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Polluting your talent

People don't choose what's best; they choose what they are the most comfortable with. Consequently, how you present yourself and your ideas is more powerful than who you really are.

By Garrison Wynn | September 20, 2010; 12:40 AM ET | Comments (5)

Personal appeal

Adrian Fentye keeps to a rigorous schedule, stays very fit, maintains focus on his goals, is able to multi-task and produce very effective results -- and many people dislike him for all of that.

By Patricia McGuire | September 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (10)


An empathetic leader can focus his or her vision, structure his energy, and motivate managers. But it's very difficult to transform leaders who only possess management expertise.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | September 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Feel my pain, please!

People want their feelings noticed and even justified. The leader who acknowledges and shares the feelings of those he leads has tapped into a powerful dynamic.

By Hile Rutledge | September 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Activism's new look

Today, even though injustices continue, the world in which we live is very different.The struggle and resolution is very individualized.

By Cleve Francis | May 6, 2010; 04:24 PM ET | Comments (3)

Where's the passion?

Social movements today don't seem to have the organization or passion that they did back in Dorothy Height's era. Let's face it -- online protests don't have the same impact as the marches of the 1960s.

By Jan Scruggs | May 6, 2010; 04:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

A new type of activism

In the Internet age, 'people' skills and personalities have been replaced with organizational skills and networking savvy.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | May 6, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

New days, new ways

People are going about change differently, using the tools of the 21st century to take up contemporary initiatives. The results will be different as well.

By Seth Kahan | May 6, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Time of the wimps

Are people are not standing up for social movements like they used to? Or are we just running out of truly important things to stand up for?

By Garrison Wynn | May 6, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

The new frontier

Today's greatest leaders can see beyond what most of us see as possible and live their lives and teach their students from a place of deep peace and inner freedom.

By Jeanine Cogan | May 6, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

The revolution continues

Some say the social movements of the 20th century are no longer necessary -- an African American is now president of the United States, a woman is speaker of the House. Does that mean 'the revolution' is over? Certainly not.

By Patricia McGuire | May 6, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

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