Tag Archives: inspire

Teens Resisting the Taliban: Aitzaz Hasan and Malala Yousafzai

In the culture wars of Pakistan, standing up to the Taliban is the essence of courageous leadership, with activists risking their lives, not just economic and social status.  Malala Yousafzai has become an international leader for universal education but at great cost. Most resistance means martyrdom or exile. This week, Aitzaz Hasan sacrificed his life […]

Art on the Leading Edge: Malala Yousafzai and Gavin Aung Than

Leaders inspire art that is inspiring. Here’s a great offering by Gavin Aung Than that I found on the blog ZenPencils. I love the simplicity and transformation that shows the determination and clarity of Yousafzai’s recovery and continued activism. It’s an impressive example of how art can express a story so compellingly. There’s something about […]

The Dangers of Being Extraordinary: Matt Reed on Transformational Leadership

This Inside Higher Ed blogger offers a self-limiting take on visionary leadership. Matt Reed, Community College Dean and Cultural Studies scholar, argues that “superstars come and go…. On the rare occasions when a superstar is genuine, the main issue is succession: what happens when the superstar moves on?” He seems to believe that charisma is […]