On leadership ...
From Rick Smyre's excellent work - available here:
A complementary perspective is found in Bob Johansen’s "Leaders Make the Future.” Johansen suggests ten essential leadership skills for these times.
Maker Instinct: Exploit your inner drive to build and grow things, as well as connect with others in the making.
Clarity: See through messes and contradictions to a future that others cannot yet see. Leaders are very clear about what they are making, but very flexible about how it gets made.
Dilemma Flipping: Turn dilemmas—which, unlike problems, cannot be solved—into advantages and opportunities.
Immersive Learning Ability: Immerse yourself in unfamiliar environments to learn from them in a first-person way.
Bio-Empathy: See things from nature’s point of view; to understand, respect, and learn from nature’s patterns.
Constructive Depolarizing: Calm tense situations where differences dominate and communication has broken down—and bring people from divergent cultures toward constructive engagement.
Quiet Transparency: Be open and authentic about what matters to you—without advertising yourself.
Rapid Prototyping: Create quick early versions of innovations with the expectation that later success will require early failures.
Smart Mob Organizing: Create, engage with, and nurture purposeful business or social change networks through intelligent use of electronic and other media.
Commons Creating: Seed, nurture, and grow shared assets that can benefit other players—and sometimes allow competition at a higher level.