Tag Archives: practice

BE Yourself: Authentic leadership as a spiritual practice

Be Yourself. That’s the advice we get when we launch ourselves into the world, full of dreams that we can lead a revolution in thinking, knowing, being. We choose a career, submit to the training required, and dive into our vocation. Most of us want to “be the change we want to see in the […]

Visionary Leadership: Seth Kahan on the Pragmatics of Innovation

One of the most difficult challenges of good leadership development is bridging vision from theory into clear, effective practice.Too many managers fail in leadership initiatives because they’re applying techniques they only  understand as theory. The key to becoming a better leader is finding ways to live the values and beliefs behind the vision. That means […]

Training for Idiots: Why most leadership trainings fail

Thank you, Scot Adams, for your too accurate cartoon about the disrespect embedded in many of the most earnest leadership trainings! The problem isn’t that the trainers are trying to insult participants, it’s that they aren’t bothering to teach. The result is a training that feels at best like marking time, at worst like an […]

Now Available: The Leadership App

Here’s a great take on leadership as a practice, not only a skill or personal quality, more than the ability to project a vision or a personality that causes followers to push themselves further. This blog discusses leadership as learning to let go — in many ways a quality of being. As he says, “Bring […]

Is it Leadership or Just Regular Crazy?

What would we do without Scott Adams to bring us down to earth about the ways we, as part of organizations and in the greater cultural vortex of human advancement, (mis)manage our development!? I admit it, Iʻm an idealist, with my theories and practices of sustainable leadership, community-centered aloha leadership, and the most challenging of […]

Michael Malone: Shapeshifter Leadership in the Virtual Economy

Technology journalist Michael Malone releases his new book this week, The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory. It sometimes takes the profoundly interdisciplinary journalistʻs mind to tap into science in a way that challenges our ideas of who we are. Take his 2009 book, The Future Arrived Yesterday: The Rise of […]