Dare you create a newspaper of YOU? You can do it now online free. Absolute revelation!

I think paper.li is going to redefine social media (if it survives its embryonic beginning). I have just created my own newspaper online – The Kwai Yu Daily.

Paper.li takes its feed from what you have posted and those you follow on Twitter and Facebook – and create a newspaper from all the . . . → Read More: Dare you create a newspaper of YOU? You can do it now online free. Absolute revelation!

Why taking on the impossible is the coolest way to grow

I met Ronald Ligtenberg yesterday. A brilliant Dutchman who founded the skywayfoundation.  An organisation that is dedicate to making the impossible possible.

Ronald’s journey started when he was challenged by his sister to do more with his ‘cool’ life as a music lover.  He took up the challenge .. and still wanted to remain a cool . . . → Read More: Why taking on the impossible is the coolest way to grow

Lost in translation. Why Robert Burns would turn in his grave.

I heard a wonderful ‘lost in translation’ story today relating to Burns Night.

The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life: a night to celebrate the life and works of the national Bard. A haggis supper can range from an informal gathering of friends to a huge, formal dinner full of pomp and circumstance.

One of the . . . → Read More: Lost in translation. Why Robert Burns would turn in his grave.

When It’s Darkest, Men See The Stars

When It’s Darkest, Men See The Stars – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A blog post by Steve Blank by the same title got me thinking about leadership and networked intelligence for entrepreneurs – that is, what kind of leadership and networks are needed now for pioneering leadership? (Steve’s blogpost is well worth a read).  In essence, . . . → Read More: When It’s Darkest, Men See The Stars

Is Professionalism killing leadership?

Once, leadership was about building character but now it seems to be about eliminating it!

In a recent BBC television programme ‘Inside Sport – is professionalism killing sport?’ – there were some interesting observations that I think apply to leadership.   Is professionalism,

suppressing the flash of genius, flare, freedom of expression and flow . . . → Read More: Is Professionalism killing leadership?

Welcome to the Leaders Cafe Blog

On behalf of the Leaders Cafe team, welcome to Leaders . . . → Read More: Welcome to the Leaders Cafe Blog