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1 month ago

Meet FDR’s Backbone: Frances Perkins–An Extraordinary Woman Leader

Jim Taggart · Franklin Delano Roosevelt rates as being one of America’s greatest presidents, probably in the top three. Yet he was despised by many during his ascendancy to president and during his four term tenure. And he is still reviled by right-wing conservatives and some Republicans. · FD ...

1 year ago

Effective Leaders Engage in Collaboration and Respect

Jim Taggart · Many lessons are and will continue to be learned from the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and resulting Covid-19 illness. In particular, the history book will not be kind to our society, notably the contradictory and inconsistent leadership shown by national and sub-national leaders around t ...

1 year ago

Strong Leaders Initiate Action—Do Something!

Jim Taggart · Dateline: March 1933 · “Old people were particularly vulnerable. Guaranteed pensions were a rarity in the 1930s; workers expected to save for their retirements or work until they died. But bank failures stole their savings, and unemployment their liveihoods….Some moved in with th ...

1 year ago

A Call for Leadership: Building Hope, Expectations and Delivery during a Pandemic

Jim Taggart · “Out in the farm country, anyone connected to liquidation lived in fear of being lynched. A Kansas lawyer who handled a foreclosure was found dead in a field. An Iowa judge was dragged from the bench, stripped and beaten. Soon, spiked telephone poles and logs blocked the entrance ...

2 years ago

“GIVE ME A BREAK!” Real Female Leadership in Action

Jim Taggart · How many of you remember the 2007-08 Democratic Party’s leadership nomination process for President of the United States? It got a tad nasty, though nothing like the 2012 Republican Party spectacle. How many of you recall President Bill Clinton’s vindictive attack on then candida ...

4 years ago

Meet FDR’s Backbone: Frances Perkins–An Extraordinary Woman Leader

Jim Taggart · Franklin Delano Roosevelt rates as being one of America’s greatest presidents, probably in the top three. Yet he was despised by many during his ascendancy to president and during his four term tenure. And he is still reviled by right-wing conservatives and some Republicans. · FD ...

4 years ago

The Youth Conservation Corps: Has Its Time Arrived?

Jim Taggart · Little is being done to address the job plight of younger workers in Canada and the United States. Yet they have a lifetime ahead of them in the labor market and will be expected to help support the huge numbers of Baby Boomers and seniors in their retirement years. The slow job ...

5 years ago

21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps: A Leadership Call to Action

Jim Taggart · Sometimes a great idea is staring you in the face. Indeed, such an idea may have been introduced many years ago to phenomenal acclaim. And then time went on, and people and subsequent generations forgot about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way, nor should it. Great ideas can ...

5 years ago

Tolerating the Tolerance of Intolerance

Jim Taggart · We’ve become a community of voyeurs, titillating in the humiliation, pain and travesties experienced by others. The media, omnipresent in this voyeuristic universe, has become a master in the art of instantly capturing and reporting on the salient details of a smorgasbord of luri ...

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