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Presidential Leadership Scholar Nicole Isaac on Americans’ Shared Identity
No matter how may differences we might have, our identity is wrapped up in a common belief in freedom of speech, freedom from tyranny, and majority rule, among other values.
This week, the first meeting of the third class of Presidential Leadership Scholars is being held in Washington, D.C. The goal of the program, which is a partnership among the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson, is to equip Scholars with the skills to become effective leaders.
One essential skill is being able to develop practical solutions for both national and local challenges. Clearly, one of the nation’s most pressing challenges is moving beyond our current clash of values.
Presidential Leadership Scholar Nicole Isaac, a member of the second PLS class, takes on this challenge in the latest issue of The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute. She writes that we cannot forget the shared identify that unites Americans. No matter how may differences we might have, our identity is wrapped up in a common belief in freedom of speech, freedom from tyranny, and majority rule, among other values.
Isaac is among the several Presidential Leadership Scholars who have written for The Catalyst. You can read pieces from PLS graduates Diane Mao, Dean Fealk, and Casey Gerald at these links:
I asked two former presidents how they accomplished big things. Their answers surprised me.
This post originally appeared on www.presidentialleaderhipscholars.org What makes a great leader? I used to think I knew. And then I met Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. On the face of it, the former presidents appear quite dissimilar: they’re from different parties and their administrations often espoused contradictory policies. Yet, both were able to institute bold initiatives to help those less fortunate. And they did it, they say, by putting aside their differences with others in order to achieve common goals. I met the two former presidents through the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program, a bipartisan initiative sponsored by the presidential centers of Lyndon Johnson, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. At a panel discussion I was involved in at this year’s graduation, the two men discussed leadership and critical issues facing our nation. President Clinton told the graduating class a story about attending a din
Updates from the 2019 PLS Annual Meeting
We caught up with alumni from the Presidential Leadership Scholars program during their annual national gathering.
Lessons in Civility
Presidential Leadership Scholar Scott Eisner reflects on his experience in the program.