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Pope Francis on Climate Change: Leading from Spirit, Leading Sustainably, Leading Responsibly

Let There Be Peace on Earth, For Earth, By Those of Us Dependent on Her for our Very Lives! In his encyclical, Pope Francis writes: The Earth, “this sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God […]

Update: Pussy Riot on Putin’s Leadership (and “Leaderless” Activism) on the Colbert Report

The punk rock political activist group, Pussy Riot, came to the US  to share their perspective on the Olympics, after getting international attention for their disruptive, disrespectful protests (a.k.a hooliganism, punishable by imprisonment and forced labor in Putin’s Russia). Or, as they said on the Colbert Report, “We sang a fun song in a church.” […]

The Pragmatics of Power: Leading from the Follower’s Role

David Bradford, on “managing up” in the workplace, makes some powerful points in the Stanford Business Review, about subordinate relationships with bosses. In essence, this is a business world view of courageous, creative followership, or more accurately, multiple leader relationships that make a difference between a successful company and a chaotic one. “We want to […]

Irreverent Leaders Speak Truth to Power: WWPRD (What Would Pussy Riot Do?)

Pussy Riot is a brilliant, controversial model for a viral art movement, irreverent, organized and leaderless. In honor of the madness of today’s full moon, here’s an inspiring and irreverent cartoon from the Guardian. Adapting the phrase WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?), popularized in the 1990s by Dan Seaborn, Jeffrey Lewis has created a cd, […]

Bill McKibben on Leaderless Movements: 350.org and Environmental Leadership

In his recent post on 350.org, lifelong climate change activist Bill McKibben wrote: “it’s a little disconcerting to look around and realize that most of the movements of the moment — even highly successful ones like the fight for gay marriage or immigrant’s rights — don’t really have easily discernible leaders. I know that there […]

Update: Pussy Riot, “Anonymous” Leaders of an Art Revolution

According to Laurie Penny, blogger extraordinaire at the New Statesman, “Pussy Riot aren’t just on tour. They’re on the run.” She writes: “When we meet in a secret location in central London, they make it clear that this interview is on condition of anonymity. The Russian punk-feminist protest group… are wanted by their government, who […]