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 [ … ]

Read More

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 [ … ]

Read More

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 [ … ]

Read More

Heads in the Sand: Why Externalities Matter

The April 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review has a thoughtful article “Leadership in the Age of Transparency”, which talks about the importance of taking “externalities” seriously.  The same authors, in this blog, ask the question, “what does business owe the world?” [ … ]

Read More