Stubbornness is Never a Good Leadership Trait or Virtue

Stubbornness is sometimes viewed as a positive leadership trait. It is not. Stubbornness becomes an excuse for self-centered, ineffective leadership.

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When Listening Isn’t Enough

The journey toward common ground is one of many, many steps. Listening carefully is important, but what happens when our biases and filters muck up the process? Here’s how to move forward when listening isn’t enough.

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Trust and Engagement: A Leadership Jolt to Act

Trust and engagement are declining. We need a leadership jolt and reboot our practices to raise trust and engagement to better levels.

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Finding Our Citizenship Soul

Some may view the past year with a sense of excitement while others view it as turmoil. In either view, finding our citizenship soul is critical, and we need to begin in several areas.

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Millennials: Smart Cities Need Smart Citizens

To achieve a Smart City model, Smart Citizens need to rise up, and Millennials need to take the lead. Smart Citizens will focus on policy and solutions.

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Leaders: Have a Sense of History

Leaders are missing a sense of history. A sense of history is important in business, education, nonprofits, and government.

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We Can Do Better

We can do better. With current events of Millennials, harassment, National Anthem, and rising anxiety, it seems we can do better.

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Lessons from the Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, Americans stopped what they were doing, went outside, and looked at the sky. A natural occurrence helped us find some common ground.

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Going Deeper: American Cities in Decline or Reinvention

America’s cities are at a crossroads. Some say our cities are in a decline. Others say a reinvention is underway. Let’s go deeper in our thoughts and conversations.

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Start a Conversation on America’s Cities

America’s cities are at a crossroads. Some say our cities are in a decline. Others say a reinvention is underway. Let’s start a conversation.

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4 Common Ground Lessons from Last Chance U

The common ground lessons from Last Chance U, a Netflix documentary, will help leaders working with folks who seem reluctant to achieve.

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One Common Ground

Writer Kern Carter shares how the research for his latest novel helped him to discover a road to common ground by listening to the stories of others.

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