This blog explores the spirit of leadership — that is, what is the heart and soul of great leadership? How do we make sense of leadership failures and successes, expectations and disappointments? All of us, leaders and followers, are caught in a web of myths, challenges, visionary goals and contradictions that we must face with […]

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Originally posted on DCulberhouse:
“In nature there is no “above” or “below,” and there are no hierarchies. There are only networks nesting within other networks.”  -Fritjof Capra ‘The Web of Life’ For far too long we have fabricated and forged a false hierarchical flow to contain and control our organizations and institutions.  We’ve created silos,…

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!

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Originally posted on Blanchard LeaderChat:
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVH8d5CGs_4[/embed] In her new book, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work … And What Does, author Susan Fowler reminds leaders that employees are always motivated—it’s just the quality of their motivation that’s a problem sometimes. Fowler shares how the repeated use of motivational carrots & sticks might get results in the short term,…

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

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Originally posted on TED Blog:
In the upcoming book “Talk This Way! The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking,” our curator Chris Anderson will give insights on what makes a talk great. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Over and over, you keep asking us: What’s the best way to give a TED Talk? It’s not just that you’re…

Originally posted on A poem for every day:
Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after, And the poetry he invented was easy to understand; He knew human folly like the back of his hand, And was greatly interested in armies and fleets; When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter, And when he…

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