Leadership - June, 2007
Positive Living Newsletter
From the International Network on Personal Meaning

President's Column

What makes a great Leader?
Paul T. P. Wong,
Ph.D. C.Psych
Toronto, Ontario

"Love them or hate them, you can’t live without them. They can improve your life and brighten your future, or ruin your life and destroy your future with equal facility. They are the ubiquitous “bosses” and leaders in your life..."
(Full Article)

Featured Article

The Compassionate Leader
Christine W. Zust, M.A.
Article taken from emergingleader.com

"...But given the chain of horrific events that shook the world on September 11, the business world is now seeing significant changes in this behavioral pattern, as leaders of companies and organizations across the country and around the world embrace a more compassionate style of leadership --leading with the heart..."
(Full Article)


Generals or Foot-Soldiers
Chris Schryer
Toronto, Ontario

"...So I hear the word "leader" and I think of them, but not before I think of a quiet Buddhist woman, who many North Americans have never heard of. I think of Aung San Suu Kyi..."
(Full Article)

Archived Article

Lessons from the Enron Debacle: Corporate Culture Matters!
Paul T. P. Wong, PhD, C.Psych.
Trinity Western University
Langley, BC, Canada

"The recent Enron collapse has sent shockwaves all over the financial world and raised serious questions regarding corporate governance: How could America's seventh largest corporation suddenly descend to bankruptcy?"
(Full Article)

Featured Organization

The US Campaign for Burma

USCB is a U.S.-based membership organization dedicated to empowering grassroots activists around the world to bring about an end to the military dictatorship in Burma. Through public education, leadership development initiatives, conferences, and advocacy campaigns at local, national and international levels, USCB works to empower Americans and Burmese dissidents-in-exile to promote freedom, democracy, and human rights in Burma and raise awareness about the egregious human rights violations committed by Burma’s military regime.

Emergingleader.com http://www.emergingleader.com/

EmergingLeader.com is a user driven site which serves both as a sounding board for fresh leadership ideas and a repository for lessons learned and experience gained. Manifest your thoughts by contributing an article , a lesson learned , a link and/or any comments you have that will help us create a great leadership resource.


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News and Events

Dr. William Evans will take over as the new President of INPM in August, 2007. Details will be announced on our website.

Planning for the 2008 International Meaning Conference will be under way soon. For the first time, it will be held in Toronto. More to report later.

Please submit articles to our website and journal. We are also
interested in any news items from members, such as your publications, etc.

We want to apologize for our www.meaning.ca website. After moving to a new server, many of the articles from our older website are still not retrievable on our new website. Our webmaster continues to work on this

Dr. Paul Wong will make his Meaning Centered Counseling Course
available online soon. Meanwhile, the lecture outlines for his course will be posted on www.meaning.ca in installment.

Our conference proceedings entitled The Positive Psychology of Meaning and Spirituality will be published sometime next month.


I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
-Sir Winston Churchill

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
-Kenneth Blanchard

To lead the people, walk behind them.

This electronic newsletter is published by the International Network on Personal Meaning.