Tag Archives: rights

Congressman John Lewis: Civil Rights Leader Models Peaceful Resistance

There’s good news if we look for it, in leaders who take the best of our history and stand up (or sit down to strike for) healthy change. Today, I want to remind us to Here’s Congressman John Lewis leading a sit-down strike with fellow democrats, a gesture that turned out, as these peaceful gestures […]

Bad News for Women in the US: Leadership Roles More Limited than Other Countries in the World

Chad Brooks from Business News Daily reported this week that “U.S. businesses aren’t doing very well at putting women in leadership roles. It’s surprising news to those of us who like to imagine that the we lead the world in democratic economic reform and equality. It’s time we wake up and smell the sexism! In […]

Update: Pussy Riot on Putin’s Leadership (and “Leaderless” Activism) on the Colbert Report

The punk rock political activist group, Pussy Riot, came to the US  to share their perspective on the Olympics, after getting international attention for their disruptive, disrespectful protests (a.k.a hooliganism, punishable by imprisonment and forced labor in Putin’s Russia). Or, as they said on the Colbert Report, “We sang a fun song in a church.” […]

Update: Pussy Riot activists freed, more dedicated to radical leadership than before prison sentence

Hooliganism may be a criminal offense in Russia, but the prison work camp conditions don’t seem to be a deterrence to dedicated activists like Pussy Riot, the women fighting for free speech through punk music, theatrical interventions and eloquent oratory.  In a move widely interpreted to mollify international human rights movements as Russia prepares to […]

Leading Trends: Tracking Changes in Values and Culture

Change may be inevitable, but following the leading edge of transformation often means being surprised and challenged. Here is one surprise in recent news, with a quick assessment of implications for leadership. 1. Social attitudes shift, and leadership shifts with them: according to a recent Washington Post, over the past year there has been “record […]