Tag Archives: co-dependent

The Dependent Leader: Rob Ford, Incompetent Leadership, and Risky Business

Today, Dana Smith published an interesting analysis of Rob Ford’s behavior in the Guardian, noting that we cannot assume he’s an addict, but that he might be a person with dependent behaviors — i.e. excessive risk taking that leads to poor decision making. This is fascinating in terms of leadership assessment, helping us broaden our […]

Metaphors and Leadership: How Do We Make Sense of This Crisis?

We live through story; so it’s important to pay attention to the metaphors we use about our leaders. In the Washington Post yesterday, David Ignatius used a powerful metaphor to describe the sequestration crisis. It tells a difficult about leadership, about the crisis, and about what we need to do. Co-dependent Leadership and the House […]