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Report: Healing the American Narrative by Listening to the People

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Good leadership directly impacts your ability to succeed in your role, whether you are an influencer, a thought leader, a corporate executive, or a leader in the government, academic, or non-profit sector. One common complaint from employees, volunteers, and citizens is that leaders don’t listen to the people they lead or govern. There’s too much emphasis on quantitative data without qualitative context and an understanding of the attitudes and frustrations of the people.   The […]

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Why Secularization has Failed Humanity and Where We Go From Here

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Secularism is a concept that has been around for centuries, but it has never been fully embraced as a viable way of life. The idea of secularism is that it is a way of life based on the separation of religion from public life. It is often seen as a way to promote tolerance and understanding between different religious groups. However, the reality is that secularism has failed to live up to its promise.   […]

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How Collective Bias Limits Effective Policy Analysis and Design

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Collective bias can be a formidable opponent in the field of policy analysis. It can cause one to see only what is immediately in front of them and fail to grasp the complexities of the issues at hand. When it comes to mind-control techniques, this can often be the case.   The concept of programming psyches describes the practice of shaping people’s mentalities through conditioning. This is often accomplished through the use of linguistically or […]

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How Mythology Drives Motives Behind Public Policy

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Since the beginning of human history, stories told by oral tradition have included myths and legends. They have helped us make sense of the world, comfort us when things are rough, and shape our understanding of life and the universe. Many people, however, overlook the fact that mythology can also have a significant impact on political systems.   Policies and decisions can be defended, national unity can be fostered, and leaders can find moral direction […]

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Why Listening to the Public is the Only Way to Drive Change

When it comes to political agendas, it is essential to listen to the public. After all, the public will be most affected by the decisions made by politicians. Listening to the public allows politicians to understand their constituents’ needs and wants and craft policies that will best serve them.   For example, in the United States, the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. This act was designed to provide healthcare coverage to millions of […]

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