Tag Archives: revolutionary

Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Five ways his leadership changed the world

Yesterday, when Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95, the world mourned. Mandela changed us by changing his country, and by embodying a changing story — from revolutionary to ruler, he modeled healing leadership with determination, grace and consistency. From the beginning, chosen to be the figurehead of the anti-Apartheid movement, Mandela embodied change. […]

Malala Yousafzai wins Europe’s Sakharov Award: endangered empowering leadership

The honors keep piling up. Malala Yousafzai has won Europe’s Sakharov Award for her human rights work. And tomorrow, we may hear she has won a Nobel Peace Prize. What does this mean for this highly visible 16 year old global activist? A Canada.com profile notes, “European lawmakers awarded their top human rights prize, [a […]

Irreverent Leaders Speak Truth to Power: WWPRD (What Would Pussy Riot Do?)

Pussy Riot is a brilliant, controversial model for a viral art movement, irreverent, organized and leaderless. In honor of the madness of today’s full moon, here’s an inspiring and irreverent cartoon from the Guardian. Adapting the phrase WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?), popularized in the 1990s by Dan Seaborn, Jeffrey Lewis has created a cd, […]

“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 […]