Leading from Within

In 805conversations by Mark Sylvester

Leadership is a choice.

Ken Saxon, the President of Leading from Within, an organization dedicated to leadership development talked with Mark about the courage to lead. There was a lot of ground covered in this conversation, including:
  • The Center for Courage and Renewal
  • What’s Leadership:
    • Reflection: Listening to yourself
    • Relationships
    • Taking care of yourself
    • It starts by stopping
  • The difference between for-profit and non-profits
  • How you get the most out of people – secret shared is fantastic
  • Social entrepreneurialism
  • How you build a Board of Directors culture
  • Mark’s note: the Four W’s – Wealth, Wit, Work, and Wisdom
  • What are the tests to be on a board?
  • The definition of a Generative Community
  • How to ‘hold a space’ for ideas, creativity and energy to blossom
  • “How do you know if you are a leader?”
  • Class at Stanford – Interpersonal Dynamics
  • How very loud silences changed his life