Tag Archives: identity

Leadership Stories: Who are you now?

Leaders are sold, not made. We build an identity worth living, and create a leadership style we think can make us successful (however we define that.) It’s all a show until we live it in real life. Then it becomes who we are. Then, when the leadership strategy we’ve made our own needs to change, […]

Integrity + Relationships = Return: Leadership, Public Relations and UAE Altruism

What’s the internal rate of return (IRR) for leadership altruism? What’s the connection between creating a follower-friendly identity and being a good leader? It’s complicated! Personal chef Jean Crovato, profiled in today’s Washington Post, praised her longterm employer, Joseph Robert Jr. for teaching her that the business term “internal rate of return” really means working […]

Obama’s Re-Election: Leading a Divided Nation

Now is the time for authentic leadership. The great irony of our current situation is that we are facing both a cliff and a standoff. Obama has won the election, through the system of the electoral college, despite the equally divided popular election. The states prevailed, ironically, over the candidate whose party argues for increased […]