Tag Archives: art
I love this poem. It shows that freedom — and by extension innovation — is about taking a risk, despite what the other crabs say, and then dealing with the consequences, good and bad. This is a lonely, liberating moment most innovators have to take in order to achieve their goals.
Michael Blumenthal says it all in this poem that busts the myth mystique and celebrates real leadership!
According to the notable, recently passed leadership scholar Warren Bennis, “Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.” What’s on your dance card? What leadership music do you hear today? Get moving — it’s yours….
Some leadership wisdom from Warren Buffett and Heartmath…. Thinking ahead seven generations is the soul of great leadership.
Here’s a new twist on work evaluations! Michael O’Malley suggests 12 criteria to judge how much of an artist your fearless leader might be! If indeed, Every Leader is an Artist, we need to move these challenging criteria into a happier dance to ensure success… His criteria are: Intent. Do they make an express commitment to achieve certain […]
The vision that excites our followers to dance with us is not the vision of certainty. It’s a vision of expansion, imaginative possibility. Vision is a bridge from the known into the unknown, and requires curiosity not just clarity. Manager-vision promises good results; great leadership vision promises possibility. In this picture, it’s hard to tell […]
Today I’ve had the blues, feeling rather small — but then Gavin Aung Than, of Zen Pencils fame, reminded me that I am standing on the shoulders of a lot of people who accomplished a great deal — and helped me be taller. Remembering that I am part of a lineage of innovators helps me […]
The artist citizen is the person who leads creativity from the very bones of her being! He opens up new ideas through the process of art. Here’s to the artist leader!
Leadership in art is visionary when it surprises us into transforming our perceptions of the world, like this extraordinary, playful work! It reminds me of how we are shapeshifters, but hold that fact as if it is a secret, forgetting that the art of leadership authenticity is about expressing the surprising paradoxes of who we […]