Tag: #Leadership


Hillary Clinton’s Must-Watch Speech on Keeping America Safe
16 Dec 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Must-Watch Speech on Keeping America Safe

In the wake of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Hillary Clinton’s comprehensive speech on counter-terrorism was a sober alternative to the bellicose posturing heard at tonight’s Republican debate. Listening to her remarks, it is impossible not to contrast her gravitas, knowledge and resolve with the ignorant braggadocio offered up by Trump, Cruz and other Republican presidential candidates. Fred Kaplan’s Slate article, America’s New Know-Nothings,...

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Is Governor Jerry Brown a Successful Leader?
27 Jan 2015

Is Governor Jerry Brown a Successful Leader?

Would you call Governor Jerry Brown a successful leader?  California’s tax rates are high. Is the sticker shock worth it? When Brown re-took office in the midst of fiscal crisis, we were asked to bear “temporary” higher taxes on the promise that he would balance the budget.  How much of a chance would you be willing to take on such a message? Clearly, Brown has...

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Anita Finlay, Jerry Doyle and the Leadership Test 4/29/2014
30 Apr 2014

Anita Finlay, Jerry Doyle and the Leadership Test 4/29/2014

As Bill Clinton recently pointed out, the media tends to glom on to a narrative and never let go, which often means promoting The Dangerous Allure of the Shiny New Toy in politics to the detriment of those more capable.  As I wrote in my linked article above, Often, voter disappointment with current leadership and big media’s boredom with the experienced pols waiting in the wings...

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