Too often people assume that leaders come pre-wired with a knack for helping others. Sadly, this is far from the truth in so many communities. How is it that there must be training about being a resource for others? Why do many leaders forget the most reward part of being a leader, serving others?
Category Archives: Community Engagement/Civic Engagement
Who can argue with the unquestionable grace and eloquence of the late congresswoman Barbara Jordan? Not really anyone. Interestingly enough, this week the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will host the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, a week of student-led activities to honor her. As Black History […]
Every November, it is a time to redouble efforts to educate. It is when the National Education Association (NEA) celebrates American Education Week, a collective awareness about the vital needs for every child. This is the 90th annual celebration and the occasion provides an opportunity for leaders around the nation to do more.
Tomorrow marks the 43rd year since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His living legacy leads us to consider how to best consider what he would be the messianic message of Dr. King today given social and political upheavals and perpetual need to re-examine real and perceived strides over the last 40 years. […]
In recent weeks, commencements have been held around the country. It was encouraging to hear words of wisdom shared by noted scholars, politicos, and celebrities. Well, not exactly. The idea is that graduates will go forth and help change the world. We all know that most graduates, and participating family members for that matter, are […]