Leadership Roundtable Series

Dan has also initiated a Leadership Roundtable series with two former military servicemen, one an Agilest, Jesse Pearlman, and the other the owner of a business transformation consultancy, Michael Rocharde. In the first episode he discussed the leadership deficit in corporate and political life. It was a fun and far-ranging conversation.

The deficit in visionary leadership in the political economy. Unchecked capitalism, economic disparity and avarice behavior. The rupture in the American political and economic system. Grassroots leadership and true change. The difference between visionary leadership and management and survival. The absence of leadership and the legalization of corruption. Whom to serve and prioritize? Prospects for the current system. Collaborative social enterprises. Soulless greed and the coming revolution. The rapaciousness of unregulated capitalism. Seeking approaches where everyone benefits. The resiliency of collaboratively made decisions. Responsive start-ups and slow-moving behemoths. People vs. profit. Leadership, clearing interference and enabling teams. Transparency. Why so few can lead, inspire, and motivate. Worker empowerment and Michael Moore’s latest film. Exhaustion with corporate governance. The current technological expansion. Tackling the biggest problems. High-performing teams. America’s lack of a clear and unifying goal. Technology and its negative effects on culture. America’s broken institutions. The Coming Change. Corporations and their destructive effects on families and community. Millennial’s and the restoration of collaboration and communal living. The end of meritocracy. Corporate welfare and artificial life support. Corporate predation. The benefits of staying small. Thoughtless Economic Disruption. AI, and Automation: producing more with less people. Creating realities and intrinsic motivation. Experimenting, inspecting and adapting. Innovation and the need to break things. Liberating People from Institutional Abuse. Aligning the needs of people and enterprises. Brainstorming and Masterminds. The Screwed-up American Education System. Critical Thinking and Self-Knowledge. Subordination and the current corporate structure. Freedom, Entrepreneurship, and the Risk of Failure. Winning with Style. Negative leadership styles. Strength, submission, and vulnerability. Elevating others and paying it forward. The only things that matter: Our planet and our human connections. Life under state-capitalism: automation, isolation, and distrust. The American Cultural Myth – you too can become a billionaire! The End of Retirement, Millennial, and Student Debt. The End of Corporate Loyalty. Critical thinking skills, leadership, and the importance of chess. Socrates, change, and building the new. Outside the box thinking. America’s most persistent boxes: Fear, Uncertainty, and the Military-industrial Complex. State supported capitalism and its dependence on violence. Innovation, Government Subsidies, and the War Machine. Fear, external bogeymen, and xenophobia. Home ownership and geographic immobility.

  • The military leader – ideals, historical transformation, training, realities
  • Leadership styles: a comparison – Military vs. Corporate vs. Government vs. Education vs. Health Care – Ideals, Historical Transformation, Training, Realities
  • Servant Leadership
  • Leadership Crises
  • Raising and supporting Servant Leaders in a Corporate World
  • Servant Leadership or Leadership in Government

10: A Deficit in Visionary Leadership

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