“Walking the Talk of Leadership”
Part of Gonzaga University’s Transformation Cafe lecture series presented by GU faculty. Features JoAnn Barbour, associate professor in Gonzaga’s Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies. In 1985, Italian novelist and essayist Italo Calvino was about to leave Italy for Harvard to deliver a series of lectures when he died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage. His lecture notes were published posthumously as “Six Memos for the Next Millennium,” a compact little book filled with philosophy and wisdom about literature and writing. We will discuss the memos from a leader’s perspective, that is, how one embodies leadership or walks his or her talk with lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, multiplicity, and consistency.