Tag Archives: play

Can a Drag Queen be a leader!? Just ask the #KinseySicks…

The Kinsey Sicks, a Dragapella political satire group, have a lot of fun and share their irreverent take on history — based not only on fabulous singing but current statistics and ultra-conservative rhetoric. If you’re tired of progressives making fun of conservative politics, don’t listen in. But if you need a laugh, and some serious […]

ART AND LEADERSHIP: Creative Leadership Begins with Play

Here’s a new twist on work evaluations! Michael O’Malley suggests 12 criteria to judge how much of an artist your fearless leader might be! If  indeed, Every Leader is an Artist, we need to move these challenging criteria into a happier dance to ensure success…  His criteria are: Intent. Do they make an express commitment to achieve certain […]

How to Lead Like #Ellen Degeneris: More than Entertainment — #Authentic Presence, not just #Leadership Rituals

Leadership Freak posted a recent blog about Ellen DeGeneres’ leadership style, and the value of the environment she creates in her talk show. He has some interesting observations about her influence and style, focusing mainly on her presentational fun-ness and her personal focus on happiness as a comedian. He encourages us to learn from comedians, […]

Of masks & magic: Uldus Bakhtiozina makes images that poke fun at stereotypes

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Stormtrooper: A portrait of a 12-year-old boy who hides his aspirations to be a ballet dancer from his friends. Image: Uldus Bakhtiozina A 12-year-old boy in a Stormtrooper helmet – and a tutu. A hulking man wearing a pre-Raphaelite collar of Barbie dolls. A bride standing wistfully in a garden, her face obscured…

#Leadership #Creativity? Want it? Get it? Got it? Good!

We all want it — that flash of insight that solves a problem, makes us essential, pumps the adrenaline up a notch, and gives the world a chance to see that unique twist of mind that makes us a creative leader! It’s not just the inspiration, either, we crave the innovative vision to make our […]

Jesse Lyn Stoner on Leadership Drift: Five Questions to Get You Back on Track

In her Switch and Shift blog, author and biz consultant @Jesse Lyn Stoner explains a few of the causes of “leadership drift,” related to “team drift,” but reflecting an imbalance in your inner satisfaction, motivation and integrity as a leader. Leader dislocation can come from positive changes or negative circumstances, but the common characteristic of drift […]

Dan Rockwell’s “Ten Powers of Playing a Role”: More Proof that Shapeshifter Leaders are Better Leaders

Thanks to blogger Leadership Freak for pointing out the benefits of doing two things that come naturally to shapeshifter leaders — playing and experimenting with new roles. It seems we’re so afraid of losing track of who we think we are that sometimes we forget that we can be authentic and play many roles! Values […]