Tag Archives: dogma

GOP Leaders after the Shutdown Disaster: Can They Clean Up the Tea Party’s Toxic Spill?

Headlines and pundits are reporting that Republican leaders and the divided party are soul searching again after another Tea Party mess that alienated voters and weakened the credibility of the GOP vision for reform. But are they really going to search their political souls, as is promised, or will it be the same non-search that […]

Leaders Negotiating Badly: Bridging the “Cliff” (with help from Tom Toles)

The budget deadline, aka “fiscal cliff” is testing our patience and the leadership qualities of Republicans and Democrats. The Republicans veer between pretending to want to negotiate… and coming to the table to negotiate while hoping negotiation is not necessary… to negotiating a position that it’s the other side’s fault, while admitting that it doesn’t […]

“Leaders Donʻt Matter”

Thatʻs according to Gautam Mukundaʻs intriguing Harvard Business Review blog. He adds the codicil “most of the time” to his title. He argues that external constraints, internal constraints, and leader selection systems create a pool of leaders who are similar, and therefore, largely replaceable, in todayʻs corporate culture. Interesting… He riffs on popular leadership theories […]