Month: November 2016

Election 2016: Make America Grateful Again It is time to make America grateful again. The 2016 contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go down in American history as one of our most divisive and rancorous elections. The divide between left and right was deep when it began, deepened during the process, and has never seemed deeper than it is right now. At this writing, four days after the election, protests and riots continue to plague American cities as thousands refuse to accept the outcome. “Never Trump” has never been more alive. Vociferous and often profanity-laden protests have devolved into assaults on citizens, police,...

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Leadership 101: Make no place for foolish pride

As you read the following, keep in mind: Effective leadership requires a certain vulnerability. They say confession is good for the soul. So, here goes: It is a sad fact of my flawed nature that, too often, the less certain I am on a matter, the more vociferous and vehement my argument. In other words, if I am not careful, the less I know, the more I say. [hr] the less I know, the more I say. [hr] This proclivity arises from pride. The “need” to win an argument or be perceived as right trumps the nobler pursuit of...

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