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Standing with the Protectors of #Standingrock: leading a growing movement to save our water

We have lots of good and bad leadership on display in the mainstream media this presidential season, and it’s been hard to watch. Maybe, once we’ve voted, it is time to turn our sights on some leaders who aren’t getting the attention they deserve. Today, let’s start with the pipeline protesters in Standing Rock, North […]

Collective Leadership: Open letter to #Trump from alma mater Wharton students and faculty

Trump’s alma mater has officially taken a stand against Trump’s exploitation and, in their mind, mis-representation, of their business pedigree. In an open letter, increasing numbers of students, alums and faculty daily sign to raise a collective leadership voice, and criticize his positions and the intolerance they spread. Will it change the minds of all […]

Martin Luther King’s Emotional Intelligence: Spiritual Leadership and “Emotional Regulation Strategy”

Psychologist/educators Diana Divecha and Robin Stern analyzed Martin Luther King’s emotional intelligence this week in the Huffington Post, Black Voices section. Looking at his “I Have a Dream” speech, they analyzed the ways he evoked strong emotions, named powerful emotional experiences, integrated values and emotional insights and motivated listeners with positive emotional reframing. Most interesting […]

Update: Pussy Riot Activists Denied Parole — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s Speech at the July Hearing

Pussy Riot, the punk anti-Putin, pro-democracy activist band, still has two members in “re-education” facilities, on the charge of hooliganism, after a protest in Christ the Savior Cathedral in February, 2012. (Watch the protest on YouTube). They have been denied parole. (For an interview with the three members who remain in hiding, click here.) I’ve […]

Update: Pussy Riot, “Anonymous” Leaders of an Art Revolution

According to Laurie Penny, blogger extraordinaire at the New Statesman, “Pussy Riot aren’t just on tour. They’re on the run.” She writes: “When we meet in a secret location in central London, they make it clear that this interview is on condition of anonymity. The Russian punk-feminist protest group… are wanted by their government, who […]

Living the Role in Myanmar: Politics, Leadership and the “New” Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi is no longer under house arrest, and a martyr; as a politician leader, she is under fire for her seeming compromises with the military. According to a report this week on NPR, ┬áher iconic image has lost its luster because of her meetings with the military, her support for a copper […]

Leadership and Witness: In Communist China, Remembering Tiananmen Square

Monday’s Washington Post featured an article about the conundrum facing the survivors of the government attack on unarmed civilian protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989. These civilian leaders, killed or maimed, and the subsequent silence required by the government propoganda machine, means that telling the truth is dangerous. Time has not changed the official policy; […]