Posts Tagged ‘American Dream’

Civic Illiteracy Threatens The America Dream

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The American Dream is personal, not public or institutional, in its execution. Attributed to Michael F. Ford It is frustrating to read articles in which the author misrepresents the American Dream.  It is equally frustrating to listen to politicians who refer to the American Dream in speeches, but have no clue what it really is. […]

The American Dream Is Our Nation’s Brand Promise

Monday, February 26th, 2018

The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become. Ronald Reagan   Place branding is a strategy many communities, regions, states and even nations are adopting to help attract and retain […]

Elected Officials Need To Focus More On Enabling The American Dream

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

“The American Dream is inextricably bound to America’s ideals of freedom, equality, justice, and opportunity for all Americans.  … The American Dream is part of our soul.  Without it, America will lose its vitality.” attributed to Roger Fortin (professor Xavier University) I have been working for a number of years to increase awareness of Xavier […]

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Having Tough Employee Performance Conversations

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

I have always found that if you handle a problem in a benevolent and transparent way, and involve other people so it is not just your opinion, people get to the other side of these conversations being more enthusiastic. Quote attributed to David M. Kelley One of the most challenging things about being a leader […]

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Which States Are The Happiest?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Quote attributed to Aristotle What is happiness? Researchers tend to think of it as being satisfied with and having meaning in your life. It is a measure of personal positivity. There are a number of studies that confirm the […]

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Which States Are Considered The Safest?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

The safety of the people shall be the highest law. quote attributed to Marcus Tullius Cicero You don’t have to go any further than the headlines of today’s publications to appreciate the importance of feeling safe in your community. Global jihadists have made this a front and center issue. But Islamism isn’t the only safety […]

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Which States Have the Highest Trust In Government?

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Trust is like an eraser, it gets smaller and smaller after every mistake. Trust in government is not a topic often explored or discussed. That is a problem because the degree of public trust in government is important to understand. Pew Research recently published their National Election Study finding that only 20% of Americans say […]

Which States Offer the Best Education Quality?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. quote attributed to Albert Einstein Eric Hanushek is a professor at Stanford University. He wrote chapter #16 on education quality and economic growth in the book titled “The 4% Solution”.  Eric’s thesis is an economy’s ability to grow (i.e. innovate, […]

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Which States Embrace Entrepreneurial Thinking?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Which states truly value entrepreneurial thinking? Which states seem not to? Is your state listed among the top?

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Which States Are The Most Diversity Friendly?

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. Quote attributed to Stephen Covey There are few topics more emotionally charged than diversity. Nobody likes to see him or herself or have others see them as prejudice. In politics the subject has become a weapon to demonize opponents. Routinely, misogynistic, xenophobic, sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamaphobic are used […]

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