Leadership


The Power of Our Example

Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.  Mahatma Gandhi This week in South Carolina the nation witnessed shock and awe. Shock: Nine innocent...

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Beyond Words

God grant me… courage to change the things I cannot change. Much of what happens in our world leaves us initially speechless. Last year I watched the video of the death of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old African-American boy with a toy...

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Uncommon Sense

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. –Albert Einstein I had the pleasure recently of serving as a faculty member for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s newly launched national fellowship, the Community Leadership Network. The Foundation had selected...

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A Day Like No Other

Message to Our Team at I-LEAD Today: “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” This is a big day for our entire team. I am happy to announce that after months...

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Three Important Questions: A Tool for Innovation

Leading creativity and social innovation requires strong organizational tools. One such tool involves beginning with the right questions. As Einstein wrote, “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real...

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Empathy in Eight Minutes

The first duty of love is to listen. — Paul Tillich In 1994, I participated in a short training experience that changed my life. The instructions for the exercise: Be quiet for eight minutes while someone tells you his or her...

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