Archive: Martin Davidson
His catch phrase, "Win the future," was simple and compelling...
By Martin Davidson | January 25, 2011; 11:23 PM ET | Comments (1)
I suspect the meetings that President Obama has with his advisers engender passion and debate between and among all present over high-stakes decisions. In these kinds of settings leaders far too frequently march down one of two paths: they shut out their advisers or they cater to...
By Martin Davidson | September 29, 2010; 02:53 PM ET | Comments (0)
As human beings, crisis and danger can lead to fight or flight responses. Freezing up and not knowing what to do is a manifestation of flight. But part of a skilled leader's toolkit is the ability to override that response because their constituents, their organizations, and their societies need them to. People need...
By Martin Davidson | August 26, 2010; 08:51 AM ET | Comments (2)
Leaders rush to condemn anyone who makes an "identity" mistake, in part, because it makes the leader look virtuous to do so.
By Martin Davidson | July 23, 2010; 06:24 AM ET | Comments (6)
There is nothing wrong with a bunch of Ivy League minds coming together on the Supreme Court bench, but we have to ask what else matters in rendering the best justice we can.
By Martin Davidson | May 18, 2010; 12:21 PM ET | Comments (23)
Real change is never a one-person show. Real change happens when the work of formal leaders--leaders in the center--is complemented by the work of leaders on the margin.
By Martin Davidson | May 14, 2010; 05:21 AM ET | Comments (0)
Our next great leaders will dare to be flawed and that, in part, is why people will follow them.
By Martin Davidson | March 2, 2010; 05:45 AM ET | Comments (3)