Tag Archives: Carol Pearson

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 Spirit at the International Leadership Association Conference, Montreal

Next week, I’ll be presenting at the International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference in Montreal, sharing a new training exercise that integrates values-based authenticity with Shapeshifter Leadership development! It’s definitely time for the Shapeshifter-with-integrity to rise up and claim its space in our leadership archetypes and stories. Innovation, out-of-the-box thinking and new ways of knowing ourselves […]

The Dangers of Being Extraordinary: Matt Reed on Transformational Leadership

This Inside Higher Ed blogger offers a self-limiting take on visionary leadership. Matt Reed, Community College Dean and Cultural Studies scholar, argues that “superstars come and go…. On the rare occasions when a superstar is genuine, the main issue is succession: what happens when the superstar moves on?” He seems to believe that charisma is […]

Character, Psychological Competence: More comments on The Transforming Leader

Ginette Paris, author of Heartbreak and Wisdom of the Psyche, wrote in her review of The Transforming Leader: “Contradictory perceptions reveal one thing: that leadership is as nearly impossible a task as parenting. Nobody can do it without mistakes! But a `good enough” leader is a gift that can make a huge difference in our […]

Mythic Thoughts: Wednesdayʻs Presidential Debate

Itʻs a performance of leadership, not an indicator of effective leadership. Romney seemed overexcited, jumping into the debate in a way some pundits called manly and others called rabid. (Itʻs always somewhere in-between, isnʻt it?). Obama seemed over-patient, looking down as if he were tired or as some pundits called it, passive. The moderator could […]

Review of “The Transforming Leader:” Transformational Leadership Communication

From the website Anobii, a review of Carol Pearson’s edited collection, which includes my article about shapeshifter leadership: “Overall, The Transforming Leader reframes the challenge of leading in today’s interdependent, unpredictable world. Its message is that if we update our thinking, enhance the quality of our being, deepen our sense of relatedness with the ecology […]

Review of “The Transforming Leader”

The Integral Leadership Review just published a review of the collection I was part of, The Transforming Leader. The author (not credited) wrote: “Here is a group that is getting the attention it deserves for fresh ways of thinking about leadership.”  

Carol Pearson Interview about Transforming Leadership and Archetypes

Carol Pearson was recently interviewed by Dr. Cathy Greenberg and Relly Nadler about The Transforming Leader, the 2012 collection about cutting edge leadership she edited. I’m proud to be in such good company as a contributor. In the interview, Dr. Pearson also talks about her work with archetypes and leadership, and the instruments she’s developed […]

Green Business Leadership: Sustainable Authenticity

My article, “Towards Green Business Leadership: Ecocentric Authenticity and Sustainable Management,” has been published in Business Leadership Review‘s special issue on Sustainable Business Practices. Three cheers for the field, to open up such an interesting debate, and welcome  such diverse articles! In my article, I argue that an ECO-centric style of leadership and management needs to […]

Shapeshifter Leadership

I haven’t been blogging but I’ve been teaching, researching and writing — and I’m back with a new take on the spirit of leadership! This May, my newest research on leadership with spirit came out in a Fetzer Institute supported volume, The Transforming Leader. Edited by Carol Pearson, Ph.D. (President of Pacifica Graduate Institute) It was […]