Tag Archives: imagination

ART AND LEADERSHIP: Creative Leadership Begins with Play

Here’s a new twist on work evaluations! Michael O’Malley suggests 12 criteria to judge how much of an artist your fearless leader might be! If  indeed, Every Leader is an Artist, we need to move these challenging criteria into a happier dance to ensure success…  His criteria are: Intent. Do they make an express commitment to achieve certain […]

We Don’t Need Another Hero? A call for heroic and inclusive diversity in the stories we’re telling about leadership…

We love a hero — but we often mistake “power over” assertiveness and risk-taking for heroism. The problem isn’t that heroes can’t be leaders, but that we have a narrow idea about what it means to be a hero (and, for that matter, what it means to be a leader!) When we understand heroic leadership […]

John Coleman: “Reading and writing poetry can be a valuable component of leadership development”

” For one, poetry teaches us to wrestle with and simplify complexity. Harman Industries founder Sidney Harman once told The New York Times, “I used to tell my senior staff to get me poets as managers. Poets are our original systems thinkers. They look at our most complex environments and they reduce the complexity to something […]

In the wrong mind, our greatest tool becomes dangerous…

Harold vs. Lio? Make Your Bets! Just see what Lio does with Harold’s purple crayon! Both are, by the way, being deeply authentic, according to their characters, interests, values and goals! But look at the difference! Harold, from Crockett Johnsonʻs  famous and delightful children’s book, Harold and the Purple Crayon, uses his imagination and his […]