Aspiring to leadership that matters
The Leadership Insight Journal by Nancy J. Adler
To be truly radical is to make hope possible
- Amory Lovins, 2007
What do managers need to do to strengthen their capacity to lead wisely and creatively? How can executives best envision and implement initiatives that matter? Building on Confucius’ wisdom and current research, along with the yearnings and experience of hundreds of managers from around the world, it is clear that today’s leaders need to:
- reflect – to return to the quiet and contemplation it takes to be wise;
- gain perspective – to acquire the courage needed to see reality as it actually is;
- aspire to exceptionally exciting possibilities; and
- inspire others – to inspire people to move beyond current reality back to possibility.
Based on these four fundamental leadership capacities and drawing from a range of artistic traditions, we created the Leadership Insight journal to support managers’ and their organizations’ capacity to craft and implement effective strategies. Combining paintings, insights from world leaders, reflective questions, and most importantly, blank pages, the journal draws managers away from their often frenzied lives and returns them into a deeper conversation with their influence and potential influence. By supporting a daily practice of reflection, the journal offers leaders the quiet and contemplation it takes to be wise.
Read "Want to be a successful leader? Keep a journal" in Harvard Business Review, highlighting the Leadership Insight journal and Professor Adler’s artwork and reflection process.
Professor Nancy J. Adler’s Leadership Insight Journal received praise from many prominent management professors and global business leaders. View above slideshow of Leadership Insight Journal in pdf format.