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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. […]

Just Do It: How to be a great teacher leader without wearing yourself out!

Julie Hiltz in Education Week this month has some sage advice for teachers (and anyone else in an organization) who have a great idea — don’t ask permission — just do it! To be fair, her article doesn’t argue that teacher leaders should go against  organizational policies — but she does say “build your own […]

From Heartmath: Seven Generation Leadership Wisdom

Some leadership wisdom from Warren Buffett and Heartmath…. Thinking ahead seven generations is the soul of great leadership.  

ART AND LEADERSHIP FEATURE: The Best Leadership Vision Embraces the Unpredictable

The vision that excites our followers to dance with us is not the vision of certainty. It’s a vision of expansion, imaginative possibility. Vision is a bridge from the known into the unknown, and requires curiosity not just clarity. Manager-vision promises good results; great leadership vision promises possibility. In this picture, it’s hard to tell […]

The Girl Who Lived: Reflections on Malala, the Middle East, and Feminism by Erin Seaward-Hiatt

As I return home from a busy day signing off on proofs and churning out cutesy paper patterns, I find my husband, Neil, at the kitchen table. He wears a complicated frown as he pores over a score of tiled browser windows telling various iterations of a singular story. “Come here,” he says, flipping to…

Ken Blanchard: 3 Enduring Truths about Leading Others

Congratulations, Ken Blanchard! Good advice, and what sounds like a good webinar. Lead on! Blanchard LeaderChat Celebrating his 75th birthday this month—and the 35th anniversary of the founding of his leadership development company later this year, Ken Blanchard hopes a couple of simple truths he has championed will prove enduring: —All good performance begins with clear goals. —Catch […]

Gaza’s only female photojournalist, Eman Mohammed, shows the devastation of war on private lives

iWar is about the long-term aftermath of war survivors and victims. It’s a series of portraits and a gentle, symbolic way to show that war has happened, and it’s still happening. History has not changed, sadly. It’s a way of saying to the audience, “Even if you’ve moved on, that doesn’t mean the victims did.” […]

Creative #Leadership and #Poetry: Translating Metaphor into Action

Last week, in the Huffington Post, Faisal Hoque celebrated the power of creative leadership and the fact that there’s “poetry as well as plumbing” involved in the process. His blog is full of great ideas for creative leadership, including this rubric for making sure your business team has everything it needs by categorizing the kinds […]

Working for the health of the many: How Asher Hasan is bringing insurance coverage to Pakistan’s low-income workers

What a wonderful leadership initiative! New Life! He is really paying it forward, and helping us “tip” towards the common good…..