“When access is limited for one, it’s limited for all.” ~Helen House
CTI Leadership program graduate Parisa Khosravi is no stranger to the power of language. Her distinguished career as a journalist and CNN executive is a testament to how words can transform our reality, both on a personal level and globally.
The so-called war on ethics continues to rage in Washington, D.C., with the president-elect’s business interests at the centre. While the expression “people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” immediately comes to mind, perhaps we should be grateful that politicians themselves are, for once, openly discussing the role of ethics in government.
As Donald Trump takes office as the 45th president of the United States, he will face a set of challenges unlike any he has faced before. Primary among these is the challenge of building and fostering a cohesive, passionate vision for the nation.
The holiday season is filled with family gatherings, acts of service and gift giving, and a pause from the pulse of our busy lives. Yet with all of the gatherings and events, we can find ourselves clamoring for space, a breath of fresh air to release natural tensions that arise.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, results from the U.S. presidential election came in. Simultaneously, a cacophony of noise from both sides, ranging from elation to dismay, filled the space.
If you’re like me, watching the political landscape both nationally and internationally has become gut-wrenching. With each side becoming ever more entrenched in its own perspective and biases, we all seem less willing to explore other angles and listen to the perspectives of others. It seems impossible to find any real solutions to this perceived gridlock, as the issues themselves continue to persist and even worsen.
When was the last time you led through laughter? Whether your intent is to shift the tone in an intimate conversation with your partner or reignite an organizational vision in the boardroom, laughter can be a powerful tool for leadership.
Amid reports of the deteriorating Syrian peace talks and mounting tension in relations between the U.S. and Russia, my mind has turned increasingly toward a leader’s commitment to impeccable speech in their responsibility to forge life-affirming, sustainable relationships.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last Friday for his work to bring a ceasefire to the 50-year Colombian civil war. While the peace accord itself remains tenuous, the Norwegian Nobel Committee sees the award as a means to bolster the ongoing peace efforts.