Tag Archives: Washington Post

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 […]

GOOD NEWS: NEW NON-PROFIT COALITION OF DOCTOR LEADERS CONNECT TO FIGHT CANCER

Entrepreneur Sean Parker creates $250 million network of 300 scientists and 40 labs to ‘solve’ cancer by studying how our bodies can heal themselves through immunotherapy. Great minds gathering together to think innovation, across disciplines and using technology to connect, not silo ideas. Now THAT’s collective leadership! (excerpt from the Washington Post article) In designing […]

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, […]

PASSINGS: Pete Seeger, Leader from the Heart, Singing us Forwards

Pete Seeger’s life was all about transformation —  connecting with people, celebrating positive changes, and challenging the oppressions we consider the status quo. He leaves behind a legacy for change as well as some great leadership advice! He was a jester troubador, a caregiver folk artist, and a heroic leader who stood by his core […]

Best Political Leadership Tip for 2014: Check Info Sources!

Insecure information, misinformation, disinformation, lies — it’s a confusing spectrum used to confuse voters, divide constituents and make politicians look bad. So check your sources — and your ethics, before you indulge in spin as a leader, or “buy” the story put out a politician spinning stats into scams.  It’s hard to know what’s true, […]

Leading US Astray: Gov Shutdown Models Three Reasons Creating a Crisis isn’t Leadership

The government is officially, if temporarily, rebooted. Federal workers are back on the Beltway on excruciating commutes and sighs of relief. The cavernous halls of monumental Washington buildings echo with harried footsteps. Now that the Republican-induced crisis is over, everyone’s talking about leadership — what can we do to prevent this from happening again!?  Well, […]

Leaders have to be good managers (and vice versa) as federal workers return

Tom Fox, at the Washington Post’s On Leadership blog, reminds us that management should be a leadership skill, a way to sustain the vision, mission and values a leader brings to the table. He makes some great practical suggestions for leader/managers rebooting the workplace now that the federal government is officially online again. Here are […]

Malala Yousafzai Holds Space for a new kind of American leadership at the White House

Yesterday, Malala Yousafzai met with President Obama, sharing both her vision for education for women and girls and a challenge for US policy. She reported: “I thanked [him for] supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees. I also expressed my concerns that drove attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in […]

March on Washington: 50th Anniversary, Obama Steps Up

Today on the National Mall, thousands celebrated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Rousing speeches and song commemorated the event that set great change in motion, and called Americans to continue marching, continue fighting for the rights each of us deserve: equality, good education, good work, and healthy communities. President Obama’s speech was […]

On Leadership: Petraeus Post-Scandal Reaps Privilege, Profit

David Petraeus has a lot of jobs lately, CUNY and KKR Global Institute. But Jena McGregor reports in the Washington Post’s On Leadership that he’s backed off on the impossibly lucrative $200,000 salary for adjunct work at CUNY, now claiming $1 for his class at Macauley Honors College. McGregor notes that “the Ivory Tower has long […]