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Political Leadership

On Cuba, Obama Goes Long and Castro Holds On

Ted Piccone | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Ted Piccone

It's hard to overstate the sense of relief that was felt in both Washington and Havana as Obama and Castro announced a breakthrough in such long-running hostility. It's worth taking a moment to understand how both sides got to this point and why it portends a major shift in U.S. foreign policy and potentially, in Cuban society.

No French for Leadership?

Olivier Oullier | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Olivier Oullier

In these troubled times, where political leadership is shaken, a new class of French politicians should arise and seize the opportunity to improve the state of their country and its global positioning.

The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.31.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How do you they lead their people well and subsequently bring about change on a global scale? Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris conducted an extensive seven-year global research study that focused on fifteen high-performing organizations in business, sports and education to find out the answers to these questions.

Jesus the Strategist: -Part I

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Palm Sunday is only one week away. Have you ever stopped to think about what Jesus did the week before the original Palm Sunday?

The Edmund Muskie Brand of Leadership

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Muskie, as a legislator and national figure, practiced a brand of political leadership that coupled a unique level of skill with a genuine commitment to a politics of democratic process.

Nelson Mandela's Leadership Legacy to Us

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices
Robert V. Taylor

When Mandela reappeared on the world stage on February 11, 1990 he told the world, "Our long march to freedom is irreversible." In that moment it was clear he had never left the world stage; he was re-entering it with even greater moral gravitas.

Leadership Begins With Character

Elizabeth Gilbert | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Gilbert

I don't know how many more chances I will get to live in a country that is managed by a leader of emulation-worthy intelligence and dignity. But I would at least like another four years of admiring the most powerful person in the world, and that is why I am voting for Barack Obama.

Searching for Logic in the Bubbles of Ballyhoo

Ilias Sourdis | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Ilias Sourdis

Once we burst the glittering bubbles of Ballyhoo and come face-to-face with reality, we can see without any doubt the continuous deterioration of the quality of life in our world.

God Give Us Men

Al Checchi | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

During these difficult times, as the holiday season approaches and we contemplate the forthcoming national elections, the words of Josiah Gilbert Holland penned over a century ago speak to our shared desires for able and worthy leadership.

Are Political Negotiations Dead?

William Pierce | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
William Pierce

Given the passion and commitment and monumental issues the Founders struggled over and compromised over -- most of them were, after all, willing to die for their beliefs -- it is hard, perhaps impossible, to understand our politicians today.

For the Record

Al Checchi | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

Our two national political parties mirror their extreme "Orange County" and "San Francisco" counterparts, championing rigid ideology over common sense. Small wonder only 15 percent of Americans have confidence in the federal government.

Change Making

Al Checchi | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

Many Americans fear that we are at a tipping point and our best days are behind us. I believe that the fundamental strength of our country is undiminished. It is our political leadership that is failing us.

Sarah Palin -- The Learning Channel

Laura Mola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Mola

Can Sarah Palin truly be a learning channel, a conduit that sparks us to learn, grow, change for the better? Some of us don't agree with most of her a...

It Takes A Movement: The Next Steps

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Neither the left nor the right has the answers to our most pressing problems, though each will continue to say that it does. So we have to focus on the spiritual and moral values that bring us together.

The Need to Lead

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

A large part of the pervasive distrust of our political institutions and elected officials reflects the continuing inability of a system to do what we need and not what we want.

The Latino 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not Criticize the "Leaders"

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

The Latino activist community has by any objective standard failed in its stated mission of achieving immigration reform.