The Dualities of Leadership – Duality Number One

Reading through the literature especially Harvard's publication The Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice we discover about five to seven key dualities in scholarship on leadership. But these are all dualities that also continuously frame and reframe how we as leaders think of our calling. The first is the balance between the tension of the …

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The Leadership Ethic of Pontius Pilate – Expediency and Utility

I was once asked to be on a panel with Bishop Janice Huie to discuss the place of religion and spirituality in higher education and particularly liberal arts education and colleges. I was honored and nervous. As a college president I had ideas, but I am not a biblical scholar or expert like her. Fortunately …

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Subtle Culture Shifts in Perceptions as Critical to War 2.0 and to Domestic Policing

My class is studying irregular warfare and we have begun reading Thomas Rid and Marc Hecker's book War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age. I also highly recommend James Der Derian's work. Particularly his book Virtuous Wars and his essay collection Critical Practices in International Theory. Professor Der Derian is the Director of the …

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