Archive: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009
The media today -- instant, decentralized, immense -- has more influence than the president and congressional leadership, making decisive policy increasingly difficult.
By Slade Gorton | September 2, 2009; 6:22 AM ET | Comments (3)
Many of the most passionate and entrepreneurial nonprofit leaders believe they can have a greater impact by building innovative, effective, and uncompromising solutions outside of government
By Paul Schmitz | September 2, 2009; 6:15 AM ET | Comments (12)
Many of the new "giants" in our midst -- Hillary Clinton, Indra Nooyi, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson -- are women, operating effectively with their inclusive style of leadership.
By Beth A. Brooke | September 1, 2009; 11:49 AM ET | Comments (1)
Senator Kennedy showed that civility is possible even in our highly contentious era. We have to hope more politicians follow his example.
By Yash Gupta | September 1, 2009; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (1)
The diffusion and fragmentation of power, money, media and ideas in our current political culture turns the already-difficult process of producing great political leaders into a real long-shot.
By Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. | September 1, 2009; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (4)
The post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era saw a shift in talent from traditional politics to other fields also dedicated to social change, especially to what has become known as "social entrepreneurship."
By Bill Shore | September 1, 2009; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (12)
Does the public really want giants? Or does it prefer mirrors?
By Mickey Edwards | August 31, 2009; 8:25 PM ET | Comments (2)
I see an enormous wealth of potential giantness in the electoral pipeline.
By Marty Linsky | August 31, 2009; 3:56 PM ET | Comments (1)
There have never been many "giants" in America's (or any country's) politics while they were alive.
By Marshall Goldsmith | August 31, 2009; 2:42 PM ET | Comments (0)
There are now few if any giants in American politics, but I am not alone in believing Barack Obama has the potential for giant-dom.
By Howard Gardner | August 31, 2009; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (0)
Elective office has become an occupation rather a period of time for which leaders leave their normal careers to temporarily do public service.
By David Walker | August 31, 2009; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (1)