Tag Archives: authentic

Learning Leadership from Ravens

Ravens: They’re Wise Birds! According to Science Daily, they apparently don’t tolerate cheaters, but they cooperate with other ravens they can trust to be fair! If that’s not a leadership partnership lesson, I don’t know what is! “In the experiment two ravens had to simultaneously pull the two ends of one rope to slide a […]

#HBR: The Authenticity Paradox in Leadership

Should you be transparent about your feelings and challenges? Should you be cautious, and strategic in your leadership persona? Such a paradox, in a world that claims to love authentic leadership! Authenticity is a double-edged sword, building trust and breaking it down, depending on how we perform our true selves. According to Hermania Ibarra, in […]

Pope Francis, embracing complexity: Meets with Tech Giants to Discuss Blessings and Pain from New Technologies

Pope Francis is a leader who can hold paradoxical ideas, and guide us to consider issues from many sides. Not my stereotypical idea of a pope — and that’s inspiring to me. According to the Washington Post, he’s been challenging tech leaders to stretch the envelope of their creativity, putting the human back into the […]

#HilaryClinton as a leader… what it means to be a woman leading now

The Atlantic’s special project tracking women in leadership now is a great way to understand some of the controversies and benefits of the historic possibility of Hilary Clinton as our first female president. “Who run the world?” Beyoncé asked half a decade ago. She was confident of the answer: girls. While her prophecy has not […]

Leadership Lessons: Transitions and Vulnerability (#EricStolter)

Dr. Santa Ono, president of the University of Cincinnati, who made himself vulnerable in academia, models a compassionate and self-revealing leadership style rare in that arena. Check out this article about the power of social media as a forum for leaders to empower others and open up dialogue. It’s easy to highlight Ono’s use of […]

So you want to be an #authentic leader? Know your own story, and live it flexibly!!

So many of us talk about being authentic, as if it is the most important quality of a leader. But what does it mean to be authentic in the challenging roles and relationships we have to navigate as leaders? This short video answers that question by showing you how to master your leadership story, and […]

July 4: #Diversity is #AntiTerrorism

When I ask “What does it mean to be free?” everyone seems to have a different answer, because each of us has different goals, different hungers. Honoring that difference is what makes democracy work, and democracy works because we negotiate differences rather than imposing one vision on everyone. Great leaders are visionary enough to hold […]