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Destructive Emotions Are Related to Ignorance – LOP071

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Last week I was invited to speak with the students of my colleague, Jeffry Iovannone, in his class, Foundations of Social Justice, about the issues of sexism, masculinity, and the negative, angry responses to Gillette’s recent ad campaign, “The Best Men Can Be”. The class was asked to review my episode, Authentic Masculinity Is The Best A Man Can...

When the Fight for LGBTQ Equality Seems Lost – LOP069

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You need to keep trying, no matter what. ”How long should you try? Until.” Jim Rohn Jim Rohn never fails to say so much with so few words. What will it take for you to achieve your goals, be it your health, your business, or personal goals? But what if your goals involve LGBTQ equality, human rights, and absolute freedom from oppression...

What Are the Qualities of Gay Leadership? LOP065

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Evolving Insights Into the Evolutionary Leadership Abilities of Gay Men. Possibly the most important and vital quality in a leader is honesty. I would also add the qualifiers, transparency and vulnerability. If I were to ask you, or a group of people, the question, “What is leadership?”, I could create a massive list of attributes. We could also...

The Challenge to Lead as Out Gay Men – LOP063

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Recently I asked a question in an LGBTQ Professionals Group on Facebook. Here’s what I posted: I’m creating a small group mastermind for gay men to explore their unique and vital role in society, and to create meaningful, humanitarian change in the world. Currently, I’m creating the structure and preparing content for the program. But there is...

Are Things Getting Better or Worse in the World?

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Why your intentions, words, and actions matter — in that order. “What’s going on in the world?”, is a refrain I often overhear in conversations. More often than not, the comment is defeatist, meaning the person saying it has no plan to take action, get involved, or seek to make the world a better place. There are at least two reasons for...

The Reluctance to Lead as Out Gay Men: Embracing Gay Spirit – LOP058

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Living OUT Leadership for Gay Men “Gay spirit speaks to the vitality that gay men possess, which is palpable but defies easy description.”Raymond Rigoglioso I believe that gay men have a unique opportunity to openly embrace their unique characteristics – in particular, their gay spirt – to bring a balanced, empathetic approach to leadership, and...

Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words? – LOP057

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What we think is what we intend When we speak our ideas and intentions, our words initiate action, whether that be our own, or the inspiration for others to act. To answer the question above, what I see happening in the world today is that, Words ARE speaking louder than actions. The actions of hatred and violence have always been with us, rising...

How Can We Be Exceptional Leaders? LOP005

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Setting a standard of leadership starts with self-awareness One of the many test of leadership is seen when the leader must make difficult decisions that affect other people. True leadership is borne when others look to you for guidance. They might want to follow you, mimic you, or stand with you for what you believe is right and just. They will...

Darren is a leadership coach in Toronto, Canada who helps his clients to connect and embrace their uniqueness and freely create the life they want. He writes and podcasts regularly about Queer Leadership.