Category Archives: Changing the World

Why Talk About Leadership?

After reading Steven Denning’s article, “The Surprising Reasons Why America Lost Its Ability To Compete,” based on his reactions to a Harvard study, my first thought was about the need to discuss leadership. Please take a look at the article and study for yourself if you are able. The gist of Denning’s piece is that […]

There. Manage by That.

Recently, Chris Grams over at the Management Innovation Exchange (MIX) sent out a group report on using “communities of passion” to help achieve MIX’s stated goal — reinvent management. It’s a great report and a great project, and I encourage you take a few moments to look over the findings and discoveries. In responding to […]

Say Their Silence

Rosa Say has said it better than anybody this week regarding the killing of Osama Bin Laden. In a beautiful, moving post titled, “Hello? These are your values speaking,” she recommends a process of reflection to answer the internal questions we might have about our own private reactions to the event. photo by Like […]

Blowing the Lid Off

When and where do leaders most add value? Now that’s a simple question with absolutely no well-defined answers. On one level it seems to have something to do with articulating the felt needs of some group of people and fostering conjoint action toward something the group wants: wealth, security, social justice, political influence, what have […]