Getting to Know You: The Value of Time Together

By Thom Little Ph.D. In my last blog, I introduced you to Donna Red Wing and Bob Vanderplatt and the power of a simple cup of coffee to break down barriers, build friendships and change lives. In today’s post, I want to tell you about the power of planes, trains, busses and translators to do [...]

By |2019-11-27T12:58:32-05:00November 27th, 2019|Ethics and Leadership|

Bridging the Divide with Just a Cup of Coffee

By Thom Little, Ph.D. America is a divided nation. Everybody knows that. Everything we read and everything we hear or watch tells us that. We disagree on policies. We disagree on politics. We watch different cable networks. We read different websites. We follow different people on Twitter and Instagram. Democrats don’t like Republicans. Liberals don’t [...]

By |2019-09-13T12:26:26-05:00September 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Responsible Leadership in The Jayhawk State: Mixing Oil and Water

By Thom Little, Ph.D. This weekend more than forty state legislative leaders from across the country will gather at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for SLLF’s Spring Leadership Forum. Responsible Leadership: Working Together to Restore Confidence in Our Democracy will feature several state legislative leaders who are practicing the art of cross-party [...]

By |2019-04-29T18:02:12-05:00April 29th, 2019|Ethics and Leadership|

I Found a Dinosaur!

By Thom Little, Ph.D. I found a dinosaur- or at least something that I thought had become as extinct as the dinosaur: a high profile, competitive statewide campaign that was about issues and not personalities. In fact, it appears that the two candidates actually liked each other and treated each other with respect and dignity. [...]

By |2019-02-21T12:30:01-05:00February 21st, 2019|Ethics and Leadership|

Our New Year’s Resolution: A More United Nation

By Thom Little, Ph.D. As we sit at the threshold of another new year with all of the possibilities and challenges it holds, I want to propose a new year’s resolution on behalf of SLLF for 2019: We resolve to do everything we can to bring this great nation together behind the democratic values and [...]

By |2019-01-03T16:27:43-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Ethics and Leadership|

SLLF Appoints New Board Members for 2019

Eleven new legislative leaders have been appointed to the State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF) board at its annual Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas on November 30, 2018. The board also welcomes new Chair, Connecticut Senate President, Martin Looney and Vice Chair, Wisconsin Speaker, Robin Vos. “I’m eager to work with this great new group [...]

By |2018-12-06T16:59:57-05:00December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|