Author Archives: Carol Burbank

4/1 – Dana Ardi, The Fall of the Alphas

Leadership Emerging / April- June 2014

CoverArdi, Dana. The Fall of the Alphas: The New Beta way to Connect, Collaborate, Influence – and Lead.  NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2013

Carol Burbank

Consultant Dana Ardi wants to change the world, one company at a time. She calls herself a “corporate anthropologist,” studying the culture of corporations, “how they grow and develop, and how the people in them shape their communities.” Ardi proposes a transformation from a competitive business world dominated by Alpha males …

2/23 – E.S. Wibbeke and Sarah McArthur. Global Business Leadership

Leadership Emerging / January-February 2014


E.S. Wibbeke and Sarah McArthur. Global Business Leadership (2nd Edition). NY: Routledge, 2014.

With a foreword by Warren Bennis, this second edition of Global Business Leadership offers a thoughtful look at intercultural leadership in a “flat world,” and the imperative of informed and culturally sensitive leadership responsive to the dynamics of globalization. The authors propose seven points of development determined from their 2005 research study with intercultural leadership specialists. These include: care, communication, consciousness, contrasts, …

Leadership Is a Lived Story: A Call for Radical Embodiment and Soul Resilience in Transformational Leadership Development

Feature Articles / March 2013

Carol Burbank

Abstract: The most direct way of developing the necessary flexibility and health for transformational leadership is through radically embodied presence. This kind of embodiment involves a fundamental reintegration of body, mind and spirit, involves developing evolutionary strengths that allow individual leaders to fully access their inner resources while connecting in the moment-to-moment, negotiated process of sustainable transformation.

For something that seems to be a universal quest, good leadership is a culturally specific puzzle, with …