Tag Archives: transformation

Massachusetts Teens Leading the Call to Action on Climate Change

COALITIONS AND PERSISTENCE MAKE THE LEADERSHIP DIFFERENCE! As reported by Ecowatch, in January of 2106, with a decision publicized this week, The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found in favor of four youth plaintiffs, the Conservation Law Foundation and Mass Energy Consumers Alliance Tuesday in the critical climate change case, Kain et al. v. Massachusetts Department of […]

Helen Keller and the Power of Optimism

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.

Update: Pussy Riot in Vanity Fair

From punk protest to world renoun, check out who’s profiled in Vanity Fair? Pussy Riot has made the pop culture grade, acquiring glamour as well as a reputation for standing up for freedom of speech in Russia. Here’s a preview! “‘How do you pronounce this word? En-door? Endure. Endure.” Masha Alyokhina repeated the word several […]

Making Your Great New Leadership Experiment a Great Success in Your Organization: Three Steps to Sane Transformation

So, you’ve found a new leadership guru you want to follow! Excellent. Maybe you had a powerful transformation at a seminar, or read a mind-blowing book about active listening or  team-building strategies to empower innovation. Avoid the trap of enthusiastic failure! Use these three simple steps to Integrate, Test and Apply what you’ve learned about […]

Who am I now? Great leaders ask this hard question every day…

Change comes in many packages, big and small. And the hardest changes don’t always come from adversity. New, good changes can cause major shifts in personal and professional identity. Moving to another house, or getting a promotion, or healing from an illness can open up a space of transformation that causes as many difficulties as […]

“Inheriting Our Mother’s Gardens”: Trans/lating, Trans/planting and Trans/forming Life by Sara Frykenberg

This Friday, March 7, 2014, the Women’s Caucus (WC) of the American Academy of Religion, Western Region will be hosting its annual “Professional Development Panel and Workshop” in Los Angeles, CA.  During the workshop panelists and attendees will consider what ‘gardens’ we have grown in, who our ‘mothers’ are and how this impacts what we…

Corporations Leading from the Right Side of History: “If we didn’t do it, who would?”

Jena McGregor, a columnist for the Washington Post’s On Leadership blog, made some interesting observations this week about the controversy in Arizona and the ways corporate leaders all over the country are weighing in to the gay rights debate, the latest installment in America’s culture wars. She wrote: “Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto Wednesday of Arizona’s controversial SB1062, […]

South Africans Reflect on Mandela’s ‘Rainbow Nation’

This National Public Radio feature interviews South Africans and gives a fascinating map of the work-in-progress of this ‘Rainbow Nation.’ Here’s an taste: click to hear the whole feature… From the interview with political commentator Justice Malala: “When I was 20 years old, 23 years ago, I walked with fear in Johannesburg and in Pretoria […]

Leader, Savior, Terrorist: Nelson Mandela and the Space of Mythic Transformation

Even leaders who have achieved a great deal carry many stories,many projected identies. When they move, like Nelson Mandela, from revolutionary to healer, even after becoming mythic heroes in their own time, they inspire many emotions — fear, joy, envy. They hold a difficult place, leading change in cascading shifts, not just in their own […]

Malala Yousafzai in Birmingham: Heroic Leader, no longer “Simple Malala”

Follow this link to see a BBC news interview with Malala Yousafzai about the moment she became Malala-the-Hero, not just “simple Malala.” A telling moment, that the greatest adjustment might well be the change in her role – from local hero to public face of justice for girls. Inthe place she now lives, she represents […]