24 October 2022
Throughout Black History Month this October, Next Leadership, which offers mentoring, coaching and consultancy services to meet modern challenges, is running a series of weekly blog posts on the theme of leadership legacies.
This week’s contribution is by Sarum College Visiting Scholar The Revd Canon Dr Mark Pryce, who chose to write about the US author James Baldwin (1924-1987) and the role of creativity in leadership.
Citing James Baldwin as an inspiration for leadership through stories, Pryce says:
‘Baldwin’s writing offered a deep challenge to the assumptions and attitudes of his day, and still speaks with immense power and insight into our own time.
Baldwin didn’t use the term “intersectionality” (as far as I know), but he navigated with great subtlety and insight the complex network of inter-relationships and dynamics which comprise human identity, especially in relation to race, gendered masculinity and sexuality.’
The Revd Canon Dr Mark Pryce is the Director of Ministry, Church of England Birmingham, and serves as a Chaplain to the King.