What is this blog for? Why does it exist?
In this world of information overload, my purpose is to offer a quietly stimulating and intellectually rewarding space for collaborative thinking. The core template is this:
As we think, so shall we be.
And as we are, so shall we do.
That's why the full title of my first book is Leadership: Thinking, Being, Doing.
Thinking about what?
About leadership and all the subjects that swirl around it ... about organizational and personal performance, about the artistry (alchemy?) of leadership itself, about where it comes from and where it goes.
About people and about followership.
Leadership and followership
are mutually interdependent.
About the role of purpose, and of competence. About passion and perseverance. About how visions get transformed into reality. About why 20,000 attempts to pin leadership down have not been either wholly successful, or wholly satisfactory.
About problems. About choices and decisions. About systems. About leadership measurement. About leadership development.
About making great -- or high performance -- organizations. About what it means to the people involved. About what it means -- or should mean -- to all the rest of us.
If civilizations (or organizations) rise,
or fall, depending on the capabilities
of followers, where are we headed?
There is no subject which is not informed by our thinking about leadership. How we understand all of those other subjects bears upon how we think about and talk about leadership. And how we think about leadership will determine what kind of lives we will have, and what kind of world we, and our children, and our children's children, are going to be living in.
That's what this conversation is for.
Let us create it.
And may we never fail to provoke the learning of all who join us in this ongoing symposium.