Tag Archives: stories

The Leading Edge: Let’s make training better, deeper, faster, louder, funnier — and messier!….

It’s been a long time since I posted my thoughts about leadership, because every time I sit down to write lately, I’ve been thinking about the ways we circle around the same ideas and ideals. It’s not a matter of right or wrong, believing or disbelieving, or even worthiness. After two years of writing about […]

Victims Becoming Witnesses, Becoming Free: Project Unbreakable and Photographer Grace Brown’s Healing Leadership

In her YouTube video about Project Unbreakable, Grace Brown describes perfectly the power of leadership that speaks truth in a silencing culture. Her photographs of people who experienced rape or sexual abuse empower the subjects as they hold the phrases their abusers used to silence and shame them. This is the power of leadership through […]

Leaders who serve by telling their stories: the authenticity of witness

Authenticity has many faces… Leadership researchers talk a lot about personal authenticity based in values, and the ways those values show by what we do and how we lead, not just what we say. Although I’ve raised a red flag about using biography as authenticity in presidential campaign spin, there’s another way to look at […]