Tag Archives: creative

Remembering Nobel winner,poet, critic, and activist Liu Xiaobo, with his last love letter…

Who says artists aren’t leaders? Standing up to power, speaking truth, making art despite assaults, attacks, and criminalization of his art, Liu Xiaobo deserves to be remembered and honored. He lived the life of a creative leader. Thanks to Lit Hub Daily and NY Review of Books for this report… “This text is the last […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Leaders: Three Ways to Increase Your Impact in 2017

New Year’s Resolutions: probably the most broken promises in the world, next to campaign promises! But if you’re a leader who believes your word matters, there are ways to keep your feet on the ground, your head in your vision, and your integrity matched with your goals. Here are three kinds of resolutions that will […]

Can a Drag Queen be a leader!? Just ask the #KinseySicks…

The Kinsey Sicks, a Dragapella political satire group, have a lot of fun and share their irreverent take on history — based not only on fabulous singing but current statistics and ultra-conservative rhetoric. If you’re tired of progressives making fun of conservative politics, don’t listen in. But if you need a laugh, and some serious […]

July 4: #Diversity is #AntiTerrorism

When I ask “What does it mean to be free?” everyone seems to have a different answer, because each of us has different goals, different hungers. Honoring that difference is what makes democracy work, and democracy works because we negotiate differences rather than imposing one vision on everyone. Great leaders are visionary enough to hold […]

Transparency and Leader Vulnerability: Worth the Risk?

“Thank you for your transparency!” These words came at the end of a presentation I gave where I shared a new strategy—a strategy that would require change, including new roles and some sacrifice, from everyone. I wasn’t sure how everyone would respond but I knew I would have my best chance of successfully leading the […] […]

Leadership Coaching Breakthrough! Be the change…

Are you ready to spring forward??? This Spring, I’m offering three breakthrough leadership coaching sessions at a discounted price. Are you ready to make your leadership story work for you? Are you ready to move forward with that dream, that vision? Are you ready to change? I’ll help you take the first steps, get into […]

The Creative Leader: Part 1

Originally posted on DCulberhouse:
Too often people want answers…not more questions.  For the most part, we would much rather just move on, then move forward… In the Newsweek article, The Creativity Crisis, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman share findings from an “IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs” that “identified creativity as the No. 1 ‘leadership competency’…

Creativity

Originally posted on The Future of Leadership is Collective:
Often people tell me they are not creative – particularly when they have been asked to paint a picture during a workshop. I feel with them, because I also hate to be forced to be creative on command. Image by mat_walker ? ? ? ? ?…

Derek Sivers on The Importance of the First Follower: “You Must Be Easy to Follow.”

Metaphor: it leads us where we need to go.  Check out this million-viewed Ted Talk from Derek Silvers, if you haven’t already, analyzing creative followership by watching dancers on a recreational hillside! Here’s what he said… Here’s a transcript from Derek Siver’s Ted Talk, the transcript (and video) on his website, in case you prefer […]

Creative #Leadership and #Poetry: Translating Metaphor into Action

Last week, in the Huffington Post, Faisal Hoque celebrated the power of creative leadership and the fact that there’s “poetry as well as plumbing” involved in the process. His blog is full of great ideas for creative leadership, including this rubric for making sure your business team has everything it needs by categorizing the kinds […]