13 Ways of Looking at a Leader by Leigh Buchanan

view original / inc.com Want to be a better leader? Or find management inspiration, at least? Here you can learn from a baker's dozen of the most prevalent types. Our endless fascination with leadership has inspired an endless parade of leadership books, many of which strive to identify distinctive styles of top-doggery. Whether CEOs can learn to …

Politics of ‘Star Trek’: The Pro-Vietnam War Episode by Andrew Price

breitbart.com / view original Would it surprise you to know ‘Star Trek’ did a pro-Vietnam War episode? Prepare to be amazed as we continue our journey through the conservative world that is ‘Star Trek’ the original series with Episode 45: “A Private Little War.” The Plot This week, the Enterprise visits the planet Neural in the Zeta Bootis System, …

The Perils Of Intervention In Syria By Henry A. Kissinger

Washington Post June 3, 2012 Pg. 19 The Arab Spring is generally discussed in terms of the prospects for democracy. Equally significant is the increasing appeal — most recently in Syria — of outside intervention to bring about regime change, overturning prevalent notions of international order. The modern concept of world order arose in 1648 …

The Influencers

Influence may be the highest level of human skills.  -Author Unknown by J. William DeMarco Stepping into a job where you might feel overwhelmed by the shear number of people that you are responsible for? I can relate.  When I first stepped into my current position, I did not know anyone, I was new to …

Battleship Earth: Does the Pentagon have the right weapons to fight off an alien invasion?

ForeignPolicy.com May 30, 2012 By Cara Parks and Joshua E. Keating As summer blockbuster season kicks into high gear, big-budget action movies like The Avengers, Battleship, and Prometheus remind us that there's one thing that unites Americans: Our shared fear of an alien attack. They also remind us that when the invading space fleet arrives, …

6 Leadership Styles, And When You Should Use Them by Robyn Benincasa

fastcompany.com / view original Taking a team from ordinary to extraordinary means understanding and embracing the difference between management and leadership. According to writer and consultant Peter Drucker, "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." Manager and leader are two completely different roles, although we often use the terms interchangeably. Managers are facilitators of their team …

8 Leadership & Management Lessons On The Starship Enterprise by Elish Bul-godley

view original / tweakyourbiz.com If you are a Star Trek fan, you will know that it’s a franchise borne from Gene Roddenberry’s 1960s vision of an utopian society. It was based on his a coherent set of  idealistic principles the background to which; were the emerging political tensions within American Society during a phase of economic expansion, …

Please, Can We All Just Stop “Innovating”? by BILL TAYLOR

view original /BILL TAYLOR/ blogs.hbr.org There's something about the culture of business that tends toward excess — in financial markets, to be sure, but also in the "market" for new ideas and management techniques. The dynamic is always the same, whether the idea in question is reengineering, six-sigma quality, or lean production systems: A genuinely original strategy …