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 2)March 25, 2010
Let’s continue a bit more on what is interesting about Obama and the way he has processed his life...
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...
More thoughts on what we learn from the “hero” storiesMarch 4, 2010
As I related in the previous post, we can fill volumes with the lessons from the people on CNN...
Everyday heroes: Betty Makoni in ZimbabweJanuary 11, 2010
In the last two entries, I retold the stories of Jorge Munoz and Jordan Thomas, two of the people...
An everyday story of leadershipJanuary 2, 2010
During the week between Christmas and the New Year, I have spent some of my time catching up on...
The French storytelling book and the World Business ForumNovember 10, 2009
In recent weeks, I have been quite busy around with two events: the publication of our recent book in...