Tag Archives: empowerment

Victims Becoming Witnesses, Becoming Free: Project Unbreakable and Photographer Grace Brown’s Healing Leadership

In her YouTube video about Project Unbreakable, Grace Brown describes perfectly the power of leadership that speaks truth in a silencing culture. Her photographs of people who experienced rape or sexual abuse empower the subjects as they hold the phrases their abusers used to silence and shame them. This is the power of leadership through […]

Leadership with Spirit: Beginning with our Own

How does time help leaders? Three answers: patience, skill-building and self-care. Patience: the knowledge that things don’t happen all at once… Leaders who insist on speedy results when speedy results are impossible lose out on teachable moments, which means they lose followers with potential. Let’s assume you pick your team members carefully enough that their […]

Authentic Leadership as Listening

I wrote earlier about the perspective that “leaders donʻt matter,” that for most mainstream leadership positions there are a set of leaders ready to fill a slot, with skills, qualities, values and experience to function perfectly well in the role.  Itʻs a radical idea in a culture that generally imagines a leader to be a […]