Another crack in the system that is being exposed right now is that the Great Person Theory of leadership, which is really the command and control model in a nicer suit, is way too rigid. To be great leaders we need to cultivate our emotional intelligence and ability to flex and be collaborative. Elaine Broe offers us a fresh take sprinkled with humor and humility.
Pete Engstrom is currently the co-founder and board President of At Home Chesapeake, an innovative not-for-profit program for seniors. They want to create a new social covenant on ageing so that seniors can age in place. At Home Chesapeake is a member of the Village to Village Network, where Peter is an active board member. Prior to this gig, Pete served in the US air force in intelligence, innovation, and international negotiation. He is also a founding leader of AMI. To describe him as a force of nature might be an understatement.
In this episode, we explore the periphery with Donna Del Rey, Founder, and CEO of Relish Culinary Adventures. Driven by her passion to explore, to be creative and to be curious, Donna left her steady and good job as a chemist working for a tech company and drove herself and her 1952 Chevy Panel Truck nicknamed “Julia” into a full-time business, Relish Culinary Adventures.
In this episode, we talk to Rich Sheridan author of Joy Inc: a case study of Menlo Innovation and Chief Joy Officer: the values of a joyful leader and how to build a culture of joy. We’ll hear about his company’s mission to end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology.