Friday, June 2, 2023: Twice a week we bring you informational, educational, inspirational, and entertaining messages. This edition showcases the following topic:
- Friday Inspiration and Fun.Leadership is a reciprocal process of motivating individuals and mobilizing resources in pursuit of goals shared by members of a group, organization, or community. As an aspect of group innovation and problem-solving behavior, leadership involves the clarification of group goals, the communication of strategies for goal achievement, the initiation of structure in interaction and expectation, and the assumption of responsibility for results. The article linked here unpacks that definition bit by bit: https://ourbetterangels.org/unpacking-our-working-definition-of-leadership
- Coming Up on Tuesday– Information and Education.
All of our previous articles are available at the
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Check out some of our favorite Good Causes
- Ripon College https://ripon.edu
- Kiwanis International https://www.kiwanis.org
- Circle K International https://www.circlek.org
- Ripon Wisconsin Noon Kiwanis Club Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/riponnoonkiwanisclub
- Rotary Internationalhttps://www.rotary.org
- The League of Women Voters https://www.lwv.org
- Lions International https://www.lionsclubs.org
- US Chamber of Commerce https://www.uschamber.com
- US Main Street Programs https://www.mainstreet.org
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Abraham Lincoln is universally regarded as the most revered president in American history. Lincoln ended his first inaugural address as follows: "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
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- We share stories about our core values – courage, compassion, continuous learning, community service, and fun.
- We challenge others to fear not, pay attention, think twice, and help the helpers.
- We celebrate education, moral behavior, servant leadership, and good humor.
- We fight against fear, hatred, ignorance, apathy, and greed.
- We choose collaboration over competition, hope over cynicism, harmony over unity.
- We believe that the meek have already inherited the earth.
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Our Better Angels helps you help others through support for your own Good Cause as well as other Good Causes supported by other members of the Better Angels Community. You bond with your Good Cause; they bond with their Good Causes; and you all build bridges in a network of Good Causes.
In a monumental study, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, psychologist Steven Pinker marshals an enormous array of historical evidence to demonstrate that human beings are much more peaceful and generous than we used to be.
In 2020, we are celebrating six historic anniversaries related to the work of Our Better Angels.
Over the long haul, truly effective leadership always starts and ends with a feeling for and about the people involved.