Tag Archives: listening

CLIMATE CHANGE FEATURE: Wendell Berry, The Art of Leadership

Today, I’m launching my first blog on leadership and climate change, looking for what we can do to make a difference, even now as we see the harsh realities we have created. I’m beginning with a poem by Wendell Berry, a writer who speaks plainly and eloquently to teach us the core leadership values we […]

Other people’s paths

Originally posted on The Future of Leadership is Collective:
The developmental path of a leader is shaped by the way questions are posed and transformed as they inform the inner and outer search. The way of re-organizing memory through inquiry influences the art of finding new possibilities in life. There is an assumption here –…

The “L” in Leadership: LISTEN

If there’s one thing that great leaders always do, it’s listen. I know, you’re saying, “Of course!” It’s a commonplace of management and leadership. But it’s one of those skills that makes the difference between success and failure. Visionary leaders who can’t get their message into action often lack this fundamental skill. They think the […]

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 […]

Authentic Leadership as Listening

I wrote earlier about the perspective that “leaders donʻt matter,” that for most mainstream leadership positions there are a set of leaders ready to fill a slot, with skills, qualities, values and experience to function perfectly well in the role.  Itʻs a radical idea in a culture that generally imagines a leader to be a […]

Intercultural Medicine as Healing Leadership

Good news! My review of the research collection “At the Interface of Culture and Medicine” has been published in Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources. Without explicitly talking about leadership, the book nonetheless makes the issues of intercultural leadership in medicine very clear from a variety of perspectives. Who is authorized to define an illness? What influence […]