originally posted on Watching the Deniers:
Bill’s talk in Melbourne “The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice” – Martin Luther King Bill McKibben is a dangerous man. At least to those wanting to stall action on climate change and deny the reality of a warming planet. He is dangerous…