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23 05, 2017

Think Global Act Local: The Key to Relevant U.S. Jobs in the Future

By | 2017-05-23T17:25:19+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Think globally. Act locally. The phrase entered the zeitgeist decades ago as a call for individuals and communities to consider the long-term impact of their actions on the environment.  It has since evolved into use by global businesses as a strategy to serve specific markets and a reason to support [...]

12 03, 2017

Silly Season – When Facts Aren’t True and the Truth Isn’t Factual

By | 2017-03-13T20:01:27+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The town where I live is a microcosm of the entire country. Most people – especially those who don’t live here – would disagree with my assertion. I am fortunate to live in a community that is economically better off than the U.S. population as a whole. Citizens enjoy a [...]

19 02, 2017

The Truth About Jobs in America … And What It Means for You

By | 2017-02-19T23:56:06+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The genuine desire to increase the number of middle class jobs may be one of the only pieces of common ground on the American political landscape.  The actual definition of “middle class” varies based on where you live, but the desire is universal. The most commonly accepted formula for determining [...]

29 01, 2017

Five Leadership Lessons from President Trump … So Far

By | 2017-01-29T16:48:39+00:00 January 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Leadership is about the ability to influence the hearts and minds of others to take action. Regardless of your love or hate for President Trump, his unorthodox win and first 10 days in office offer lessons for every leader. Clarity and consistency of message creates connection. Candidate Trump occasionally “clarified”, but [...]

23 07, 2016

Who Changed?

By | 2016-10-29T15:28:59+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Something or more likely someone has changed over the past 20 years. Way back in the mid-1990’s I offered a development program titled Integrity-Driven® Leadership. One of the exercises asked participants to list leaders they admired for their integrity and those that they didn’t. Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican candidate [...]

24 08, 2015

Who Should Run the Government: CEO or Politician?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:08+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Tags: , , |0 Comments

From Scott McKain: “Elected political leader as manager” is a dated, misplaced notion.  Let’s change our thinking about the jobs of those we elect to significant positions. I never thought Jack Welch was an expert on nuclear power or broadcasting – even though GE did both while he was CEO. [...]

28 04, 2015

The Abdications that Led to Baltimore

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:14+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

It is time to face the truth. The riots in Baltimore and elsewhere should have been anticipated and could have been avoided. They occurred because we – the American people – abdicated our leadership responsibilities for decades. It wasn’t necessarily conscious or malicious abdication. Benign neglect has the same result. [...]

26 11, 2014

Who’s Responsible for Ferguson?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:21+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The death of Michael Brown and the subsequent events are a tragedy. Everywhere you look someone is blaming an individual or group for the anger, hurt, riots, looting, building burning, and feelings of injustice that have invaded our consciousness. No one person or group is responsible for this tragedy. The [...]

3 11, 2014

Who Creates Jobs?

By | 2014-12-01T17:33:50+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent political commentators into high gear with her statement that businesses and corporations don’t create jobs. She went on to say that trickle-down economics has proven to be a poor tool to create jobs and that her husband did more to help working families [...]