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SLLF Knows How to Pick’em!

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. At SLLF, we are not accustomed to tooting our own horn, but in this case, “toot toot!” Last week, the Governing Institute Women in Government Leadership Program announced its 2016 class and it included five graduates of SLLF’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). This feat is even more impressive when you [...]

By | 2017-08-24T13:03:24+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Ethics and Leadership|

Leading Millennial Matt

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. This summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Representative Mathew Wollmann of South Dakota at SLLF’s Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. At 24 years of age, Rep. Wollmann was the youngest member of an impressive class and many of us took to calling [...]

By | 2017-08-24T13:03:24+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Ethics and Leadership|

Winning Elections is Not Enough

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. During the first week of July, I was honored to spend three days with state legislators from all over the country under the tutelage of Dr. Ed Freeman and other fine members of the faculty of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Among the many insightful and thoughtful [...]

By | 2017-08-24T13:03:24+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Ethics and Leadership|

Our Future Is Bright

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. I know many of you are used to reading negative things about politicians and how the world — because of liberals or conservatives, Republicans or Democrats, etc. — is “going to hell in a handbasket.” However, today I want to offer some hope and some good news. Based on time [...]

By | 2017-08-24T13:03:24+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Ethics and Leadership|

A Fundamental Rule of Ethical Leadership – Don’t be an idiot!

by Kenneth G. Morton, Assistant Director of Curriculum Development & Research In September, SLLF and the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership will be offering the 2015 Upper Midwest Ethics and Leadership Summit for legislators from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Relatedly, SLLF has been working with the Governing Institute on a [...]

By | 2017-08-24T13:03:24+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Ethics and Leadership|

Lessons From the White House: The Importance of Leadership “Abilities” Part II

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. A few weeks ago, I posted an article about four “abilities” associated with effective leadership: likeability, capability, credibility and adaptability. Over the last few weeks, it occurred to me that if I can take a little more liberty with the English language (two of the three “abilities” are not valid [...]

By | 2017-08-24T13:03:24+00:00 June 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|