Tag Archives: wisdom

Authentic Relationships make the Authentic Leader!

Petra Kuenkel gets it right here: “Building resonance becomes the cornerstone of our ability to influence people and events. How would our journey be different if we have always led through creating relationships, enhancing authenticity in people, listening for what wants to emerge, listening to people, looking for common ground, being open, engaging, creating shared […]

James McGregor Burns on Leadership: The Seduction of Status

James McGregor Burns wrote, “In real life, the most practical advice for leaders is not to treat pawns like pawns, nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.” In real life — that is, in the daily relationships between leaders, colleagues and followers, where people are people, playing roles but living them at the […]

Let’s Celebrate the Persistence of Vision: Arlene Goldbard, “This is What 80 Looks Like”

Arlene Goldbard, writer, activist, mediator, is “here to get our hopes up.” She certainly succeeds in her article in Tikkun Daily, “Honoring Generativity,”  In this blog she argues against the default assumption in our culture that older leaders need to step down, make way for new ones — in fact, step down not just from […]

Wu Wei – Thoughts from 2005

Originally posted on tether abundance:
Applying the Ancient Concept of Wu Wei to Modern Leadership “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but…to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”[1] – Dorothy Nevill  The premise of leaving words unsaid and non-action, or wu wei as…