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Alaina Love
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Alaina Love

Alaina Love is co-author, with Marc Cugnon, of The Purpose Linked Organization and co-founder of Purpose Linked Consulting.

Archive: Alaina Love

Servant leadership in politics

From a leadership perspective, there is little long-term benefit to be gained by hard-line politics, which in essence positions the leader to cling to...

By Alaina Love | February 15, 2011; 12:44 PM ET | Comments (3)

Mubarak's chance for better legacy

As Einstein said, "No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it," and such is the case with Mubarak...

By Alaina Love | February 1, 2011; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (4)


The speech promoted an understanding of the stark reality we're facing and demanded of us a willingness to sacrifice to...

By Alaina Love | January 25, 2011; 11:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

Expanding the center of all nations

China's success will not be defined by sheer size alone or by military might. Rather, it will be characterized by the quality of the relationships China builds and...

By Alaina Love | January 18, 2011; 05:07 PM ET | Comments (4)

Sandbox rules for politicians

Thus far, this system of communication has worked on some level because we're tuning in; we're supporting networks, radio stations and publications that broadcast this rubbish; and on some level, the American public is buying in...

By Alaina Love | January 11, 2011; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (4)

Prudent leadership is still MIA

At best we can look forward to another year of endless debate and limited progress. It's a bad case of déjà vu that doesn't seem to be getting better...

By Alaina Love | January 4, 2011; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (6)

The education innovators: Michelle Rhee and Geoffrey Canada

Both of these leaders are tough, determined and committed to reversing the appalling decline in the academic performance of children educated in the United States...

By Alaina Love | December 20, 2010; 03:06 PM ET | Comments (6)

Grow up, Washington

We've become a nation of immediate gratification, which has contributed to the current economic debacle, coupled with leadership in Washington that refuses to make the very bold decisions that can right our economy again...

By Alaina Love | December 6, 2010; 04:30 PM ET | Comments (3)

Adding insult to injury

This might be the right time for the TSA to pause and regroup to develop a better implementation plan for improved security considering the passenger travel experience, and despite the cost already invested. It's appropriate to admit that they haven't quite gotten this right...

By Alaina Love | November 24, 2010; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (3)

GM's 'arrogance' virus

They arrogantly believed that foreign manufacturers were likely to produce lesser products that the American public wouldn't purchase. That is until Toyota came along and ate GM's lunch, Honda their breakfast and European manufacturers their dinner. By the way, GM would be wise to watch out for both Subaru and Hyundai, who are as we speak nibbling on pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres...

By Alaina Love | November 15, 2010; 05:37 PM ET | Comments (3)

Tea Party a call for leadership, not the result of it

This is a group devoid of strong leadership, rather than an example of distributed leadership. Many of the individuals who satellite around this movement are eagerly providing evening news sound bites that are focused on playing to the anxieties and fears resulting from an economy in turmoil, without any realistic platform for improving the lives of Americans.

By Alaina Love | September 22, 2010; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (1)

Bully in the dugout

What Steinbrenner lacked was an understanding of how to capture both the hearts and minds of his players in a way that leveraged their innate talents.

By Alaina Love | July 16, 2010; 01:16 PM ET | Comments (1)

Fire the leaders

Goldman Sachs might be better positioned for the future by asking of its current leadership, 'Are these the right people to have driving the bus?'

By Alaina Love | April 27, 2010; 06:28 AM ET | Comments (3)

Struggling with his 'passions'

Our political system, not just our president, has failed to provide a platform for understanding on which we could all gather.

By Alaina Love | March 18, 2010; 11:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

Secret Apple-sauce

The code is cracked: Put on your apron and start cooking like Apple.

By Alaina Love | January 28, 2010; 02:11 PM ET | Comments (3)

Underplaying his own passions

In his second year, President Obama should make more of his passions--the very qualities that contributed to securing his election to office.

By Alaina Love | January 20, 2010; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

Empathy, action and results

Crisis leadership is not only about what you do in the heat of the moment, but also who you become as a result of it.

By Alaina Love | January 16, 2010; 05:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Our nation's success

We will have succeeded as a nation when we can engage in respectful conversations about race without fear or censure, but instead with a true desire to understand perspectives that may be different from our own.

By Alaina Love | January 12, 2010; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (2)

Got your game on?

Even the finest Kentucky Derby winner needs food, water, rest and encouragement.

By Alaina Love | January 5, 2010; 05:30 AM ET | Comments (3)

The leader in 20J

Jasper Schuringa possessed no playbook, no rules to follow or training, and certainly had no prior experience fighting terrorism.

By Alaina Love | December 29, 2009; 07:06 AM ET | Comments (31)

The kiss of death

It is in the darkest of hours that our political leaders are called upon to be their most authentic and reliable selves.

By Alaina Love | December 22, 2009; 06:55 AM ET | Comments (7)

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