Tag Archives: men

Creative Follower, Co-Leader, Ziauddin Yousafzai: “I am known by my daughter and proud of it”

“Malala used to be known as my daughter, but now I’m known as her father,” Ziaddin Yousafzai said to the crowd on Monday. “In patriarchal societies, fathers are known by their sons. I am known by my daughter and proud of it.” (from Eleanor Goldberg’s coverage of Yousafzai’s Ted2014 Talk on the Huffington Post. Read […]

It’s a Man’s World: the Bathsheba Syndrome, Moral Leadership and Cultural Differences

Over Christmas I was talking with my niece and nephew about the Bathsheba Syndrome, the story of King David and Queen Bathsheba in the Bible, and the implications of moral misconduct for leadership and morality. (Yes, I do have a remarkable family, and am grateful every day!) They asked if it was a syndrome mostly […]

Apology Accepted? Is it helpful for leaders to apologize for things beyond their control?

I know it seems counter-intuitive. Why apologize for things we can’t control — the weather, a death,  the economy, or some breakdown in the system that no one could have anticipated, much less prevented!? Because it increases trust, according to Alison Wood Brooks of Harvard Business School. And that’s interesting, isn’t it? We often talk […]

“The Woman Question:” Leadership Research and the Breakdown of Communication

The Harvard Business Review reports that women leaders’ success only seems to come with unpopularity. They followed up on a recent interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and the research she cites in her book Lean In indicating “that success and likability are positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women.” But Jack Zenger […]