Kearns Goodwin draws on moments in history to act as stories that we can remember and apply to our own experiences. In the lesson, “Making Informed Decisions,” she details how building consensus and healing partisan division was exceptionally important to Lyndon Johnson as he was seeking to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Johnson personally credited (Republican) Minority Leader Everett Dirksen for the bill’s passing. As Kearns Goodwin puts it, “he realized that Dirksen—just like he himself, Lyndon Johnson—cared about how history would remember him.” This approach created bipartisanship for the Civil Rights Act, Medicare, NPR, PBS, immigration reform, and other historic accomplishments. The takeaway for our everyday lives: don’t seek the lowest common denominator—set your goals, and work to bring consensus to support it. … [Read more...] about Want to be a great leader? Pulitzer-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has tips, directly from U.S. presidents
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Spotify acquiring Bill Simmons and the Ringer? “Depends on the beholder. As a consumer, I’m really interested in what Spotify will do for the Ringer,” he says. “I always had a sense it was a business with the potential to be much bigger than it was. It’s now the difference between taking three years to see what that looks like instead of 10. I don’t see any downsides unless they start pulling exclusivity really aggressively.” … [Read more...] about Podcasting’s best listener launches his own podcast about podcasting. Is this ‘peak podcast’?
Fortunately, if you’re a manager, you can help your employees fight burn out. First, connect with them by proactively checking in. Adam Goodman, director of Northwestern University’s Center for Leadership, says burnout can be remedied through a healthy discussion about life and work. In order to prevent burnout, it comes down to showing compassion and interest in your employees, no matter how small: “An easy starting place is having informal quick ‘connects’ on a weekly basis. They’re as simple as a quick hallway conversation, email, IM, or phone call.” … [Read more...] about 5 reasons why you’re probably procrastinating more right now
Immigrants are more likely to be Democrats, Bhojwani says, because there’s more chance of immigrant-friendly policies. (The report showed 230 Democratic immigrant legislators versus 27 Republicans.) She adds: “I want to be clear that I think the Democratic Party has failed immigrant communities, completely and totally. But the alternative is a party that is against our very humanity.” So, new candidates need to be unafraid of challenging the status quo and transforming the party, in the mold of Tlaib and other members of “The Squad,” now role models for many immigrants. … [Read more...] about There aren’t enough immigrant legislators. Here’s why we need more
India is a special place for us, it's home to the largest communities around the world on Facebook and WhatsApp, and there are a lot of talented entrepreneurs. It is also in the middle of a major digital transformation that's being led by organizations like Jio that over the last four years have put hundreds of millions of Indians on to the internet. And that's a big deal, because when people get access to the internet, digital tools, they are powered to do a whole lot of new things … [Read more...] about RIL AGM 2020: Here’s the full text of Mukesh Ambani’s speech