Idea Starters

“We live in a time where government is not a leadership thing, it’s more a business that’s out there and running riot, so I guess the people have to go out there and say stuff.”
Yahoo Serious

Is it fair to say that our national leadership is money? After all isn’t it money that is running (or is it ruining) everything? CSW

“On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement.”
Fredrik Bajer

Leadership for peace, nice idea, but not as long as there are things thought to be gained by violence. CSW

“Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.”
John Naisbitt

Coercive leaders look for the parade and want to be in front, character leaders are chosen for the front by people who want to follow that person. CSW

“I’m not up on the Internet, but I hear that is a democratic possibility. People can connect with each other. I think people are ready for something, but there is no leadership to offer it to them. People are ready to say, ‘Yes, we are part of a world.'”
Studs Terkel

The internet shows how commercial the world has become, the call is for leadership that can use it as a force for good and progress, not just, or perhaps instead of, financial gain. CSW

“The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming – all these are very clearly tied to energy.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

When leadership is directly tied to money, usually it is corrupt. CSWCSW


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