Tag Archives: Leadership

Brevity Works: Learning from Donald Trump

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I don’t Tweet and I will probably never make much use of my Twitter account. That being said, I keep flashing back to something my good friend Deb Tucker tried to get me to learn when Tweeting first became a fad.  Bette, she told me, it would be very good for you to learn to… Continue reading

Beyond the End: Touring Facebook

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They say that every ending is a new beginning.  I’m not really sure if “they” really say that … but it’s a thought that has occurred to me a great many times over the years.   The first time was in 1986 when my kids and I were on our way to a family reunion… Continue reading

Leadership 2040 … and Social Media

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MoveOn elected Barak Obama to be our President in 2008.  Twitter elected Donald Trump in 2016 … and by now it’s probably a foregone conclusion that social media will be a major influence in every election from here on in.  The “secret” Facebook group called Pantsuit Nation only had about 3 million members when Hillary… Continue reading

Where to from here…. ?

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If the story of the United States of America were a novel, today would mark the end of Part One.  Together as a nation we will begin writing Part Two tomorrow. I’ve been up since early this morning writing because that’s what I do when I need to process my own thoughts.  I needed to… Continue reading

Reflections on Voices and Values – June 4, 1999

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  This one makes me really sad.  I wrote it in 1999 and I still remember the thoughts that were running through my mind that day like it was yesterday.  I don’t think I ever shared it with anyone except for my husband – and maybe Molly’s mother.  The reason for that is that I… Continue reading

Leadership 2020

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The children who were the focus for Leadership 2020 when I began writing about them in 1997 are no longer children.  Their children will soon take their places, and the efforts that were being made 15 years ago to replace a one-size-fits-all school system with one that would support the uniqueness of each individual child… Continue reading