It is strange to me that a simple change of date can lead to so much reflection and renewal, yet I find myself entering 2012 with a sense of calm and a revived sense of optimism.
I live 15 blocks from the house I grew up in, so I realize I may have a slightly different perspective about the notion of “community” than others.
Leadership is something many, many books have been written about, but when it comes to applying it in real life…well, that’s a different story.
One of the key arts of leadership is not to just listen, but also to learn and integrate. It takes all of these steps to create authentic engagement.
During the recent debt ceiling debate, a Southern lawmaker said something to this effect during an interview on National Public Radio. I smiled then and I smile every time I think about this quote.