Tag Archives: training

Three Reasons Leaders Should Remember Their Dreams

Today, I want to offer a suggestion that I’ve not yet encountered in the leadership trainings I’ve taken or the leadership development theory I’ve read. It’s out there, I’m sure — probably usually in the subtext. It’s a tool I’ve used with my coaching clients, and with my colleagues at Pacifica Graduate Institute. And it […]

Declaration and Call to Action on Women and Leadership (ILA)

From the ILA Global Women and Leadership Conference, this new report, a Declaration and Call to Action on Women and Leadership: “Overwhelming evidence confirms that gender inequality exists in many different areas, and that women are not encouraged to think of themselves as leaders. This limiting environment begins in childhood and continues through adulthood. Girls […]

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 […]

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, […]

Leading from her Strengths: Gabby Douglas Back in Training

This news is important because it demonstrates that LEADERS SHOULD DO WHAT WE DO BEST. And Gabrielle Douglas is a superb athlete, not just a newly fledged celebrity and role model. Leadership is measured not only by the ways we perform ourselves as public figures, but also by the fact of our commitment to excellence. […]

Lean In Goes Global: Cross-Cultural Community and Leadership Circles

In a post on the LeanIn.Org blog, Mana Nakagawa reports that Sheryl Sandburg’s book will be multiply translated. This is more than great marketing — it’s about women’s community building across cultures and within. This interesting report discusses issues of translation, local problem solving, and strategies for building leadership circles in the locally changing globally […]

Change without Leadership: How Fearful Leaders Create Failure

Models, frameworks, restructuring — oh my! Too often, this is leadership a la Wizard of Oz — all bells and whistles and sacrifice by everyone but the leader hiding behind the curtain, all to mask the fact that not enough assessment has been done to facilitate change without creating panic and despair. Good leaders take […]