Leadership From Below: On Becoming a Change Agent

Leadership From Below: On Becoming a Change Agent

by Miki Kashtan

As you watch the news, go to your workplace, interact with family, friends, and the community at large, you no doubt encounter events or behaviors that you would like to see changed. Maybe your landlord raised your rent; maybe …

Leadership 101

Leadership 101

When my sister Inbal and I, along with our late colleague Julie Greene and with John Kinyon, founded BayNVC in 2002, one of our top priorities was to create ongoing generations of leaders. This was the reason that we established the BayNVC Leadership Program. That this program is still running …

Leadership, Empowerment, and Interdependence

For some years now, I’ve been learning through ongoing experimentation what collaborative leadership means. It’s not been easy, because our either/or lens on reality renders the space between coercive leadership and no leadership elusive, almost invisible. Which is not to say it’s not there, as so many successful leaders know. …

Don’t Take Yes for an Answer: The Power of Cultivating Collaborative Leadership

Nick (not his real name), CEO of a privately owned company, identified listening to others as one key area of learning for him. As we explored this challenge, we soon realized that truly opening to hearing others would require overcoming a habit of distancing and separating himself from people whom …