Think the fiery Puritan who preached America’s most famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of Angry God,” would threaten to dangle celebrities over the pit of hell? Think again.
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Paparazzi in the Hands of an Angry God: The Great Awakening and the Birth of American Celebrity Culture
January 20, 2017
June 18, 2014
The second season of LOST introduces yet a third approach to leadership in the person of Dr. Benjamin Linus. As evidenced in the clip below, Ben is the most dangerous type of leader in the postmodern world—a pseudo servant leader, or “power broker.”
June 17, 2014
In contrast to the “asshole” style of leadership evidenced by Sawyer and his gun (see, Lesson 1), the first season of LOST open’s with a compelling story of a radically different approach: service.
June 16, 2014
Like all authoritarian leaders, Sawyer understood that a leadership position is often wielded very much like a gun. One of the key storylines of LOST’s first season is the tension between Jack (Matthew Fox) and Sawyer (Josh Holloway) for leadership of the small band of plane crash survivors desperately seeking to balance the twin goals […]
June 6, 2012
Comments Off on Leading in a Dysfunctional System #4: Push Toward Your Strengths, by @drtoddwhall
90% of all workers think improving their weaknesses is the best way to improve their performance. They are wrong. Dysfunctionally wrong! Part 4 in series: Leading in a Dysfunctional System. by Todd W. Hall, PhD This is the fourth entry in this series on leading in a dysfunctional system. As I mentioned in the last post, developing […]
May 21, 2012
Comments Off on Leading in a Dysfunctional System 3: Move Toward Your Strengths
Instead of allowing yourself to be pulled by the uncoordinated demands of a dysfunctional system, you need to push, gradually and incrementally, toward your strengths. Part 3 in series: Leading in a Dysfunctional System. by Todd W. Hall, PhD This is the third entry in this series on leading in a dysfunctional system. Secure leaders make […]
May 9, 2012
Part 2 in series Leading in a Dysfunctional System. It’s natural in a dysfunctional system to respond to negative emotions with anger and frustration. This leads to a counter-productive focus on the negatives. Insecure leaders often don’t see the horizon of possible solutions because they are too caught up in the negative emotion of the […]
April 16, 2012
Understanding your own underlying connection strategies can make or break survival in a dysfunctional working environment by Todd W. Hall, PhD Recently, I met with a manager I’ve been working with who is working in a very dysfunctional system. Two executives are in a political battle for the area in which she works and she […]
March 2, 2011
Comments Off on Seven Ways Leaders Lose Authority with Students, by Tim Elmore
Ongoing Series: Two Handed Warrior Authors and Leaders you should know Dr. Tim Elmore is the founder and president of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization created to develop emerging leaders. Through Growing Leaders, he and his team provide public schools, state universities, civic organizations and corporations with the tools they need to help develop young […]
February 14, 2011
Comments Off on Leading Artists and Musicians, in @CatalystLeader
Directing artists requires a unique approach to leadership, whether it’s musicians, or designers, or writers, or entertainers, or worship leaders, or those who sketch/paint/draw.
February 10, 2011
ay Barnes, President of Bethel University and Consummate Servant Leader, shares “the influencers who influenced me.”
February 9, 2011
Comments Off on Teen Role Models: Who They Are, Why They Matter, by David Kinnaman
Part of ongoing series: Paparazzi in the Hands of an Angry God: Servant Leadership in an Age of Self-Promotion. (Note please pray for David, Dan Allender and I as we speak to the National Student Leaders Network in Orlando later this month.) David Kinnaman is President of the Barna Group and quickly becoming one of the […]
February 7, 2011
There is something in the very nature of leadership that implies service. True leaders, those who people follow because they want to not because they have to, always begin with and return to the needs of their followers.
February 4, 2011
Short clip of Jack’s pivotal speech to the survivor’s of Oceanic flight 815.
December 31, 2010
Comments Off on Top Posts of the Year: Paparazzi in the Hands of an Angry God
Responses to THW’s #2 Blog Post of the Year–Paparazzi in the Hands of an Angry God–revealed the depth of angst out there balance the desire to maximize the potentialities of the electronic age without being drawn into the “dark side” of self-promotion.