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Rob Ford and the Crisis in Toronto: What does this circus say about leadership in crisis?

On November 18, Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, crashed a football game to party with fans, even though the league’s Commissioner requested he not attend. Ford has made Toronto famous all over the world by recently admitting he had indeed smoked crack, and been videotaped smoking it, but not because he’s an addict — […]

Leadership “Intervention:” teachings of popular culture

It’s a familiar story: boy/girl meets drug-of-choice, boy/girl falls in love, boy/girl’s family intervenes, boy/girl goes to rehab and starts over. In the TV series, “Intervention,” this plot happens over and over again. Most of the addicts go to rehab, and many stay sober for awhile, maybe longer. The stark white postscript on the screen […]

Leadership Doldrums: Three “Aloha Strategies” to Prevent Burnout for Crisis Managers

Leaders who can pump up a sane adrenaline-supported response in a crisis are reassuring to followers. Most of us turn into deer-in-headlights — we can’t help it! So one of the qualities that distinguishes an effective leader from his or her followers is this ability to step up with confidence and energy when others freeze. […]