Tag Archives: spirit

Corporate Power Suggests Moderation to Corporate Power: Marriott’s Arne Sorenson’ letter to President-Elect Donald #Trump

It’s important to remember that it’s human nature for leaders from certain levels of elite status prefer to speak to people on their own level. It’s an unusual leader who can step up or step down to share power across class barriers, across polarizing issues, to build bridges between the fear of difference and the […]

Faith Matters: Foundations for Good Leadership

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, a foundation of faith can lead to good faith leadership practices! It’s a timely message, because we’re so often faced with politicians and other leaders who claim a faith that doesn’t “trickle down” to their actions.

Leadership Optimism Meeting Reality: Can Corporate Leaders Face the Truth about the Cost of Profit?

The United Nations released a groundbreaking report that demonstrates that no industry could report a profit if they accounted for the cost of environmental damage. The report comes amid growing concern that no one is made to pay for most of the use, loss and damage of the environment, which is reaching crisis proportions in […]

Antidote to the Bathsheba Syndrome: Nathan as Spiritual Leader

Soldier and businessman David Petraeus has become the poster-dude for the David Syndrome (also known as the Bathsheba Syndrome, in popular parlance.) Now, thanks to CDR Stallard and Major Sanger, in the Marine Corps Gazette,  we have a spiritual view of the antidote, the Nathan Solution. The Nathan Solution hearkens back to the Bible story […]

Can We Simply Lead?

Leading with authentic spirit means leading with love, which ultimately means leading simply. No matter how many theories we weave, no matter how complicated the tasks we must accomplish, the process is simple (but not easy). The path of great leadership, even great visionary leadership, is marked by presence, that is, leading by being, being […]

Book Review of Conscious Capitalism

Originally posted on The Executive's & Entrepreneur's Magazine:
‎ The book makes for an easy evening read. It addresses four important areas that business leaders have to build upon: I) Stakeholder integration, II) Higher purpose and core values, III) Conscious culture and management, IV) Conscious leadership. In addressing these areas within the pyramid…

Martin Luther King’s Emotional Intelligence: Spiritual Leadership and “Emotional Regulation Strategy”

Psychologist/educators Diana Divecha and Robin Stern analyzed Martin Luther King’s emotional intelligence this week in the Huffington Post, Black Voices section. Looking at his “I Have a Dream” speech, they analyzed the ways he evoked strong emotions, named powerful emotional experiences, integrated values and emotional insights and motivated listeners with positive emotional reframing. Most interesting […]

Leadership Lessons from Dreamworks Studio: the stories we love become the morals we live by

The fun list blog 12most.com posted an interesting list in October — 12 Most Animated Leadership Lessons from Dreamworks Movies. It’s a fun read, going from common sense to visionary to silly and inspiring. Some of them are classic leadership rhetoric. How to Train Your Dragon: “the threat may be the opportunity.” Over the Hedge: […]

Odo’s Shapeshifter Leadership: A Practical Metaphor Behind a SciFi Myth

My marvelous, practical visionary of a brother sent me a literal definition of shapeshifter in an email recently, reminding me that I may have glossed over some aspects of the original myth in order to make my point about flexibility and transformation.  After the definition, he noted — “I think I saw this on Star […]

Inclusive Leadership: Peace Committees in the Congo, Grounded in Faith

In a news article in Christianity Today,  journalist April Burbank reports that World Relief is training community leaders to create peaceful solutions to the violence and unrest in the Congo. “Amid the clamor and negotiations, it would be easy to overlook one new movement, working to heal eastern Congo: Small groups of Congolese church leaders, […]