Tag Archives: vision

What Makes Leaders Popular? How Followers Create Imaginary Leaders, with the Power of Story and Selective Attention to Details

The Harvard Business Review this week reveals some fascinating — and somewhat disturbing — insights into the ways followers create and respond to leaders as if they were what they imagined them to be. It’s a powerful effect, one that can bolster a leader’s power and influence, at least until the imaginary bubble pops, and […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Leaders: Three Ways to Increase Your Impact in 2017

New Year’s Resolutions: probably the most broken promises in the world, next to campaign promises! But if you’re a leader who believes your word matters, there are ways to keep your feet on the ground, your head in your vision, and your integrity matched with your goals. Here are three kinds of resolutions that will […]

Pope Francis, embracing complexity: Meets with Tech Giants to Discuss Blessings and Pain from New Technologies

Pope Francis is a leader who can hold paradoxical ideas, and guide us to consider issues from many sides. Not my stereotypical idea of a pope — and that’s inspiring to me. According to the Washington Post, he’s been challenging tech leaders to stretch the envelope of their creativity, putting the human back into the […]

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 CourtĀ 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.

A Call for Optimistic Leadership

OVERCOMING THE STEREOTYPES THAT KEEP US FROM OPTIMISTIC LEADERSHIP Why do we need optimistic leadership? In a dark time, a time of crisis (and are there any other kinds of times?), visionary leadership is rooted in optimism. If we do not have hope that change is possible, we cannot make the necessary changes or create […]

Leadership Coaching Breakthrough! Be the change…

Are you ready to spring forward??? This Spring, I’m offering three breakthrough leadership coaching sessions at a discounted price. Are you ready to make your leadership story work for you? Are you ready to move forward with that dream, that vision? Are you ready to change? I’ll help you take the first steps, get into […]

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!

#Leadership Greatness: We all want it, but is it really all that!?

Michael Blumenthal says it all in this poem that busts the myth mystique and celebrates real leadership!

Entertaining Apocalypse: Bad Leadership at its Most Earnestly Tragically Horrible

Let me be the first to say that I agree — we’re in trouble. Just today, on a ride to the post office to get my mail, my friend and I discussed rising sea levels, the seemingly inevitable gradual destruction of croplands with climate change, failures in medicare treatment procedures, and the challenges to running […]