Tag Archives: revolution

#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!

Update: Pussy Riot in Vanity Fair

From punk protest to world renoun, check out who’s profiled in Vanity Fair? Pussy Riot has made the pop culture grade, acquiring glamour as well as a reputation for standing up for freedom of speech in Russia. Here’s a preview! “‘How do you pronounce this word? En-door? Endure. Endure.” Masha Alyokhina repeated the word several […]

The Fall of the Alphas: Corporate Anthropologist Dana Ardi on Building Better Beta Leadership

Looking for some good, smart storytelling about contemporary leadership in corporations? Check out Dana Ardi’s 2013 book, The Fall of the Alphas: the New Beta Way to Connect and Lead. Like me, Ardi is a trained anthropologist/ethnographer — a student of culture and the ways people work together, play together, and build stories that fuel […]

Update: Pussy Riot’s Visible Leader Nadazhda Tolokonnikova on Hunger Strike. From Irreverent Art Revolutionary to Eloquent Cultural Whistleblower

On Monday, Nadazhda Tolokonnikova went on a hunger strike to protest conditions in the labor camp where she has been imprisoned for “hooliganism” because of a punk rock protest in Russia’s largest cathedral. Her letter published yesterday in the Guardian named inhuman conditions and immediate punishments for speaking out or working together. Although her status […]

Authentic Leadership in Popular Culture: The Hunger Games

Americans have a love affair with revolutionary authenticity. Not so long ago in the grand scheme of things, we won our own revolution, and created the complex system of checks and balances we stumble over and muddle through now. Revolutionary cultures value revolution, but also fear it. We know its power, and yearn for its […]

“Leaders Donʻt Matter”

Thatʻs according to Gautam Mukundaʻs intriguing Harvard Business Review blog. He adds the codicil “most of the time” to his title. He argues that external constraints, internal constraints, and leader selection systems create a pool of leaders who are similar, and therefore, largely replaceable, in todayʻs corporate culture. Interesting… He riffs on popular leadership theories […]