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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 […]

Walt Whitman on Election Day: The Power of the Vote!

Hereʻs insight into the importance of by Americaʻs maverick genius visionary leader, the poet Walt Whitman. Election Day, November, 1884 If I should need to name, O Western World, your powerfulest scene and show, ‘Twould not be you, Niagara–nor you, ye limitless prairies–nor your huge rifts of canyons, Colorado, Nor you, Yosemite–nor Yellowstone, with all […]

Soon we vote — what good followers will avoid

As we approach the polls, there’s one main thing to remember. DON’T vote for someone just because someone else tells you it’s a good idea. DO YOUR RESEARCH! Beware the lemming effect.

Binders full of women: Romney’s leadership blinders where women are concerned…

Mitt’s Binders and the Missing Women Amy Davidson’s New Yorker blog says it best: “For Mitt Romney, in the second Presidential debate, women always seemed to be elsewhere. This was not the only reason that he lost the debate—and a chance to put the election away—but it was one of them.” If you look at […]

Voting Consciously: The Illusion of Hero-Leaders

Kenneth Mikkelsenʻs article, “Leaders in Search of Followership,” opens up some fascinating ideas that we need to consider in order to vote consciously, paying attention to our American need for heroes in hard times. This archetypal hunger, so deep we can hardly contain ourselves from hoping, can either serve us or defeat us. It depends […]