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Poet Charles Bukowski on the crab bucket theory, and the loneliness of the leader

I love this poem. It shows that freedom — and by extension innovation — is about taking a risk, despite what the other crabs say, and then dealing with the consequences, good and bad. This is a lonely, liberating moment most innovators have to take in order to achieve their goals.

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 […]