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Topic For Thanksgiving: “Principles – discuss!”

Mike Magee This Thanksgiving, more than most, our country finds itself reaching for guidance and direction. I offer my own thoughts, and those of my muses for consideration. “Principles” – discuss. _______________________________________________________ The principles most people aspire to live by come quite naturally to mind because they simply feel right, or sound right to the […]

How To Defeat Donald Trump in 2018 and 2020.

Mike Magee It is still early, but I believe Trump may survive immediate impeachment, though a number of his loyal followers may not be so fortunate. This means that those who oppose Trump – both Republicans and Democrats – need to be prepared for elections in 2018 and 2020. After a recent post on the […]

David Brooks: Remarkable Essay on Positive vs. Negative Leadership.

Mike Magee For over three decades, I’ve been following and contributing to the literature on leadership – most specifically on the traits that separate positive leaders from negative leaders. This past week, David Brooks wrote an editorial in the New York Times focused on Donald Trump’s leadership, and reacting to a Wall Street Journal editorial […]

Emancipating Pragmatism: Emerson, Ellison, Hillary, Donald, The New Museum, The ADAP Association and African American Health.

Mike Magee In the shadow of Monday’s Presidential debate, expected to attract close to 100 million viewers, this has been a week of remarkable highs and lows for African Americans. Today President Obama will preside over the official opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, […]

A Call For Positive Leadership Across The Ages

Mike Magee This has been a week of past, present and future. This week I completed Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”. (1) In her introduction, the author states, “”I find that after nearly two centuries, the uniquely American story of Abraham Lincoln has unequalled power to captivate the imagination and to inspire emotion.” In […]

Reflections on Positive Leadership on the Anniversary of 9/11

Mike Magee As with many Americans and people around the world, September 11 will always be a day for reflection, a quiet day, a solemn day. The fact that our family was living and working in New York City on the day of the attack; the fact that I conducted a number of commissioned surveys […]

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