Lack of Character: Sufficient Cause to Remove a President?

When a president lacks the depth and breadth of character, should they be removed? Our answer sets the stage for future generations. 

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What We Cannot Take a Vacation From

We cannot take a vacation from certain key elements. Although we need a vacation to refresh, we need to remember the constants in life and leadership.

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The Need for More Sadness, Less Anger

Anger rises, stifling collaboration. We need more sadness and less anger. From our sadness, we renew our focus on fulfillment rather than happiness.

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The New ROI: Return on Intelligence

The new ROI is return on intelligence. Hiring smart talent is key, but we need smart people with the right character to get the right return.

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Leadership Fails and Who Cares?

Though it may be difficult to pinpoint exactly why leadership is failing, at least we can stop doing a few things.

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Upstanders: 7 Essential Guiding Principles

  “Despite my preference to stay out of the media. I’ve taken the view that each of us can be bystanders, or we can be upstanders. I choose upstander.” Words written from an unexpected individual, Seth A. Klarman, a value investor once called the “Oracle of Boston” by The Economist magazine. Being an Upstander gains…

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Join One20: A Day to Do Good

Our character is being tested. Discontentment reigns. As citizens, how we respond now reflects on us. Will our character strengthen? Will we undertake good works with and for others? Our answers cast a reflection on our neighborhoods and communities. Our answer can spring forward with One20. How We Arrived Here The past U.S. Presidential election…

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Closing Trust Gaps the JV Way

Colonel JV Venable (USAF, Ret.) has more than a story to relate. JV has the experience of leading in challenging situations and working through life tests. No path is easy, and it was no different for JV. Graduating from USAF’s Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and leading a combat group of 1,100 airmen in the…

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Business Leaders Raising Political Voices

Politics and business have been intermixed for a long time. Even so, another shift is occurring. The Global Strategy Group began conducting an annual Business and Politics: Do They Mix? research study. The 2014 Annual study found that 56 percent of Americans “now believe that corporations should take a stance on political and social issues,…

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What Pledges Should Leaders Keep?

Elections produce interesting questions. The current presidential race is no exception and raises so many more than any before. One question concerns pledges. During the Republican primary, there were 17 candidates, and each pledged to support the final nominee. Several did not honor the pledge. Most that did not keep the pledge skipped the convention….

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Failing Leadership. What Is Next?

What is happening today? Seriously. I can’t help but shake my head and wonder why we have such a sad state of leadership today. Political leaders spend too much time being derogatory and divisive while kicking the can down the road, letting problems go unsolved. Too many business leaders put self-interest in front of the…

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The Power of Example

Father’s Day is over. My first year without buying a card or calling my Dad. At some point, we pass this mile marker in which a father or mother dies. Worse, some never experience a father or mother being present in their lives. In their physical or emotional absence, we search for other examples. We…

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