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As a public speaking and communication professor, my students often express extreme statements about their potential as speakers and leaders. On one end of the spectrum, students declare their leadership accolades because they are confident public speakers. On […]

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In part 1 I tried to link the Greek mythic trope of the not-so-noble gods with the effective impossibility of middle management. That post turned out rather sympathetic to the middle manager, and by extension to the gods. […]

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Hosted by Kallion Leadership and Coker University (Hartsville, SC) Dates: January 4-15, 2021 Registration: $50, sign up here! What is the Study-to-Practice Faculty Development Workshop? The S2P Workshop helps college-level educators in the humanities reimagine themselves as leadership […]

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Introduction In a previous post I explained how I spent the past semester (Fall 2020) treating the humanities educator (namely, me) as a leadership trainer. I was the protagonist of the story, doing whatever I could to inspire […]

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Introduction Halleluyah! It’s the beginning of December and classes are over. It’s been an exhausting, confusing, and prison-like experience teaching completely online for the first time in my career. Despite these frustrations, I would say that it has […]

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Ancient Leadership Series for SAGE Business Cases Since 2018, SAGE Business Cases (SBC) has been inviting authors to contribute to its Ancient Leadership series. This year’s series will explore “The Stakes and Sacrifices of Leadership” through history, mythology, […]

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This is a post about in-betweens: leadership ‘upwards’ and ‘downwards’; the middle-management rung of the organizational hierarchy; being intelligent and mortal at the same time. The ‘eureka’ described in this post concerns ancient gods, but it derives from […]

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There are not enough words to convey all that John Lewis meant to this country and the world. If you have not read his three graphic novels, March (Parts 1-3) and see the recent documentary John Lewis: Good […]

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I have been thinking about my Leadership in the Ancient World class a lot lately.  I came to the class—or, rather, the class came to me—in the fall semester of 2009.  I had just transferred to Howard after […]

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On more occasions than I care to admit, I’ve wandered down the YouTube “rabbit hole” watching archival footage of great conductors of the past century. Years ago, I came across some rehearsal footage of the Austrian conductor, Carlos […]