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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The Coming Day After

Big decisions happen on a given day. Although big decisions do not happen every day, we know the big decision or event days when they come. Tomorrow is Election Day in the United States of America, and it is a big day. More than Election Day itself is the coming day after. Tomorrow sets a…

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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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Why Deep Thinking Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Big issues face us – macro and micro. To solve our issues and find common ground we need deep thinking now more than ever.

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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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Avoiding Complacency, Embracing Leadership

I don’t know about you, but every morning when I scan the trends on Facebook and read snippets of news, or click on a trending hashtag on Twitter, I feel overwhelmed. The recent act of terrorism in Charleston, South Carolina, has been yet another reminder that we have much work to do. We have barriers…

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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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Note to Institutions: Change or Be Changed

The Pew Research Center issued a new report entitled “Millennials in Adulthood: Detached from Institutions, Networked with Friends.” The report highlights a muddled mix of good and potentially not-so-good trends. As the introduction states: “The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood… they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by…

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To Err Is Human: How Good Leaders Handle Mistakes

Guest Post by Gregory Fisher If you are in a position of leadership, either in your professional life or in your private life, then you will no doubt be aware that people look up to you and that part of your job is to set a good example that those around you can follow. As…

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Moments of Peace – The Christmas Truce Story

The spirit of Christmas loses luster at times. Family pressures overtake us. Economics burden us. Unfathomable events sink us. Even in challenging times, a Christmas moment catches us off guard, bringing a smile of a warm memory or a burst of gladness. It may not matter if one believes in Christmas or not, the seasonal…

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The Importance of Questions in Conversations

There is an odd thing happening in conversations. When you meet someone new, the conversation is lopsided with only one person asking questions of the other. When an acquaintance or colleague is done answering the questions, they just walk away. It is unfulfilling for the person on the other side. It seems some are eager…

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