Tag Archives: authenticity

Michael Cohen’s Awkward Turnaround: Can Bad Leaders Change Their Ways?

Rep. Paul Gosar (R Arizona) accused Michael Cohen of selfishness and untrustworthiness, noting that he doesn’t deserve to be believed in his current testimony because, after all, “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire,” (quoting the sign behind his chair).  Granted, this childish poke at Cohen is more a silly twitter meme to entertain people uninterested in […]

What are the Major Concerns of US and UK CEOs?

Originally posted on The Executive's & Entrepreneur's Magazine:
Worries (Photo credit: photoloni) What are the major concerns of Chief Executive Officers around the US and UK? A recent research includes the following information: 64 percent of CEOs interviewed said they do not have full control over their company’s direction 45 percent of the CEOs…

Ashton Kutcher on Leadership: Tanveer Naseer on Unlikely Sources of Inspiration

Today, I want to share a remarkable viral event: Ashton Kutcher’s advice while accepting his Teen Choice Award this August. The video has inspired millions of hits — watch it on YouTube!  His “insider secrets” are pretty amazing — all about what he learned before he was famous, when his official name was still Chris […]

On Leadership: Petraeus Post-Scandal Reaps Privilege, Profit

David Petraeus has a lot of jobs lately, CUNY and KKR Global Institute. But Jena McGregor reports in the Washington Post’s On Leadership that he’s backed off on the impossibly lucrative $200,000 salary for adjunct work at CUNY, now claiming $1 for his class at Macauley Honors College. McGregor notes that “the Ivory Tower has long […]

Contentious US Republicans/Democrats Honor Peacemaker Nelson Mandela

John Boehner, Speaker of the House, said about Nelson Mandela last week: ““Scarcely a week or day goes by without us pointing to Mandela as an example. An example of standing on principle, of loving your neighbour, and of extending the reach of freedom. All these ideals we cherish, and he has lived the closest […]

Authentic Leadership in Popular Culture: The Hunger Games

Americans have a love affair with revolutionary authenticity. Not so long ago in the grand scheme of things, we won our own revolution, and created the complex system of checks and balances we stumble over and muddle through now. Revolutionary cultures value revolution, but also fear it. We know its power, and yearn for its […]

Update: Malala Yousafzai will give NY address on Malala Day

Yousafzai’s  first public address will be given on Malala Day – her 16th birthday – on July 12 in New York. According to the Nation, “UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown announced on Friday that Malala is determined to continue campaigning for girls’ education and will speak to a specially convened meeting of […]

How We See Ourselves Shapes Who We Can Become as Leaders

This is such commonsense that it’s almost a cliche. But when we can lighten up about how we see ourselves, we can shine our light in the world more clearly. Watch this Dove Real Beauty Sketches video, and think about the ways you limit yourself. It certainly was an eye opener for me. I expected […]

With Tasers and placards, women of Egypt are leaders in the fight against sexism

Laurie Penny, a blogger at the New Statesman, recently posted this report from Cairo. She writes: ‘‘The youth will liberate Egypt!” A girl in a sky-blue headscarf is yelling and 300 women shout the words back at her outside the Sayyida Zeinab Mosque in central Cairo. Behind the gates of the mosque, men in long […]

No Ordinary Hero: Women’s Studies Pioneer Gerda Lerner Dies

Historian Gerda Lerner created new space for forgotten stories about women leaders, activists and ordinary citizens. She died January 2, 2013. From the Washington Post obituary: “Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison, sharing a cell with two gentile women arrested for political work who shared their food with the Jewish teenager […]