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An obsession with annihilation: Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Originally posted on The Stake:
*Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared at Hothouse Magazine. by Forest Lewis Cosmologist and atheist goon-squad member Lawrence Krauss has recently taken offense at Hollywood for pandering to theists as evidenced by such movies as The Son of God and Noah. According to Mr. Krauss these stories are facile and worse and shame on…

Spiritual Leadership: Pope Francis and Professional Holiness… For Real?

Pope Francis called for leadership competencies as well as a practice of holiness when he spoke to Vatican administrators this weekend. “When professionalism is lacking, there is a slow drift downwards toward mediocrity. Dossiers become full of trite and lifeless information, and incapable of opening up lofty perspectives,” he said. “Then too, when the attitude […]

The Serving Leader: Leadership Practices that Connect Managers with their Teams

Here’s an interesting take on servant leadership — more accurately, servant management. According to Roy Osing, leadership columnist at the Globe and Mail, Managing by Wandering Around (MBWA) needs to be replaced by Leadership by Serving Around (LBSA). Cute acronyms — important point. In the struggle to make managers into leaders, not just people and […]

Enough about the Bathsheba Syndrome: Let’s Talk About King David Syndrome

The Bathsheba Syndrome in leadership thought is basically the temptation of a powerful man to step outside of morality and sin, usually sexually by committing adultery. The source of the story is the Old Testament, and it’s much in the news because of the recent David Petraeus scandal. I’ve blogged in detail about both our […]

The “L” in Leadership: LISTEN

If there’s one thing that great leaders always do, it’s listen. I know, you’re saying, “Of course!” It’s a commonplace of management and leadership. But it’s one of those skills that makes the difference between success and failure. Visionary leaders who can’t get their message into action often lack this fundamental skill. They think the […]

In the wrong mind, our greatest tool becomes dangerous…

Harold vs. Lio? Make Your Bets! Just see what Lio does with Harold’s purple crayon! Both are, by the way, being deeply authentic, according to their characters, interests, values and goals! But look at the difference! Harold, from Crockett Johnsonʻs  famous and delightful children’s book, Harold and the Purple Crayon, uses his imagination and his […]