Better Society, Better Days: Moving from Stale Leaders to Smart Leaders

Bold statements on better days and better society inspire. We need more than inspiration. We need smart leaders from all generations.

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Is Our Idea of Citizenship Flawed?

Is our idea of citizenship flawed? Scott Savage suggests that when it focuses only on privileges instead of service, we’re all in trouble.

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How to Know if You Are a Know-It-All

Nobody is an expert on everything. So why is our culture overridden with know-it-alls? Here’s how to know if you are one and how to change it if you are.

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Earning a Good Citizenship Award

If there was an award given for good citizenship, what would it take to earn it? What are the characteristics that make a good citizen?

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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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A Short Essay on Graduating and Remembering

May is a season of looking ahead and remembering the past. Graduating from school opens a new platform from which to serve.

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Is Showing Up 60 percent of the Time Good Enough?

Is showing up 60 percent of the time enough? What impact to engagement happens when we don’t fully show up? The answers get to the heart of results.

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Shifting from Digital Native to Digital Citizen

A Saturday Night Live skit this past weekend poked fun at Millennials, often characterized as being Digital Natives. The skit over-emphasized the stereotypes yet, as with most stereotypes, the hype does not match the reality. Battery Ventures commissioned a study with Ipsos, an independent research firm, to look at the social media characteristics of Millennials….

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15 Presidential Perspectives on Freedom and Liberty

Liberty is “freedom from” and freedom is the “power to.” Simply stated. Challenging to uphold. What I mean is: there is an enduring responsibility linked in each. We desire to be free to do what we want in life but our “free life” takes effort and lots of hard work. We also want liberty, being…

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Democracy: 5 Ways You Can Make It More Meaningful

An equal chance. It was what Abraham Lincoln firmly believed about the Declaration of Independence. It “gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance.” The Declaration of Independence delivered the purpose and, eventually, the constitution. Equal chance through…

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