Leadership & problem-solving in the news, across the country:
Carly Fiorina says that the country’s treatment of veterans is "shameful."
“Veterans, as a group, should always be lifted up by our communities and our society because they have been willing to put everything on the line for the rest of us,” Fiorina told the Washington Examiner at a veterans-themed workshop for her nonprofit group in Washington, D.C. on Friday.
Democrats say President Trump has brought our political discourse to a new low. They are right. Republicans will say Democrats began the cycle of personal insults (John McCain was “racist,” Mitt Romney was “misogynist,” and Republicans were going to put “y’all back in chains”). Republicans are also right. And as we approach the midterm elections, we are bombarded hourly by countless examples of just how mean and personal our politics has become. If politics is sport, that sport is now a cage match. There is no blow too low and the only thing that counts is winning. As insults and charges are hurled back and forth, what’s a citizen to do?
I have argued in these pages that politics has become about winning, not problem-solving; that while the media may highlight problems, they may actually make some of them worse; and that while “strongmen” claim to be vastly capable all by themselves, real problem-solving requires collaboration.
When then-candidate Donald Trump made disparaging comments about my appearance, many were shocked. I was not. He was not the first man, nor will he be the last, to comment on my appearance — positively or negatively — in an attempt to diminish or distract from my ability to contribute and lead. When I was asked on the presidential debate stage to respond, the answer came easily because this was all-too-familiar territory for me.
Human dignity and the common good are the essential aims of work, attendees heard at the 2018 Principled Entrepreneurship conference in Washington, D.C. The three-day conference is being cosponsored by the Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business and the Napa Institute.
Unlocking Potential Foundation CEO Casey Enders & Managing Director Jeffrey Richardson speak at DC Startup Week about leadership, problem-solving, and managing stakeholders.
Springfield's nonprofit organizations will soon get a boost from Carly Fiorina and the MassMutual Foundation.
MassMutual is working with Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, to provide leadership training to charity and civic groups in the city, Fiorina and MassMutual said this week.
@CarlyFiorina, founder and chair of the Unlocking Potential Foundation met with #PinellasCountyJobCorps student government leaders and encouraged them to see all of life’s possibilities, particularly their own!
We succumb to the temptation over and over: Let’s just hand it over to the guy who promises to take care of everything for us.
One mayor introduced a bill to change the rules, and got the votes to pass it, allowing himself to run for an unprecedented third term. One president claimed to be able to solve all of our problems unilaterally with his pen and phone after having said as a candidate that his nomination would slow the rise of the world’s oceans. A later candidate asked for control of solving the nation’s problems saying, “I alone can fix it.” He would later say, “I am the only one that matters.”
Every organization, regardless of industry, needs a strong leadership team to succeed. This is especially true for nonprofits, where executives, founders and managers need to rally staff, volunteers and donors around a common cause.
But it's not just the C-suite who can provide this type of inspiration and motivation -- leadership can happen at any level of an organization, so it's important to make sure you have a well-rounded team that feels empowered to take charge from wherever they are.
The late, great Aretha Franklin wrote a song called "Who's Zoomin' Who?" She sang of two people, each of whom felt cheated on and victimized by the other, both of whom were engaging in precisely the same behavior. It is an apt analogy for the relationship between our politics and the media.