I got the cover today for the new US printing of the Armchair Environmentalist. While I’m not exactly an armchair type and the title wasn’t my idea, I’ve come to like it. I have always wanted to be encouraging and not preachy about going green. Making people feel guilty isn’t very effective, and in any case
Further to my post of this morning about Leslie Burger, here’s an introduction to “Transformational and Visionary Leadership” by the well-known leadership scholar Jay A. Conger’s article in Berkshire’s Encyclopedia of Leadership.
World historians talk about synchronism: the ways developments in different places or cultures sometimes harmonize, without a causal relationship. Jung explained sychronicity as the result of a collective unconsciousness, and maybe that's so. All I know is that there are interesting convergences in life, and surprising connections that might also be explained as guanxi. Meeting Griff
Have you seen today's Doonesbury cartoon? Nothing but names, box after box of names. Young men and women's names: the Americans who have died in the Iraq War. Somehow, for me, they are all the more poignant for being in a comic strip that has managed through the years to mock and make light of all
Here's a snap of Tom Hopcroft, president of the New England Business & Technology Association and my new leadership collaborator, and me with Dennis Perkins (center), our May speaker. Dennis gave a wonderful presentation about Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica, accompanied by slides and video from his own trip there, retracing the crew's route. Dennis was a
One of the most interesting projects we've undertake in recent years was the Encyclopedia of Leadership, with Sage Reference as our partner. Leadership is a new interdisciplinary field that often seems a quagmire rather than solid ground on which to sow, or build (apologies for the wild mix of metaphors, something which talking about leadership seems
I’ve been reading about Carly Fiorina, the deposed CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Yesterday’s New York Times said she’d been brought in to change the culture and tried to go too far. “Changing the culture” is on our minds, as Berkshire goes from being a small town content developer to a next-gen publishing company with global ambitions. Publishing