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  • Are You a Manager or a Leader?

    The client sitting across the table sipped his coffee and leveled a stare at me. “What I need,” he said, “is not more leaders. I need followers that will follow and managers that will manage.” When I asked him to expand a bit on this, here was his paraphrased response: We have enough

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    The Chinese World Order

     Reprinted from: Andrew J. Nathan October 12, 2017 Issue The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region by Michael R. Auslin, Yale University Press, 279 pp., $30.00 Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers Are Remaking Global

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    Choose Courage

    My heart raced. I cracked wise while trying not to “white knuckle” the pegs as I climbed some 80 feet into the air and prepared to cross the log suspended between two 120-year-old Douglas firs. I paused and took a deep breath as I tried to ignore the distracting calls of encouragement from my

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    Those who have attended my American history classes or seminars on ethics and values will recall my assertion that "in order for a Nation to be healthy, it must be composed of citizens that share a common mythos." Author Wilfred McClay asserts that Americans "have, in some measure, lost our guiding

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    Why Authoritarianism May Be On the Rise

    By Yascha Mounk | March 1st, 2017 Why is democracy in trouble? Long before democracy’s global slump became conventional wisdom, Yascha Mounk was warning that support for democracy was on the decline in the world’s most advanced societies.   In a paper published in the Journal of

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