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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 […]

Derek Sivers on The Importance of the First Follower: “You Must Be Easy to Follow.”

Metaphor: it leads us where we need to go.  Check out this million-viewed Ted Talk from Derek Silvers, if you haven’t already, analyzing creative followership by watching dancers on a recreational hillside! Here’s what he said… Here’s a transcript from Derek Siver’s Ted Talk, the transcript (and video) on his website, in case you prefer […]

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.” […]

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 […]