Restoring America's Exceptionality
THE AMERICAN WAY
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POLITICS/BUSINESS/ AMERICAN LIFE
Change is like the first day of school -- scary, exciting, and full of possibilities. Together, we can make it better.
BILL CLINTON HAS A SUPERPOWER; MASTERING IT CAN MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL BEYOND BELIEF
So often, when we are in a polarizing situation in which neither side is willing to budge, it would be great to be able to move the situation out from the sides, into the center so that we can begin to resolve it.
Clinton's ability to listen actively is a skill we can all master with practice. It's not quite as easy as it may seem at first, and it's so worth the effort in resolving issues which seem intransigent, with no ruffling of feathers.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TOOL APPLIES EQUALLY TO RAISING SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN & SOLVING PROBLEMS OF MIDDLE EAST
Stanford psychologist explains distinctions between growth and fixed mindsets, and why labeling leads to stalemated discussions, whereas non-labeling opens possibilities.
UNITING AMERICANS PEACEFULLY
At the Aspen Ideas Festival last month, Three-Star Lt. Gen. Jack Gardner (Ret.) sat down with HuffPost's Daniel Koh to discuss the Franklin Project, which advocates for large-scale civilian participation in service. He also talked about the key lessons he adheres to for a successful and balanced life.
Gardner asserted that while America's diversity is one of its greatest strengths, it can also hold us back. Service, he said, can help mitigate those inherent challenges.
UNIFYING AMERICA PEACEFULLY
"Lt. Gen. Jack Gardner (Ret.) asserted that while America's diversity is one of its greatest strengths, it can also hold us back. Service, he said, can help mitigate those inherent challenges. "We no longer have a common set of experiences," he said. "[The Franklin Project] has the potential to provide an opportunity for up to a million young men and women across the country to spend a year in service and that will help them provide that common experience we don't really have right now."
SUSTAINABILITY, PERSONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IS THE THIRD REVOLUTION
Arianna Huffington's Third Revolution is intended to "change the world that men have designed". She shows how a relentless, driving work ethic not only reduces productivity, but it undermines individual and family health.
CRISIS LEADERSHIP: LESSONS FOR HERE AND NOW, by Dr. Nancy Koehn (Aspen Ideas Festival)
"Another way to describe ‘moral backbone’ is the muscles of moral courage; the morally muscular core of strength on which to draw. It’s about the center of who you are physically and emotionally. That’s what determines our success, not our aids -- technology, assistants, etc."