Tag Archives: role

Innovative Roadblocks at the New York Times: Best Intentions, Hard Times

What’s challenges your innovative leadership goals? Are you and your organization immune to an ecosystem mindset? John Geraci, who worked at the New York Times from 2013-2015, has a few thoughts about his, according to his article on HBR. “Companies with the organism mindset are too slow to adapt to survive in the modern world. […]

James McGregor Burns on Leadership: The Seduction of Status

James McGregor Burns wrote, “In real life, the most practical advice for leaders is not to treat pawns like pawns, nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.” In real life — that is, in the daily relationships between leaders, colleagues and followers, where people are people, playing roles but living them at the […]

Dan Rockwell’s “Ten Powers of Playing a Role”: More Proof that Shapeshifter Leaders are Better Leaders

Thanks to blogger Leadership Freak for pointing out the benefits of doing two things that come naturally to shapeshifter leaders — playing and experimenting with new roles. It seems we’re so afraid of losing track of who we think we are that sometimes we forget that we can be authentic and play many roles! Values […]

It’s a Man’s World: the Bathsheba Syndrome, Moral Leadership and Cultural Differences

Over Christmas I was talking with my niece and nephew about the Bathsheba Syndrome, the story of King David and Queen Bathsheba in the Bible, and the implications of moral misconduct for leadership and morality. (Yes, I do have a remarkable family, and am grateful every day!) They asked if it was a syndrome mostly […]