Tag Archives: archetype

Leadership Coaching Breakthrough! Be the change…

Are you ready to spring forward??? This Spring, I’m offering three breakthrough leadership coaching sessions at a discounted price. Are you ready to make your leadership story work for you? Are you ready to move forward with that dream, that vision? Are you ready to change? I’ll help you take the first steps, get into […]

Finding Compassion without Losing Power

These are great tips on finding compassion without giving up the status and credibility we need. I particularly like the idea of the “stickiness” of compassion. When we’re co-dependent, we don’t challenge, we make nice. It’s the caregiver archetype at its most dangerous. But more often, we push that compassion into the “shadow,” the unconscious, […]

Passings: Lou Reed, American Innovator, Leading from the Wild Side

This week, we mourn the passing of a great American musical philosopher, Lou Reed. He showed up, spoke up, sang up, transformed rock n’ roll and modeled a kind of crass, independent, principled artistic leadership that deserves to be recognized. He died at 71, from liver failure. His inspiring role as an artist on the […]

The A in Leadership: Ask Questions

If leaders LISTEN, and ENGAGE FULLY, they’ll be ready to ASK QUESTIONS — the third key to leading through a crisis. Crisis tends to stimulate all our old habits and ideas, forcing us into a corner by instinct, no matter what our skills, goals and hopes might be. The way out of instinctive reactivity is […]

Gabby Douglas: Sports Celebrity Leader or Smart Capitalist?

Or both? You be the judge…. According to her website, here’s the update on Douglas’ accomplishments since her Olympic wins. 1. She’s published a book, written with Michelle Buford.  In it she writes: “For now, here’s what you need to know: Exactly 210 days before I ever attempted my first vault in the London Summer […]

Leadership and Fear: The Main Difference Between Obama and Romney

Fear is the way the warrior gets us to follow him. Romney proved that in tonightʻs debate. Repeating that Iran is closer to having a nuclear bomb, that the world looks at America as weak, that we need a strong leader. Repeating that, even in the face of Obamaʻs evidence that the US has been […]

Voting Consciously: The Illusion of Hero-Leaders

Kenneth Mikkelsenʻs article, “Leaders in Search of Followership,” opens up some fascinating ideas that we need to consider in order to vote consciously, paying attention to our American need for heroes in hard times. This archetypal hunger, so deep we can hardly contain ourselves from hoping, can either serve us or defeat us. It depends […]