Tag Archives: Roosevelt

Zen Pencils: Art on Leadership, Risk and Joy

Today, I want to shout out to┬áZen Pencils, aka Gavin Aung Than. Than is a freelance cartoonist based in Melbourne, Australia. After working in the corporate graphic design industry for 8 years he quit his unfulfilling job at the end of 2011 to focus on his true passion, drawing cartoons. Gavin launched Zen Pencils at […]

Are we overreacting to private mistakes? Broken pedestals and the constant leadership crisis of the American “freak show”

Francis Cline’s NY Times editorial introduces Neil MacDonald’s wisdom about the ongoing Rob Ford leadership scandal. Ford is an extreme case of private behavior poisoning public perceptions. But in other cases, are we overreacting? Is private morality really the marker of good leaders, or is that a new leadership myth? The CBC Washington Correspondent wryly […]

Obama’s Re-Election: Leading a Divided Nation

Now is the time for authentic leadership. The great irony of our current situation is that we are facing both a cliff and a standoff. Obama has won the election, through the system of the electoral college, despite the equally divided popular election. The states prevailed, ironically, over the candidate whose party argues for increased […]