This is a review of a lecture about Rousseau by Jonathan Steinberg from his Great Courses Series ‘European History and European Lives: 1715-1914, Rousseau was a key figure in the expression of the modern enlightened man, who influenced both the American and French Revolutions and other key thinkers of the Enlightenment.
Come on, do they really think that humans can stop the development of technology? Energy, climate, genetics, social media, all are going to change. We should be instead working toward an agreement about policies that will be put in place on an international scale, to make these technologies benefit the further development of the human species and the world we live on in a way that can be maintained through mechanisms that ensure accountability.
This year has been unprecedented. It’s been 1918, 1929, and 1968 all wrapped into one. The health, economic, and racial justice crises have taken a physical, emotional, and mental toll on all of us.
In this 2-hour interactive learning session, you will get strategies for building resilience in yourself and those around you. You’ll receive actionable tools to help you and those you lead:
• Increase well-being
• Sustain Energy
• Maintain mental focus
• Stay productive
I thought it would be interesting to learn a little about the history of the land of my paternal ancestors, Sicily. For my first reading I picked a book called Sicily: The History and Legacy of the Mediterranean’s Most Famous Island by Charles River Editors. In this blog I write about the various important points in Sicilian history from 3.3 million years ago through early settlement to Ancient Greek and Roman times, and through changes from Arab to Norman to German to Spaniard to Angevin to Bourbon to Italian unification and finally to the development of the mafia. Showing the connection to migration that occurred mostly in the late 19th century.
Our first session for our third season is about how to live your mission in a leadership role. Join us on Thursday September 10th at 7 PM for this experience.
Just a few readings and activities I have been pursuing recently. I may have more to write about these in future posts.
The third year syllabus for the Community Leadership Development Program 2020-2021 Season is now available.
This Session of the Community Leadership Development Program looks at how being vulnerable is a key part of leadership, and what steps can be taken to be more vulnerable as a leader.
In this video we look at some of the challenges of stepping into leadership. How is the leader called to understand and balance the often competing interests of organizational and personnel priorities. We also provide tools for you to use in your thinking about these issues.
Researching this blog I learned a little about why slavery and the social construct of racism developed strongly in the USA from the founding of slavery in 1619 in Jamestown, Virginia.