Episode #168: Interview with Howard Hansen on Healing Leadership


"One thing is clear about today's leadership model. It's NOT working!" So says, Howard Hansen, cofounder of Healing Leaders.

Howard chose “Healing” in his company name to describe a new kind of leadership that he proposes. He sees the present problems in organizations and civilization at large, to be rooted in the destructive "story" we are now living. In the story of humankind, he believe we have moved from living in harmony with the world to having complete control over the world. 

Hierarchical leadership has caused great damage and even threatens the very existence of our species. If we are to change the story we are living from one of conquest to one of harmony, a call for a new kind of leadership is required. Healing Leaders embody that call.

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Ed Kless

Ed Kless joined Sage in July of 2003 and is currently the senior director of partner development and strategy. He develops and delivers curriculum for Sage business partners on the art and practice of small business consulting. Courses include: Sage Consulting Academy, Business Strategy and Customer Experience Workshops. Ed is the author of The Soul of Enterprise: Dialogues on Business in the Knowledge Economy, a compendium of a few of the episodes of his VoiceAmerica talk-show The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy with Ron Baker, founder of the VeraSage Institute where Ed is also a senior fellow.