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Archive: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

Correcting the course

Now the elected officers are pursuing their respective visions, which in several cases result in attempts to reverse some decisions by previous leaders. That is the nature and the beauty of our constitutional system...

By Col. Charles D. Allen | January 5, 2011; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (12)

In the blame game, no one wins

Those who want to redo 2008 to 2010 will see the decisions that contributed to the fragility of the economy and that have locked the country into two intractable wars had their origins well before this time frame...

By Katherine Tyler Scott | January 5, 2011; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (3)

House Reps: Don't throw the baby out with the bath water....

A leader does not erase the past. A leader will build off the past to forward his or her agenda. Repealing President Obama's health-care bill will not magically bring back the health-care debate of 2008...

By Coro Fellows | January 4, 2011; 11:52 AM ET | Comments (10)

Prudent leadership is still MIA

At best we can look forward to another year of endless debate and limited progress. It's a bad case of déjà vu that doesn't seem to be getting better...

By Alaina Love | January 4, 2011; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (6)

Confronting our human fallacies

It often seems that, on an innate level, humans are ill equipped to organize effectively, whether it be in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. Our technological capabilities to build and organize networks efficiently over the Internet have far outstripped our social capacities to...

By Sally Blount | January 4, 2011; 11:38 AM ET | Comments (1)

It all depends on your goal

Republican leaders seem focused principally on winning the 2012 presidential and congressional elections. At first I expect them to follow the oppositional course. But as the date of those elections approaches...

By Howard Gardner | January 4, 2011; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

The death of old ways

Effective leaders of change focus on the future without describing the past as wrong. It is almost always unproductive to...

By Carol Kinsey Goman | January 4, 2011; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (2)

Making good on a promise

Republican candidates almost universally promised to repeal the Obama health-care bill during the course of last year's campaign, and that is a promise they must keep...

By Slade Gorton | January 4, 2011; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (19)

Solutions not sound bites

Governance is hard work. It involves putting the needs of others ahead of your own. For leaders, that often means turning down their own egos in an effort to work with other, even bigger, egos...

By John Baldoni | January 4, 2011; 11:13 AM ET | Comments (2)

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