Until recently,* “leaders” were primarily white, male, educated and wealthy. While we’re now seeing people who look different filling more positions of authority, are these leaders actually behaving or leading differently than their predecessors? This moment in history provides a wonderful opportunity to examine what leadership means and what it looks like. Leadership is changing … Continue reading Want Different Results? Change Your Definition of Leadership

Narcissistic, grandiose, vulgar, disagreeable and nasty are just a few of the Donald Trump descriptors that immediately populate a Google search for the Republican Presidential nominee. His supporters want to talk about “an American success story” or real-estate mogul with a “knack for business.” Love him or hate him he is a man that rarely … Continue reading The Election’s Long Shadow

A presidential election year creates an opportunity for a Washington Beltway ex-pat living in Southern California to have a lot of interesting conversations. With California’s presidential primary upon us, hardly a day goes by without someone asking me what the heck is going on with this presidential election and why it has gone so wrong. … Continue reading In Politics, Leadership is Only as Strong as Its Constituents