Tag Archives: transformation

Leadership Lessons from Dreamworks Studio: the stories we love become the morals we live by

The fun list blog 12most.com posted an interesting list in October — 12 Most Animated Leadership Lessons from Dreamworks Movies. It’s a fun read, going from common sense to visionary to silly and inspiring. Some of them are classic leadership rhetoric. How to Train Your Dragon: “the threat may be the opportunity.” Over the Hedge: […]

Risk, Reward, and Trust, Oh My! Visionary Leadership Builds Value-Based Systems for Innovation

Visionary leaders hope to get everyone excited about innovation and transformation, making systemic change and new beginnings easier and more rewarding. The pragmatics of transformation, though, mean creating visionary systems that reward risk and reward, built on trust. Here’s Henry Doss, entrepreneur and blogger at Forbes, about the ways leadership and innovation fuel transformation, and […]

Visionary Leaders, Be Aware! Emergence can be a strange and surreal experience.

Where do we begin and our dreams end? Visionary leadership is about living in the space between pragmatism and dream, a wonderful, dangerous place where the unconscious and the conscious share a language. Our insights rise up from a place more real than reality, and we feel them as if they are already real, but […]

Day 100: Rosa Parks

Originally posted on civildisobedience100:
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded this Montgomery City bus to go home from work. On this bus on that day, Rosa Parks initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality. She sat near the middle…

How to Get Out and Stay Out of the Leadership Box

Hereʻs a radical idea; innovation isn’t about solving problems — it’s about staying in the “problem space” long enough to see what’s really going on, and then taking action. According to Bart Barthelemy and Candace Dalmagne-Rouge in HBR,“as you start thinking of a solution, you unconsciously begin shutting off possibilities for getting a deeper understanding […]

Cartoons about Aung San Suu Ki: Images of Leadership in Crisis

Aung San Suu Ki’s release from house arrest in 2010 was celebrated in Burma and by the international community, and her work in the parliament has been praised and criticized.  Here are three recent cartoons painting a picture of her triumphs, celebrity and challenges since her release from house arrest. She has said: “Sometimes I […]

Update: Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years

Today, Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking government documents to WikiLeaks. He will be eligible for parole in 8 years, receiving a sentence, as his defense lawyer requested, “that allows him to have a life.” Manning explained his choice, apologized, and asked the judge for leniency before the decision, saying: […]

Why “Lean-In” is Good Leadership Practice for Women: It’s the Norm for Male Leaders

Scott Schieman, Markus Schafer and Mitchell McIvor reported last Sunday in the New York Times, that “leaning in, for men, is a cultural expectation. It’s what they are “supposed to do, and they are usually respected and rewarded for it.” It generates “symbolic power” that translates into workplace influence. But women, who “tend to encounter […]

Legacies and Traumas: Myanmar and Aung San Suu Ki

25 years after the unrest of 8.8.88, Myanmar is beginning to define itself as a new nation. Aung San Suu Ki is one of the most known internationally known leaders, but there are many who witnessed and survived the difficult years that birthed Myanmar, once Burma, from a dictatorship to a struggling democracy. Leadership in […]

Day 63 Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA (2013)

Originally posted on civildisobedience100:
Guerilla gardening is gardening on land that the gardeners do not have legal right to use, often an abandoned site or area not cared for by anyone. It encompasses a very diverse range of people and motivations, from the enthusiastic gardener who spills over their legal boundaries to the highly political…