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To expand our capacity to make this world a more inclusive and equitable place, we need to rewrite the concept and practice of ‘power’.

“In response to the query, ‘are leaders born or made?’, the appropriate response seems to be both…but perhaps a more important ingredient is the amount and type of developmental experiences that one accumulates to enable personal growth as a leader.”

This article, like the quote from academics George A. Hrivnak…

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On any given day, a Google search of the phrase ‘return to normal’ returns around 5.8 billion results. It’s been the question hanging in the balance for almost 365 days as every American’s life has been upended by the Coronavirus pandemic. Our daily lives are virtually unrecognizable…

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In a speech given on a Spring day in 1954, marine biologist Rachel Carson told the crowd “the more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” In Carson’s book The Sea Around Us

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Dear Mr. President,

You are taking oath as the 46th President of the United States during unprecedented times. On theone hand, your administration must contain the virus, vaccinate the population, and rebuild the economy. At the same time, our country faces many grand challenges beyond this pandemic- such as rising…

So far in our continuing series on developing humanistic leaders we have touched on the pressing need for leaders who can help people, organizations, and the planet thrive in our volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. We also have talked about how the workplace has the potential to be…

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DEI work is like the spider web — perplexing, baffling, but also fascinating and captivating. It is a spider web that symbolizes the infinite possibility of creation, as well as the complexity of our lives. …

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In his book entitled, “ Rethinking the color line ‘, Charles A Gallagher argues,

When it comes to race relations in the United States, we are two nations: the nation we imagine ourselves to be as depicted in the media and the nation we actually inhabit.”

Using this powerful…

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I’ll never forget the slow trudge to work on November 9, 2016.

After staying up most of the night watching election results from an air mattress in my living room (I had moved to DC just weeks before), my dazed exhaustion that morning felt like a shared experience on the…

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