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Leadership “Intervention:” teachings of popular culture

It’s a familiar story: boy/girl meets drug-of-choice, boy/girl falls in love, boy/girl’s family intervenes, boy/girl goes to rehab and starts over. In the TV series, “Intervention,” this plot happens over and over again. Most of the addicts go to rehab, and many stay sober for awhile, maybe longer. The stark white postscript on the screen […]

Sequester Cartoon: Is there such a thing as tragic childish leadership?

There are certain fundamentals we need to find common ground — and being FLEXIBLE (read MOBILE) is the most important one. When future generations look back at this crisis, they’ll say, “What the heck happened? Didn’t they even know how to tie their shoes so SOMETHING could happen? Why were they so stuck?” They’ll also […]

Watch Your Mouth! The Dangers of Leadership Jargon

I love Scot Adams. He understands managementĘ»s drive to “moralify” the help, and the toxic potential of leadership jargon without leadership action. This kind of leader needs brave followers, people willing to say the emperor has no clothes. These are the “courageous followers” Ira Chaleff writes about. Among other things, a courageous follower resists bullying. […]