Tag Archives: poem

Poet Charles Bukowski on the crab bucket theory, and the loneliness of the leader

I love this poem. It shows that freedom — and by extension innovation — is about taking a risk, despite what the other crabs say, and then dealing with the consequences, good and bad. This is a lonely, liberating moment most innovators have to take in order to achieve their goals.

#Leadership Greatness: We all want it, but is it really all that!?

Michael Blumenthal says it all in this poem that busts the myth mystique and celebrates real leadership!

Problem? No problem!: Leaders who laugh, last

Here’s a funny, and very true poem by Kevin McCaffrey to remind us that 80% of our problem solving energy is devoted to solving problems we created, consciously or unconsciously, in order to feel busy, satisfied, competent or leaderly.  That’s surreal, funny, very human  — and avoidable! Read the poem, and my three step process […]