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 […]

Originally posted on Clearly Connected Conversation:
While the self-portrait has a long and venerable place in the history of art, the democratization of media in our young century collided with our first-world self obsessions to create a robust trend.   Chosen by the OED in 2013 as Word of the Year, “selfie” has charged into the…

Originally posted on Marcus' s Space:
When we look at the different societies in this world we notice that everywhere people are looking for the same answers and trying to find the best of luck and happiness. Happy girl 5 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) We could have a look at those people around the world and…

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When I was a little girl, I used to be afraid. I was afraid of the dark. I was afraid of thunderstorms. I remember once cowering on the floor in the back seat of the car waiting for my dad to come take us home. My dad, who was a Methodist Minister, was too busy…

Some leadership wisdom from Warren Buffett and Heartmath…. Thinking ahead seven generations is the soul of great leadership.  

Here’s a new twist on work evaluations! Michael O’Malley suggests 12 criteria to judge how much of an artist your fearless leader might be! If  indeed, Every Leader is an Artist, we need to move these challenging criteria into a happier dance to ensure success…  His criteria are: Intent. Do they make an express commitment to achieve certain […]

ABC News reports  a small but important step for political leaders fighting climate change: Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and Phoenix Mayor  Greg Stanton mayors are stepping up as leaders supporting real efforts to minimize the devastating effects of climate change. It’s a healthy sign, given the political vacuum created in Arizona […]

The vision that excites our followers to dance with us is not the vision of certainty. It’s a vision of expansion, imaginative possibility. Vision is a bridge from the known into the unknown, and requires curiosity not just clarity. Manager-vision promises good results; great leadership vision promises possibility. In this picture, it’s hard to tell […]

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