Why I Am Optimistic About Leadership and Change

Another way I might have titled this post: “Why a recent concentration of articles and videos about the higher possibilities of the human experience represents a welcome increase in the quality of the conversation about inevitable change.”

The following material landed in my inbox within the last seven days. Given my professional interests and tendency to oversubscribe it’s not all that surprising that I would receive these things. What has my attention this week, however, is that the frequency and quality of the material is increasingly focused on reconnecting to the basic considerations of empathy, contribution, attention and the leadership responsibility to change ourselves before asking anyone else to change.

A bigger conversation is emerging. Let’s help to move it along.

From Harvard Business Review: The Internet is Finally Forcing Management to Care About People

From Insead Knowledge: Restoring Humanity to Leadership

From Tony Robbins: The Leader as Practical Psychologist (watch the 2-minute video)

From Seth Godin: Why Do You Do It This Way?

From David Foster Wallace: This is Water

DAVID BERRY is the founder of RULE13 Learning. He writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world, especially the parts where he doesn’t handle it very well. If you enjoyed this post someone else might, too. Please pass it along.

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