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America before Titanic

Eric Allen

SLLF Curriculum Development and Research

 

I don’t know if you tried being 10, and a boy. When I did it the times seemed gentler, which sounds like something my grandfather would say, and when Granddad was 10 himself, everyone knew how to brush, bridle, and clean up after a horse. McKinley was President. No one […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Hon. William J. Howell: An Inspiring Tale

by Thomas H. Little, Ph.D.

SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research

 

Three weeks ago I posted “Millennial Matt: A Cautionary Tale,” the story of former Representative Matthew Wollman of South Dakota. Matthew’s very promising political future was derailed because of a consensual relationship with an adult legislative intern.

Today, I want to offer a more positive tale […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Millennial Matt: A Cautionary Tale

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research

 

In September of 2015 I wrote a blog I called Leading Millennial Matt. 

In that blog, I referred fondly to Representative Matthew Wollman of South Dakota. I had just met him at SLLF’s Emerging Leaders Program, and felt he represented a new generation of […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

From Tragedy, to Passion, to Action

This past weekend, I had the privilege (and I mean that literally) to participate in an amazing conference hosted by SLLF and the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Strategies that WORK!  featured some of the most informed and inspiring presentations and presenters I have heard in […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Looking to the States to Succeed

 

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research

Some weeks ago, following SLLF’s  New Speaker Orientation, I posted a blog about the many daunting challenges facing new Speakers.

Today I would like to turn the tables, and talk about the great opportunities these new leaders face.

During the New Speaker Orientation, […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Ethics and Leadership|

New Speakers Discover It Ain’t Easy at the Top

 

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research

I had the honor and pleasure to spend time recently with twelve of the nation’s newly elected Speakers of the House, at SLLF’s New Speakers Orientation in Washington, DC. It was a great weekend, and, as always after such meetings, I left encouraged […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Ethics and Leadership|

A Season for Giving Thanks: Zero Based Gratitude!

 

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research

These are challenging times! In many places around the world, tensions are high as peoples and nations attempt to adapt to new social, political and economic realities. Here in America, we await the dawn of a new presidential administration and the many unknowns […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Ethics and Leadership|

The Day After

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research

November 9, 2016

NOTE: This blog was written on Friday, well before the votes were tallied yesterday.

More than thirty years ago (1983), Americans were mesmerized by the made-for-television movie depicting the aftermath of an all-out nuclear war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact nations. […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Ethics and Leadership|

I Don’t Want to Burst Your Bubble….Or Maybe I Do!

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research

A couple of months ago, I posted a blog called “E Pluribus Unum,” in which I described how participants in SLLF’s Emerging Leaders Program were able to set aside partisan and ideological differences to form a cooperative and cohesive unit. As I have […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Ethics and Leadership|

E Pluribus Unum

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research

E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, one. America’s unofficial motto. It is on the Great Seal of the United States and the back of the quarter. It has been used for generations to describe the country, referring to the belief that many nationalities, […]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Ethics and Leadership|