Washington’s 1st Principles of Exec Leadership excerpt

In 1789, much of America recognized the need for presidential authority and energetic leadership despite the ever-present alarm over the potentially abusive power or weak corruptibility of the office. Nothing signaled these apprehensions over the presidency more than the unanimous election of universally trusted George Washington as the new nation’s first president. To his credit, Washington understood this. Although his celebrity encouraged an elite court-like atmosphere wherever he went, Washington counteracted these tendencies early on with his opposition to a regal title. During the title controversy, he brought to his leadership both a widely admired perspective of republican reserve and a willingness to take cues from the people. By consciously mirroring the views of the majority of his countrymen and women, who disdained regal titles as he did, he encouraged public acceptance of the presidency, which added political legitimacy to the office and the new national government.

Source: George Washington’s First Principles of Executive Leadership | U.S. Capitol Historical Society

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Integral Enlightenment Online Telecourse with Craig Hamilton

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Here at Integral Enlightenment, we’re committed to one thing: empowering Evolutionaries. That means providing you with the tools, training and support you need to be able to fulfill on your highest calling. We’ve recognized that most of us who fall under the label of “evolutionary” are people with noble “evolutionary aspirations” who first need to make a leap in our own evolution to become truly awakened evolutionaries able to serve the creative process at the highest level.

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6 Things I’ve Learned from Pinterest | Cyphera

In Pinterest, you make different boards, like “Décor” or “Food,” and then pin photos or quotes or recipes or whatever to the relevant boards.  Pinterest remembers the last board you pinned to and sets that as the default board for the next pin.  So, if you’re not paying attention, you could be sending out some very strange signals.  It’s one thing when you accidentally pin double chocolate caramel cake onto “Health & Fitness”; it’s quite another when you pin a picture of a baby penguin onto “Yummy Foods.”  And, I don’t know for sure, but I think that accidentally posting “Spicy Asian Meatballs” into “Sexy Men” may be enough to resurrect Freud.  And with no easy way to switch large numbers of pins to other boards, you might just have to live with the implications.

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