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Archive for Leadership
Feb 2014 26

“A Great Soldier for Justice”

We will miss the Rev. Angelo B. Henderson, a great soldier for social justice, who worked selflessly for so many in need. At 51 years of age, he passed away last week in his Pontiac home while recovering from leg surgery. Detroit was Rev. Angelo’s “workshop” both when he served on the ministerial staff here […]

Dec 2013 18

Leadership as a Path of Least Resistance

One glaring problem in the world today is leaders who problem-solve along the path of least resistance, taking the easy route, serving and being rewarded by the “ruling class.” It is so much harder for leaders to sit down at the table and think through their problems thoroughly, examining every possible angle, and then presenting […]

Dec 2013 10

Mandela the “Spiritual” Leader

The worldwide and history-making example set by Nelson Mandela’s leadership is a model seldom rivaled or surpassed in the annals of human history. Few people have paid the price in human suffering and rose triumphantly on the world stage as an iconic symbol of hope and reconciliation as did Nelson Mandela. He endured years of […]

Nov 2013 22

John F. Kennedy: the Leader as Learner

This month the nation has observed the memory and legacy of John F. Kennedy as we remembered his untimely death. Kennedy the leader taught us many lessons in his short term as president. One of the primary lessons of his leadership was his willingness to grow and learn while in office. Although Kennedy gained political […]

Nov 2013 19

Let us Now Heal the Great City of Detroit

The restoring of Detroit will be a template for the restoration of America. But, before we can restore, we must first acknowledge our pain and begin healing our wounds. There are many people who are hurting in this town. They have been wounded by the politics of crime and punishment that have devastated their families and communities, […]

Oct 2013 08

Beyond the Politics of Resentment

The “act” of Congress holding hostage representative democracy and shutting down the government to satisfy some primal urge for revenge is rooted in their deep-seated resentment of Obama’s Affordable Care Act – the landmark law which will medically enfranchise millions of people currently living without health care. The political rancor unfolding in Washington is symptomatic […]

Sep 2013 05

A MESSAGE WITHIN A MESSAGE – “Doing Democracy”

“You don’t speak about democracy, you ‘do’ democracy.”                                              Joaquim Chissano, Former President Mozambique Let me say from the outset that, as a rule, I stay away from offering opinions and judgments about international […]

Aug 2013 22

What are Leaders Without the People?

In heaping praises and accolades on great leaders of our time, we often fail to recognize the everyday people who help to make these leaders great. All this week we will observe the mighty work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and of other leaders in the civil and human rights movements. However, […]

Aug 2013 21

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – A Leader’s Leader

The nation is preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which reached its apogee with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” speech. As I look out over the political, social and cultural landscape of our beloved country, the United States of America, I am reminded of Dr. […]

Aug 2013 20

“We Must Not Be Afraid to Really Look at Ourselves and Stop Stoning the Messengers Who Speak the Truth to Us About Us.”

So many of us for so long have been taught to be ashamed of who we are because we do not fit the predominant image and standard profile of acceptable persons. We have been taught to look at ourselves through lenses that are not able to see clearly our true beauty and essence as citizens […]

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