Nelson Mandela: processing the experience of being in prisonMarch 29, 2010
Leaders and heroes find meaning in events that would devastate others. In 1964, when Nelson Mandela went to prison...00
Obama (part 1)March 22, 2010
Barack Obama had what many would consider a trying and problematic beginning of life. Raised mostly by his grandparents,...
Gandhi had an extraordinary ability to process his life experienceMarch 18, 2010
As we saw in the previous entry, a major turning point in Gandhi’s life occurred when, as a young...
We are wrong to think that leaders have extraordinary past experiencesMarch 15, 2010
As I have traveled throughout the world for a number of years, I have been struck...
It’s about how we process the events of our livesMarch 12, 2010
As part of my ongoing reflection on the CNN Heroes program I would like to discuss a specific point...
Lessons from GandhiOctober 15, 2009
In my class sessions and conversations with leaders, I often use the story of Gandhi’s experience in South Africa,...