Tag Archives: strategy

Healing Leadership Wounds: Marianne Williamson on Spirituality and Leadership

Are you struggling to find your own voice as a leader, wanting to ground in your own power, and find a way to speak truth in the world? Check out Marianne Williamson’s call for spirituality in leadership, in this celebration of technology and connection at Google. There are some great gems in this talk, about […]

Boot up Your Leader-Radar: Three Tips to Help You Watch Tonight’s Clinton-Trump Debate

There has been a lot of noise in the news about how the candidates are preparing for their debate tonight. We’ve been asked to pay attention to issues about the moderator, alerted to Trump’s disdain for fact-checking, cautioned about Clinton’s costume, and the buzz is nothing if not confusing. Things have been made especially difficult […]

Leading US Astray: Gov Shutdown Models Three Reasons Creating a Crisis isn’t Leadership

The government is officially, if temporarily, rebooted. Federal workers are back on the Beltway on excruciating commutes and sighs of relief. The cavernous halls of monumental Washington buildings echo with harried footsteps. Now that the Republican-induced crisis is over, everyone’s talking about leadership — what can we do to prevent this from happening again!?  Well, […]

Questioning Leadership: How to Get the Answers You Need in a Crisis

When I argued that the “A” in leadership is asking questions, I emphasized the importance of courage and curiosity. Asking questions means getting nuanced and relevant information from colleagues and followers in order to lead effectively. It’s particularly important in a crisis. But there’s a bigger challenge embedded in this not-so-small strategy — how do […]

Bring Your Soul to Work Part 6 – Embrace Hope

Hope is one of those experiences that is neither a quality nor a skill, but a state of mind. We canʻt point to where it is, but we can see when a leader has it — as in the case of Malala Yousafzai, who has every reason to fear, and chooses hope instead. This post […]

Leadership Stories: Who are you now?

Leaders are sold, not made. We build an identity worth living, and create a leadership style we think can make us successful (however we define that.) It’s all a show until we live it in real life. Then it becomes who we are. Then, when the leadership strategy we’ve made our own needs to change, […]

Shapeshifter Leadership: More than just being flexible

The shapeshifter has a bad name in our culture, because we usually see the worst of this challenging archetypal leadership style. We get this Dilbert-esque, lazy kind of flexibility that gives managers a bad name. Contrary to Scott Adams pointed skewer, managers who aim for flexibility are rarely evil, but they are dangerous. They’re trying […]