Tag Archives: sustain

Standing with the Protectors of #Standingrock: leading a growing movement to save our water

We have lots of good and bad leadership on display in the mainstream media this presidential season, and it’s been hard to watch. Maybe, once we’ve voted, it is time to turn our sights on some leaders who aren’t getting the attention they deserve. Today, let’s start with the pipeline protesters in Standing Rock, North […]

The Kellogg Foundation Report: Take the Collective Leadership Challenge

The Kellogg Foundation has produced a guide to inspire rethinking leadership in collaborative and collective terms, looking at COMMUNITY not ONE-MAN/WOMAN leadership. It’s a provocative starting point for organizational and personal leadership development. They celebrate the way collective leadership, which means many things in a growing field, is “about embracing and marshalling human, cultural and […]

Just Do It: How to be a great teacher leader without wearing yourself out!

Julie Hiltz in Education Week this month has some sage advice for teachers (and anyone else in an organization) who have a great idea — don’t ask permission — just do it! To be fair, her article doesn’t argue that teacher leaders should go against¬† organizational policies — but she does say “build your own […]

Authentic Relationships make the Authentic Leader!

Petra Kuenkel gets it right here: “Building resonance becomes the cornerstone of our ability to influence people and events. How would our journey be different if we have always led through creating relationships, enhancing authenticity in people, listening for what wants to emerge, listening to people, looking for common ground, being open, engaging, creating shared […]

Relationship tips for entrepreneurial leaders

An article in Entrepreneur Magazine argues that effective leaders always make relationships a priority.¬†   “You tend to achieve your top priorities. So even though it may be hard to admit your need other people, you’ve got to make them a priority.” Their advice: BE REAL. BE A GIVER. BE APPRECIATIVE. Great leaders know this, […]

Do you have a fearless imagination? You might be a disruptive leader…

Gladwell says “disruptors” lead by vision, persistence, reframing and action. But are disruptors good leaders if they can’t factor in sustainability? That seems like bad business to me!

Zen Pencils and Amy Poehler: If at first you don’t succeed… be great anyway!