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We are what we watch? Feeding leadership hungers with TV and movies

So what are you binge watching on Netflix, or following on cable this month? It may be your unconscious is giving you clues about your leadership hopes and dreams. It pays to pay attention to the ‘entertainment’ you’re drawn to. You may find clues to your aspirations and values, even in the most escapist shows. […]

Leadership Development for Kids: The Future Depends on Service Leadership

So I’ve been thinking about theories of leadership that are based in human connection, valuing people over profits, and community over power games. Here are a couple programs that inspire me with hope for future generations: 1. Kiwanis Service Leadership Trainings: “Kiwanis International empowers people at every stage of life to become competent, capable and […]

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 […]

Helen Keller and the Power of Optimism

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.

A Call for Optimistic Leadership

OVERCOMING THE STEREOTYPES THAT KEEP US FROM OPTIMISTIC LEADERSHIP Why do we need optimistic leadership? In a dark time, a time of crisis (and are there any other kinds of times?), visionary leadership is rooted in optimism. If we do not have hope that change is possible, we cannot make the necessary changes or create […]

Let’s Celebrate the Persistence of Vision: Arlene Goldbard, “This is What 80 Looks Like”

Arlene Goldbard, writer, activist, mediator, is “here to get our hopes up.” She certainly succeeds in her article in Tikkun Daily, “Honoring Generativity,”  In this blog she argues against the default assumption in our culture that older leaders need to step down, make way for new ones — in fact, step down not just from […]

Bring Your Soul to Work Part 6 – Embrace Hope

Hope is one of those experiences that is neither a quality nor a skill, but a state of mind. We canʻt point to where it is, but we can see when a leader has it — as in the case of Malala Yousafzai, who has every reason to fear, and chooses hope instead. This post […]