Tag Archives: power

So you want to be an #authentic leader? Know your own story, and live it flexibly!!

So many of us talk about being authentic, as if it is the most important quality of a leader. But what does it mean to be authentic in the challenging roles and relationships we have to navigate as leaders? This short video answers that question by showing you how to master your leadership story, and […]

#PrayforTurkey, Pray for All of Us: A #leadership test for the world’s wanna-be leaders

In a recent post about Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s response to the bombings in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday, Rachel Maddow notes that “crises are leadership tests.” His response is clear but simplistic. She quotes him as saying, “This looks like a problem torture can solve.” Yet, she reminds us, his leadership solution (in his words, […]

Donald Trump: Breaking all the rules of good leadership

According to Schumpeter, of Economist fame, Donald Trump is a living example of power driving a leader out of leadership and into a whole new realm, moving past self-confident into self-centered. And that’s a dangerous move, for many reasons. “Making people more self-confident is good. But power also makes them more self-centred. In one study, […]

A Handy Guide to Traditional vs. Collaborative Leadership

8 Differences between Traditional and Collaborative Leaders Thanks Innocentive for this useful guide — where are you, reader? Maybe a little bit of both? Where’s your growing edge?

Leadership Excellence: It’s What We Do, not What We Say

March Leadership News We judge a leader by what they do! Here are some notable leaders whose actions speak very loudly about their integrity — or lack of it. David Petraeus was forced to resign from his job as CIA director in 2012 after security breaches were revealed through his extramarital affair with biographer Paula […]

My Essay about Malala Yousafzai appears in new book, Women and Global Leadership!

Malala Yousafzai: The Paradox and Power of Global Celebrity I’m proud to announce that my article appeared last month in Information Age Publishing’s new collection of essays about women and global leadership! This collection includes essays by many respected leadership specialists, including Barbara Kellerman, Susan Madsen, and Nancy Adler, and was published under the umbrella […]

“Do you even know what Ms. means?”

Originally posted on Business, Life and Leadership :
On a recent conference call to discuss the advancement of women, one of the attendees said to me, “I’ve seen your posts and you seem to care about women’s issues.  But do you even know what Ms. means?  Do you know the history of feminism?” Now, the person…

Creative #Leadership and #Poetry: Translating Metaphor into Action

Last week, in the Huffington Post, Faisal Hoque celebrated the power of creative leadership and the fact that there’s “poetry as well as plumbing” involved in the process. His blog is full of great ideas for creative leadership, including this rubric for making sure your business team has everything it needs by categorizing the kinds […]

“Inheriting Our Mother’s Gardens”: Trans/lating, Trans/planting and Trans/forming Life by Sara Frykenberg

This Friday, March 7, 2014, the Women’s Caucus (WC) of the American Academy of Religion, Western Region will be hosting its annual “Professional Development Panel and Workshop” in Los Angeles, CA.  During the workshop panelists and attendees will consider what ‘gardens’ we have grown in, who our ‘mothers’ are and how this impacts what we…

Addressing Stereotypes in Stock Photos

Originally posted on Clearly Connected Conversation:
Getty Images teamed with LeanIn.org to create a collection of stock photos intended to represent women in a more empowering light. LeanIn.org is the foundation launched by Sheryl Sandberg, author of Women, Work and the Will to Lead. The book, published last year, challenged women and the business world…