Today more than ever we need leaders who are visionary, have integrity and strive for equity. These leaders need to be diplomatic and efficient to make things happen, but nasty enough to fight the battles that need to be fought in order to transform this world and to make it a world worth living in.
Engaged and accountable employees are more important than ever to your organization's success. Why would you allow a relic from decades past to be the missing link that contradicts your values? The true test of what you really believe about the importance of people and performance is your response when things go wrong.
As an American citizen and a 9/11 widow whose husband was brutally murdered by 19 radical Sunni terrorists, I'd like these appointed and elected officials to immediately explain their indefensible positions with regard to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its now clearly evident role in underwriting and logistically supporting radical Sunni terror groups worldwide.
Our society emphasizes friends, family and co-workers as essential parts of our emotional and professional support system. Friends can offer distraction and encouragement, family members give unconditional love and co-workers may provide a sense of camaraderie and even professional advice. However, there are times when we need a fourth type of support: A Personal Board of Directors.
Such economic citizenship programmes, which are being run by several small island states in the region, have raised concerns that terrorists, criminals and other shady characters could buy Caribbean passports to evade justice, slip into Europe and North America through the back door, or squirrel away billions in stolen public money in tropical tax paradises.
Currently, school funding provides roughly equal resources to address vastly unequal needs. It is the single greatest point of discrimination in our educational system. Even in affluent districts, concentrated achievement gaps often reflect racial and socioeconomic segregation at the neighborhood level that magnify these unequal needs.