Tag Archives: art

Poet Charles Bukowski on the crab bucket theory, and the loneliness of the leader

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.

#Leadership Greatness: We all want it, but is it really all that!?

Michael Blumenthal says it all in this poem that busts the myth mystique and celebrates real leadership!

Warren Bennis on #Leadership: Organizational Change is a Visionary Dance

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….

Leadership and the Arts: Harry Potter as Role Model, Transformational Leader

Today, I’m grateful to Call Me Ishmael, the product of a team of people passionate about books, who cull voicemails to the fictional Ishmael (of Moby Dick fame) and share the voices of people who share why they love books. It’s a site that proves the leadership power of art and artists — and often […]

From Heartmath: Seven Generation Leadership Wisdom

Some leadership wisdom from Warren Buffett and Heartmath…. Thinking ahead seven generations is the soul of great leadership.  

ART AND LEADERSHIP: Creative Leadership Begins with Play

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 […]

ART AND LEADERSHIP FEATURE: The Best Leadership Vision Embraces the Unpredictable

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 […]

Whose shoulders do you stand on? Zen Pencils on Leaders in Science

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 […]

Creating 5,000 musician-citizens-leaders across the US, a TED Prize wish

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!

Of masks & magic: Uldus Bakhtiozina makes images that poke fun at stereotypes

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 […]