Leadership for a Multicultural Age

Bordas, Juana. Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2007. It may be said that leadership is changing from an individualistic, self-centered orientation to a We or other-centered orientation. Leadership in this context is not a vehicle for individual advancement, but instead is based on a collective orientation […]

Leadership Banking

The leadership connection is a give and take relationshipage Think of each interaction between the Leadership Team member and a stakeholder as a transaction. The connection is an accumulation of transactions over time. During each transaction, the Team member T and the stakeholder S benefit from the interpersonal contact. This adds a little to the […]

Reframing Organizations

Bolman, Lee G. and Terrence E. Deal. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. Fourth Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008. …organizations are filled with people who have their own interpretations of what is and should be happening. Each version contains a glimmer of truth, but each is a product of the prejudices and blind spots of […]

Art, Attitude And Ugly Clean Through

This episode of the Audio Tidbits Podcast has three short notions for you. You can pick and choose or pick all three if you are feeling generous. The music at the end is a little bonus wwhich I am sure will tickle you — at least it gives me a little tickle when I listen […]

The 3 Keys to Empowerment

Blanchard, Ken, John P. Carlos, and Alan Randolph. The 3 Keys to Empowerment: Release the Power Within People for Astonishing Results. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2001. To create a culture of empowerment, people must behave in different ways than would commonly occur in a hierarchical culture. In many ways, this change of behavior involves […]

Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge

Bennis, Warren and Burt Nanus. Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge. Second Edition. New York: HarperBusiness Essentials, 2003. The main stem-winder, in all cases, is the leadership. The new leader … is one who commits people to action, who converts followers into leaders, and who may convert leaders into agents of change. We refer to this […]

Blogs, Blogging And Bloggers (Vol. 3)

This is the last session in the series on blogs, blogging and bloggers. The last post in the series asks if there is any point to blogging. Spoiler! There may not be. Please listen and see how you come down on the question. http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/Blogging03.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | […]

How Remarkable Women Lead

Barsh, Joanna and Susie Cranston. How Remarkable Women Lead. New York: Crown Business, 2009. I learned how they used their strengths, their optimism, their sense of belonging, their power, and their energy to prevail in service of a purpose. I shifted from focusing only on my deficits to building on strength. I practiced reciprocity–and gained […]

Blogs, Blogging And Bloggers (Vol. 2)

This is the second part of the Blogging series for bloggers and those of us who simply enjoy hearing about bloggers. Sure, there is a little musical bit at the end to reward you for listening. http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/Blogging02.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS

Blogs, Bloggers And Blogging (Vol. 1)

Blogs, bloggers and blogging is not quite as normal as a postcard but comes pretty close. This is part one of a little series that focuses on the pitfalls of blogging. Give it a listen. The music at the end is worth listening to the blog entries if you are not into blogging. http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/Blogging01.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: […]