Developing Public Sector Leadership — Interview

There ought to be room for joy in the workplace. There ought to be room for experiencing the joy that comes from working collaboratively with others: feeling that joy, celebrating that joy, acknowledging that joy. It turns the daily slog into . . . joy. That doesn’t exist without collaboration. So maybe getting started down… Read More

Selling without Inventory — Interview

The lobbying firm that was interviewing Lydia Borland told her there were two qualifications: Hill experience and a master’s degree. She had neither. She wasn’t even clear what Hill experience was. But, most importantly, she wasn’t going to let anyone tell her she was unqualified. As far as Lydia was concerned, working as the receptionist… Read More

Filling the Vacuum of Political Leadership — Interview

“We need to look beyond institutions to stand up for our rights, for our lifestyle, our quality of life. Time to broaden that to the organizations, to the businesses we interact with each and every day and realize there is power there.” — DeVere Kutscher DeVere Kutscher is a principal at Public Private Strategies. In… Read More

Reclaiming Your People’s Story — Interview

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman is the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States of America. In this interview we talk about, how throughout living memory, the Kurdish story has been told by people other than the Kurds. We discuss the many ways this has been changing since 2003. Listen to this interview now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/wheregeniusgrows/Bayan_Abdul_Rahman._Where_Genius_Grows.mp3… Read More

The Vision of a Thousand Coaches — Interview

Christopher McAuliffe is the founder of Accomplishment Coaching. In this interview we discuss Christopher’s journey into coaching, his vision to train over a thousand coaches, and his quest to design a coach training program of unparalleled quality. As the world around us transforms and the only reliable constant is a breathtaking pace of change, what… Read More

Being as Open as You Can — Interview

During his 12th year in the House of Representatives, Jim Kolbe became the first Republican congressman to come out as gay. In this interview, Jim describes how it happened: first leveling with himself about his own identity and then going public after receiving notice that a magazine would out him. Listen to the interview now:… Read More

Tailoring the Emperor’s New Clothes — Interview

What does a satirist do? What is the satirist’s role in society? Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) is a Washington Post humor columnist. In this interview Alexandra addresses the terrifying convergence of her desire to write dystopian futures with her job of covering the actual news. What’s a political satirist to do when it’s impossible to come… Read More