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The HaBO Village Podcast

What a Famous 13th Century Art Fresco Can Teach Business Leaders Today [Podcast]

Episode 32: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss and analyze a 13th century work of art known as "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government". They paint a verbal picture of the artwork's imagery, discuss how it relates to businesses today, how it can shape your understanding of good leadership, and how this will help you grow your Passion & Provision company.

Painting "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government"

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • The backstory of Ambrogio Lorenzetti's 13th century fresco artwork "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government" and the key visual elements he used to depict thriving leadership.

  • Why it's important for businesses to have employees that flourish and thrive.

  • Practical ways to think about Passion and Provision leadership in your company.


"We've had people come into our office and say 'I love coming here. It feels really peaceful.' And that is nothing more than evidence of a team that is working together really well - there's hope and optimism, faith and peace, and all those good things that allow the atmosphere in our company to be a place where even customers enjoy being here."

– Kathryn Redman

Michael and Kathryn at the Castillo di Amorosa

The banquet hall of the Castillo di Amorosa






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The Allegory of Good and Bad Government (By Ambrogio Lorenzetti)

Castillo di Amorosa (in Napa Valley)


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