Tag Archives: CNN

Adaptive Leadership: Responding to the (Permanent) Crisis

Groundbreaking leadership theorist Ronald Heifetz has argued persuasively that sustainable leadership is adaptive leadership. In this Harvard Business Review article, he notes that crisis has become a permanent condition, making adaptive leadership even more important for survival, innovation and transformation. He writes: “The task of leading during a sustained crisis—whether you are the CEO of […]

Leading Trends: Tracking Changes in Values and Culture

Change may be inevitable, but following the leading edge of transformation often means being surprised and challenged. Here is one surprise in recent news, with a quick assessment of implications for leadership. 1. Social attitudes shift, and leadership shifts with them: according to a recent Washington Post, over the past year there has been “record […]

New Yorker’s Romney cartoon critique: “campaign spin” vs. authentic leadership

Romney’s believable when he says what he thinks we want to hear… over and over again. – and a different message every time! This cartoon, in addition to poking fun at the permanence of media (like a tattoo – there’s always a recording!) and Romney’s gaffes — the incorrect statistic about a shrinking navy, the […]