Tag Archives: Mandela

Becoming The Leaders the World Needs: Dare to be Different

People do a lot of foolish things, and we know that because, in retrospect, we can see exactly how dumb we were! Take the hopeful, clueless love of science and propaganda that justified atomic bomb test viewing parties in Las Vegas — a real tourist draw! Mother and child watching bomb test (look at the […]

The Leading Edge: Let’s make training better, deeper, faster, louder, funnier — and messier!….

It’s been a long time since I posted my thoughts about leadership, because every time I sit down to write lately, I’ve been thinking about the ways we circle around the same ideas and ideals. It’s not a matter of right or wrong, believing or disbelieving, or even worthiness. After two years of writing about […]

Leadership So Far: Three Things I Know for Sure

There are so many questions about leadership, so many stories! And I’m as bad/good as everyone else, as smart/dumb about buying into mythologies and processes that succeed/fail. Leadership is a great unknown, a dream of a common language of aspiration, of hope, of transformation. I was thinking this morning — what do I really know about […]

Varanasi – India

Originally posted on Landscapes and Faces:
Sometimes leadership is visual, is viral, is about telling a truth in a heart soundbyte. In this way, we can all find a moment for a breath of hope, inspiration and awakening. The next breath, what we say or do — that’s up to us…. Landscapes and Faces View original post

Mandela Coverage: The Banality of Goodness

Originally posted on pundit from another planet:
FW de Klerk Nelson Mandela, right, in May 1990 in Cape Town. ‘The Nobel peace prize was rightly shared between Mandela and De Klerk, a sharing ignored by almost all the obituaries. There were two good men in Cape Town in 1990.’ Photograph: Denis Farrell/AP Simon Jenkins writes:  Enough…

South Africans Reflect on Mandela’s ‘Rainbow Nation’

This National Public Radio feature interviews South Africans and gives a fascinating map of the work-in-progress of this ‘Rainbow Nation.’ Here’s an taste: click to hear the whole feature… From the interview with political commentator Justice Malala: “When I was 20 years old, 23 years ago, I walked with fear in Johannesburg and in Pretoria […]

Leader, Savior, Terrorist: Nelson Mandela and the Space of Mythic Transformation

Even leaders who have achieved a great deal carry many stories,many projected identies. When they move, like Nelson Mandela, from revolutionary to healer, even after becoming mythic heroes in their own time, they inspire many emotions — fear, joy, envy. They hold a difficult place, leading change in cascading shifts, not just in their own […]