The Politics of Courage

Issue 2.12 | August 2011 In this Article: courage in leadership begins with the courage to not think of yourself. by Jonathan Wilson  August 2nd, 2011 is a date that will remain infamous in history.  The day saw the [ … ]

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Where Does a Leader Go When He’s Afraid?

Issue 2.9 | April 2011 In this Article: how facts, foundations and friendship protect leaders from their fears. by Jonathan Wilson The candle sputtered and flickered in the silent black of a New Guinea night.  I lay in my [ … ]

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A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Issue 2.8 | March 2011 In this Article: how leadership that influences is the result of persistent initiative. by Jonathan Wilson “The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth’ is … that there should be a long obedience in the [ … ]

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The Obedient Leader

Issue 2.7 | February 2011 In this Article: how leadership that influences has to begin with leadership that takes courageous initiative. by Jonathan Wilson It is commonly said that leadership is influence.  Influence, however, is an outcome.  Before it [ … ]

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How to Lead When You’re Not Allowed To

Issue 1.10 | April 2010 In this Article: how to overcome the barriers to leadership posed by your power and the power of others. By Jonathan Wilson I first met Sifiso Nkabinde in a clandestine meeting in the back room of [ … ]

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