Tag Archives: balance

Finding Compassion without Losing Power

These are great tips on finding compassion without giving up the status and credibility we need. I particularly like the idea of the “stickiness” of compassion. When we’re co-dependent, we don’t challenge, we make nice. It’s the caregiver archetype at its most dangerous. But more often, we push that compassion into the “shadow,” the unconscious, […]

Three Tips for Today’s Leaders

Originally posted on The Hot Spots Blog:
By Lynda Gratton As a business professor, I’m often asked about the nature of leadership today. When I think about what it means to be a leader right now, the first thing that comes to mind is complexity: today, leadership means being prepared to deal with many stakeholders…

Missional Business: Balancing Change and Calling in Public, Private and Social Leadership

Originally posted on Rendering Anew:
The cover story in September’s Harvard Business Review is about women in leadership. I figured it would provide some good content for our discussion, but on the way to the article I got sidetracked, or maybe main-tracked, by a relevant article, Triple-Strength Leadership. The article praises leaders who are simultaneously…

Leadership Doldrums: Three “Aloha Strategies” to Prevent Burnout for Crisis Managers

Leaders who can pump up a sane adrenaline-supported response in a crisis are reassuring to followers. Most of us turn into deer-in-headlights — we can’t help it! So one of the qualities that distinguishes an effective leader from his or her followers is this ability to step up with confidence and energy when others freeze. […]