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Leading from Within: History Calls Us Today to Live the Best Story for Ourselves and Our Nation

The votes are in and counted. Now it’s up to us, as citizens who have a stake in the results, to be the leaders and followers we are called to be. And that means knowing who we are and what we want, so we can build the bridges we need to be the nation and […]

A Nail Biting Day for America: Voting in a Contentious Time

Is anyone else having trouble focusing on work? I am doing all sorts of smaller tasks, and trying to avoid the news, longing for distraction, anxious, hopeful and scared. It’s the day we vote, and decide the fate of our country for the next four years. On this day, our vote is our leadership, but […]

Why Vote? Because there is no such thing as NOT Voting. #EricLiu

Check out this Ted Talk by Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University in Seattle, WA. He makes a compelling argument that there is no such thing as not voting! Even if we aren’t happy with the exact leader we’re voting for, voting is automatic in our system, even if we don’t exercise that vote. And […]

Donald Trump: Breaking all the rules of good leadership

According to Schumpeter, of Economist fame, Donald Trump is a living example of power driving a leader out of leadership and into a whole new realm, moving past self-confident into self-centered. And that’s a dangerous move, for many reasons. “Making people more self-confident is good. But power also makes them more self-centred. In one study, […]

Black Friday, Zombie Deals and the Economic Burden on American Followership

Zombie hordes figured prominently in the 2012 US election hoo-ha. We had the general Halloween zombie cartoons about brainless followers of the wrong candidate. (Republican or Democrat, everyone was slapped with that accusation at some point!) And Joss Whedon’s brilliant celebration of Romney’s vision to create Zombie Apocalypse made “Zomney” a catch word of the […]

Obama’s Re-Election: Leading a Divided Nation

Now is the time for authentic leadership. The great irony of our current situation is that we are facing both a cliff and a standoff. Obama has won the election, through the system of the electoral college, despite the equally divided popular election. The states prevailed, ironically, over the candidate whose party argues for increased […]

Important questions about Faith: Romney, Mormonism and the End Times

REBLOGGED FROM TIKKUN DAILY: Romney: “The war that’s coming to kill all the Jews – our church believes that.” by: David Harris-Gershon on November 3rd, 2012 Mitt Romney’s end-times theological beliefs have largely remained in the shadows during this election. However, a secretly-recorded video has resurfaced from Romney’s first presidential run, bringing renewed attention to Romney’s apocalyptic […]