Tag Archives: biography

A Re-Born Leader: The Story of the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama’s book on leadership (supplemented by tweets and talks and much thought and blogging) comes out of a life of discipline, struggle, exile and acute observation. His extraordinary life has led to grounded, practical insights about who we are and who we might become. Using the bio on his website as a guide […]

Leaders who serve by telling their stories: the authenticity of witness

Authenticity has many faces… Leadership researchers talk a lot about personal authenticity based in values, and the ways those values show by what we do and how we lead, not just what we say. Although I’ve raised a red flag about using biography as authenticity in presidential campaign spin, there’s another way to look at […]

Leadership Profiles of Obama and Romney

On October 18, Jena McGregor, in the Washington Postʻs On Leadership blog series, summarizes the way Mitt Romneyʻs leadership style is being examined, as opposed to President Obamaʻs. “If the leadership profiles of Barack Obama tend to be organized around the characteristics for which the president is most known—his pragmatism, his penchant for compromise, his coolness—the ones about Mitt Romney […]