Looking for Political Heroes

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. A few weeks ago, I was privileged to listen to the inspiring words of noted Civil War scholar James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr. as he addressed SLLF’s annual Leadership Roundtable in Scottsdale, Arizona. Among the many insights offered by Dr. Robertson, I was stuck by one in particular: the lack [...]

By | 2017-08-24T13:03:24+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Ethics and Leadership|

American Sniper

By Stephen G. Lakis President, State Legislative Leaders Foundation While in Austin, Texas, recently I had an opportunity to see the movie American Sniper. I wanted to see the movie because I have a high regard for Bradley Cooper’s acting skills and Clint Eastwood is the best at these types of gritty stories. The movie [...]

By | 2017-08-24T13:03:24+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Ethics and Leadership|

From Citizen Kane to Citizen You

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. A few weeks ago, I was visiting Austin, Texas to prepare for our upcoming New Speakers Orientation (January 22-24, 2015). It was one of those rare trips where I am not traveling with family, friends or staff so, while the days were full of meetings, the evenings were free. I [...]

By | 2017-08-24T13:03:24+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Ethics and Leadership|

SLLF’s Gift to You…

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. As I sit wedged in a middle seat on a plane headed to the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures, I begin to ponder what it is that sets SLLF apart from this and other fine organizations and why, given their limited time and hectic schedules, legislative [...]

By | 2014-11-24T22:56:38+00:00 November 23rd, 2014|Ethics and Leadership|

Ethics and Leadership Summit: Stop, Think and Listen

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D In 1972 the Union Pacific Railroad founded Operation Lifesaver, dedicated to increasing awareness of rail safety, and initiated the “Stop, Look and Listen” campaign. As a middle school student, I recall being inundated with brochures, magazine advertisements and public service announcements urging everyone to “Stop, Look and Listen” at railroad [...]

By | 2017-08-24T13:03:24+00:00 November 22nd, 2014|Ethics and Leadership|