Tag Archives: collaborat

Learning Leadership from Ravens

Ravens: They’re Wise Birds! According to Science Daily, they apparently don’t tolerate cheaters, but they cooperate with other ravens they can trust to be fair! If that’s not a leadership partnership lesson, I don’t know what is! “In the experiment two ravens had to simultaneously pull the two ends of one rope to slide a […]

Native American Leaders: Fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline

It’s a big story, one that’s been mostly underreported in the mainstream press, but it’s news — indigenous people are fighting with their lives to prevent the Bakken oil pipeline on sacred land/reservation territory.   The encampment continues to grow daily, with acts of civil disobedience and community ritual and education combining to make it […]

When “nice” makes corporate leadership harder:HBR on collaborative leadership vs. cooperative leadership

Ron Ashkenas (Schaffer Consulting) has some solid wisdom for leaders who want to try the sometimes challenging collaborative leadership approach in this HBR article. “Everyone seems to agree that collaboration across functions is critical for major projects and initiatives. The reality, however, is that meshing the skills and resources of different departments, each focused on […]

Relationship tips for entrepreneurial leaders

An article in Entrepreneur Magazine argues that effective leaders always make relationships a priority.    “You tend to achieve your top priorities. So even though it may be hard to admit your need other people, you’ve got to make them a priority.” Their advice: BE REAL. BE A GIVER. BE APPRECIATIVE. Great leaders know this, […]

@Forbes on TV #Leadership: Seduced by Survivor

“Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.” That’s the motto of the riveting, ridiculous, highly staged and somewhat abusive TV “reality” show, Survivor. Drew Hendricks’ blog in Forbes about Survivor leadership lessons misses an important distinction between cut-throat competition and leadership. What’s scary about this is that he’s not alone — leading by “power 0ver” ultimately serves one person […]

Holistic Leadership: Bridging Theory and Practice in Effective Team Relationships

Leadership Theory — can’t live with it, can’t live without it! Or at least that’s how it feels sometimes, when theory waxes theoretical, and practice waxes pragmatic, and the bridge between the two feels pretty rickety! I believe it’s worth the struggle to build an exploratory place for the two to connect — praxis, as […]