Tag Archives: Aung San Suu Kyi

Update: Violence in Myanmar, and Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence

My last blog asked leadership questions about the role of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s apparent complicity with the military regime she fought against. Here are resources to help understand the unfolding situation there, and the attempts to get to the truth about what is happening in Myanmar. Other members of the international […]

When Visionaries Disappoint Us: Living Legacy vs. Leadership Choices

Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for democratic resistance to military dictatorship in Myanmar, was released from house arrest in 2010. Now State Counsellor, facing a crisis of targeted attacks on the minority Rohingya people, she is expected to stand up for inclusion and peace once again.  What can we learn […]

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 […]

Malala Yousafzai wins Europe’s Sakharov Award: endangered empowering leadership

The honors keep piling up. Malala Yousafzai has won Europe’s Sakharov Award for her human rights work. And tomorrow, we may hear she has won a Nobel Peace Prize. What does this mean for this highly visible 16 year old global activist? A Canada.com profile notes, “European lawmakers awarded their top human rights prize, [a […]

Living the Role in Myanmar: Politics, Leadership and the “New” Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi is no longer under house arrest, and a martyr; as a politician leader, she is under fire for her seeming compromises with the military. According to a report this week on NPR,  her iconic image has lost its luster because of her meetings with the military, her support for a copper […]

Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma: A Leader Rises Gently

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, now a member of parliament, leads pro-democracy initiatives with dignity and strength. A woman like this makes whiny American complaints about our elected leaders seem petty and passive. We carp about lobbyists and inadequate policies and protections. And until the Occupy Movement, our protests were rather small […]

The Worldʻs 100 Most Powerful Women (according to Forbes)

“For nine years FORBES has ranked the 100 most powerful women in the world. These are the women who adhere to the traditional classifications of power (political and economic might) and those who have risen to the top of the social and cultural landscape. It is our annual snapshot of women who impact the world.” […]