Tag Archives: Guardian

Forbes Reports: Professional Social Media Presence Essential for Good 21st Century Leadership

The United States has a president who tweets, all the time, in the way that any celebrity might tweet. His latest, checked while I am writing this blog, advertised his interview on Fox News before the Super Bowl (“Enjoy!”), and commented on the judge who have put a hold on the Muslim ban so it […]

Transformational #Trump: The Contradictions Behind the Mask

Taking Donald Trump seriously means looking behind the mask to the contradictions that make him both entertaining and dangerous as a leader. According to the Economist, “Mr Trump’s secret sauce has two spices. First, he has a genius for self-promotion, unmoored from reality (“I play to people’s fantasies. I call it truthful hyperbole,” he once […]

Leadership Optimism Meeting Reality: Can Corporate Leaders Face the Truth about the Cost of Profit?

The United Nations released a groundbreaking report that demonstrates that no industry could report a profit if they accounted for the cost of environmental damage. The report comes amid growing concern that no one is made to pay for most of the use, loss and damage of the environment, which is reaching crisis proportions in […]

Malala Yousafzai: “When a Girl Is Not Aware of Her Rights, She Loses Her Identity”

Sometimes, leadership is speaking truth about the importance of being counted, especially when you represent millions of girls who lack fundamental rights. Here are MalalaYousafzai’s inspiring words, from an interview in the Guardian, Children’s section. “How important do you feel it is that young people are allowed to follow their own paths and make their […]

Irreverent Leaders Speak Truth to Power: WWPRD (What Would Pussy Riot Do?)

Pussy Riot is a brilliant, controversial model for a viral art movement, irreverent, organized and leaderless. In honor of the madness of today’s full moon, here’s an inspiring and irreverent cartoon from the Guardian. Adapting the phrase WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?), popularized in the 1990s by Dan Seaborn, Jeffrey Lewis has created a cd, […]

Bradley Manning: Nobel Prize-Worthy Leader or Failed Follower?

As we wait for Bradley Manning’s sentencing, now that we know the death penalty is off the table with the one-count acquittal for “aiding the enemy,” there’s a lot of buzz about the morality of the information he released. One author praises Manning and says he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize; another says he has redefined the […]

India’s Flood Tragedy: Man-made Disaster? Leadership in Crisis

Asian News correspondent Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay reports that the ongoing crisis in Uttarakhand, the northern Indian state that bore the brunt of the recent monsoon tragedy, has been overdeveloped and under-planned. He asks, “Natural disaster, or man-made tragedy?” Read his article here. His summary of the crisis: “Newspapers and magazines have been packed with reports and […]

Update: Malala Yousafzai, and her upcoming book, “I am Malala”

Malala Yousafzai, education activist and survivor of a terrorist attack, will publish a book about her life, for a reported 2 million pounds. In the Guardian article, Yousafzai says, “”I hope this book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education. I […]

Romnesia: The Self-Made Millionaire and Leadership Myopia

A Justifying Myth for Millionaires: The Self Made Man? George Monbiot‘s remarkable political analysis of the myth of the self-made millionaire jumped into my email box thanks to a friend who’s been tracking my leadership blog. In “Mitt Romney and the Myth of Self-Created Millionaires,”  Monbiot writes: “We could call it Romnesia: the ability of […]