Tag Archives: book

The Wild Truth: Was Chris McCandless trauma victim, hero, or just a lost seeker? Why his celebrity doesn’t teach us as much as we might think…

Much has been written about Chris McCandless’ fatal journey Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer’s biography made into a successful movie. Now Carine McCandless’ book shares the backstory she asked Krakauer to minimize, and what a difference it makes when we think of her brother’s early death! Krakauer’s story turned McCandless into a modern day luddite […]

My Essay about Malala Yousafzai appears in new book, Women and Global Leadership!

Malala Yousafzai: The Paradox and Power of Global Celebrity I’m proud to announce that my article appeared last month in Information Age Publishing’s new collection of essays about women and global leadership! This collection includes essays by many respected leadership specialists, including Barbara Kellerman, Susan Madsen, and Nancy Adler, and was published under the umbrella […]

THE TRANSFORMING #LEADER: Honored at the International Leadership Association

“The Transforming Leader” was recognized for its “original and important contribution to the field while also evidencing excellence in scholarship coupled with relevance to contemporary leadership practice in a global context.”

Leadership and the Arts: Harry Potter as Role Model, Transformational Leader

Today, I’m grateful to Call Me Ishmael, the product of a team of people passionate about books, who cull voicemails to the fictional Ishmael (of Moby Dick fame) and share the voices of people who share why they love books. It’s a site that proves the leadership power of art and artists — and often […]

The Fall of the Alphas: Corporate Anthropologist Dana Ardi on Building Better Beta Leadership

Looking for some good, smart storytelling about contemporary leadership in corporations? Check out Dana Ardi’s 2013 book, The Fall of the Alphas: the New Beta Way to Connect and Lead. Like me, Ardi is a trained anthropologist/ethnographer — a student of culture and the ways people work together, play together, and build stories that fuel […]

Check this out! New Book Review, Global Business Leadership

Interested in interdisciplinary approaches to global leadership, emphasizing new cultural paradigms like “culture of care,” the blessings of ambiguity, and celebrating the practical cross-cultural benefits of mindful partnerships? Check out Global Business Leadership, a textbook and resource for expanding business thinking through cultural skill-building. The field of global leadership in business has been deepening for […]

Update: Malala Yousafzai, and her upcoming book, “I am Malala”

Malala Yousafzai, education activist and survivor of a terrorist attack, will publish a book about her life, for a reported 2 million pounds. In the Guardian article, Yousafzai says, “”I hope this book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education. I […]