Tag Archives: Survivor

@Forbes on TV #Leadership: Seduced by Survivor

“Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.” That’s the motto of the riveting, ridiculous, highly staged and somewhat abusive TV “reality” show, Survivor. Drew Hendricks’ blog in Forbes about Survivor leadership lessons misses an important distinction between cut-throat competition and leadership. What’s scary about this is that he’s not alone — leading by “power 0ver” ultimately serves one person […]

Leadership and Witness: In Communist China, Remembering Tiananmen Square

Monday’s Washington Post featured an article about the conundrum facing the survivors of the government attack on unarmed civilian protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989. These civilian leaders, killed or maimed, and the subsequent silence required by the government propoganda machine, means that telling the truth is dangerous. Time has not changed the official policy; […]

Authentic Leadership in Popular Culture: The Hunger Games

Americans have a love affair with revolutionary authenticity. Not so long ago in the grand scheme of things, we won our own revolution, and created the complex system of checks and balances we stumble over and muddle through now. Revolutionary cultures value revolution, but also fear it. We know its power, and yearn for its […]