From Threat to Throne: Empowering the Mob

Issue 4.2 | May 2013 In this Article: how to distribute leadership without creating anarchy. by Jonathan Wilson When a dictator falls, cue the unruly mob. After weeks of tension, threatening violence and mass protests, the morning of February [ … ]

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The Rush to the Future: Wisdom and Knowledge in Leadership

Issue 4.1 | March 2013 In this Article: knowledge comes from the future, but wisdom from the past. by Jonathan Wilson  Earlier this year I transitioned, for just a few weeks, between universes.  I passed from the business world [ … ]

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The Myth of Mastery: Leading Your Company Through Complexity

Issue 3.7 | May 2012 In this Article: why a company should master culture before it attempts to manage complexity. The Myth of Mastery: Leading Your Company Through Complexity by Jonathan Wilson The nasty surprise awaiting every growing organizational [ … ]

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From Noble Thought to Noble Deed

Issue 3.3 | November 2011 In this Article: disciplined action, not just a great idea, makes a leader. by Jonathan Wilson It is a tiresome and common fact of our world that the noble-minded are plenty, but few of [ … ]

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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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