Tag Archives: Global Change

Democracy not Bombs: Meet the progressive Muslim women and girls who show us what courage is. They are the true face of Islam and the fight against political “religious” extremists.”

Meet the Progressive Muslim Activists fighting for Justice and Standing Up to Politicized Extremists: Pushing Conservative Oppression Off the Stage In the face of oppression, the arts are only one way of standing up against extremism in the name of God.   Women are stepping into battle against ISIS/Daesh, putting their lives on the line […]

Bangkok Protestors Strike Back at Coup—With Forbidden Hunger Games Salute

Originally posted on The Stake:
This article originally appeared at YES! Magazine. In Bangkok, Thailand, protesters have taken to the streets against a military junta that seized power late in May—and they’re using the three-fingered salute from The Hunger Games as a symbol of their opposition to the new government. According the protesters, the salute is…

Whose shoulders do you stand on? Zen Pencils on Leaders in Science

Today I’ve had the blues, feeling rather small — but then Gavin Aung Than, of Zen Pencils fame, reminded me that I am standing on the shoulders of a lot of people who accomplished a great deal — and helped me be taller. Remembering that I am part of a lineage of innovators helps me […]

“You are all too comfortable to be dreaming”:@IbukunAwosika to young #leaders

In CSRwire (the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire) this week, David Wilcox opens his article about “real” sustainability with a quote from Ibukun Awosika, founder of the Chair Center, to an audience of young women at Harvard Business School: “You are all too comfortable to be dreaming” of sustainable solutions. It’s a poignant comment — a […]

What can shake up a morning commute? A TEDx takeover on the Maxi Taxi

When we keep our leadership ideas in the boardrooms and conference rooms we keep it away from the larger discussion with the diverse communities we crave. Here’s a great blog about a TEDx conference that played presentations on a bus, or MaxiTaxi, in Port of Spain Trinidad. I found it really moving, having worked both […]

The Fall of the Alphas: Corporate Anthropologist Dana Ardi on Building Better Beta Leadership

Looking for some good, smart storytelling about contemporary leadership in corporations? Check out Dana Ardi’s 2013 book, The Fall of the Alphas: the New Beta Way to Connect and Lead. Like me, Ardi is a trained anthropologist/ethnographer — a student of culture and the ways people work together, play together, and build stories that fuel […]

An obsession with annihilation: Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Originally posted on The Stake:
*Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared at Hothouse Magazine. by Forest Lewis Cosmologist and atheist goon-squad member Lawrence Krauss has recently taken offense at Hollywood for pandering to theists as evidenced by such movies as The Son of God and Noah. According to Mr. Krauss these stories are facile and worse and shame on…

Check this out! New Book Review, Global Business Leadership

Interested in interdisciplinary approaches to global leadership, emphasizing new cultural paradigms like “culture of care,” the blessings of ambiguity, and celebrating the practical cross-cultural benefits of mindful partnerships? Check out Global Business Leadership, a textbook and resource for expanding business thinking through cultural skill-building. The field of global leadership in business has been deepening for […]

How do we recognise groups of committed citizens for sustainability?

Originally posted on The Future of Leadership is Collective:
Collaboration for sustainability requires well functioning groups of people who lead collectively – be they called management teams, project teams, core groups, committees, partnership teams, task forces, working groups or a leaders network. They exist within one or across several organisations. They are composed as cross-sector…

Update: Pussy Riot on Putin’s Leadership (and “Leaderless” Activism) on the Colbert Report

The punk rock political activist group, Pussy Riot, came to the US  to share their perspective on the Olympics, after getting international attention for their disruptive, disrespectful protests (a.k.a hooliganism, punishable by imprisonment and forced labor in Putin’s Russia). Or, as they said on the Colbert Report, “We sang a fun song in a church.” […]