So I made the trek into Brooklyn yesterday to hang out with my buddy Jon (E5). You ever have one of those friends where you wish there was always someone following you with a camera to record your conversations? Well Jon's that the friend for me. It seems like whenever we get together, we always have the most interesting and entertaining conversations.
That's why when he called me to come over and make some homemade chili, I grabbed my camera and decided to throw a few questions at him.
It was a great evening and a profound conversation as always.
A friend of mine recently sent me this video via FB (facebook) and I thought I'd share. Although there are certain beliefs he has that I wouldn't necessarily co-sign, for the most part I think Mr. Hedges idea of America being run by a system of Inverted Totalitarianism is pretty spot on.
The End of the American Dream - Death of Democracy
I ran across this article a while ago and thought it was an interesting read. It deals with hip-hop but as a window into understanding global politics. Yes, it's a bit of a stretch but if you're willing to keep an open mind and possibly do a little outside research, you might find this one a little enlightening.
For anyone working with Millennials (or God forbid those even younger), this would be a great article to use.
This blog was created to serve one
primary purpose...to fulfill the final requirements for my Masters
Degree. What I hope is that in addition to fulfilling
those requirements, it might also serve as a way to highlight the lives,
beliefs, & accomplishments of Millennials*...
I've spent the past two years of my life studying
leadership. During that time I've read
books by Baby Boomers & GenX'rs and I’ve worked for and been in
organizations led by Boomers & Xr’s.
Looking back on this experience, what I’ve come to realize is that
although many leadership theorist preach the value of stewardship,
transformation, servant-leadership (etc…), there doesn’t seem to be much
emphasis on Millennials or Millennial Leadership. Sure, some literature exist (and a lot of it
is pretty spot on) but much of it is written by Boomers attempting to understand
Millennials; not Millennials themselves.
During the last two years I've witnessed the emerging leadership of
Millennials. I’ve seen everything from
student-run service organizations to independent business owners. I’m left scratching my head at why these
voices are being ignored. How can
leadership hope to serve the needs of the future if it ignores the voices and
contributions of those who will shape it?
will be a mixture of a lot of things. It
must satisfy the requirements of a project so it will include essays and other
scholarly works. However, we do hope to
tell a story so there will be quotes, testimonials, and whatever else I deem relevant
to the study of Millennial Leadership.
is a general term with no concrete universal definition on what constitutes it.
Some say it's anyone born from 1975-200, others 1979-present, some simply say
80's babies. For purposes of this website, we’re primarily looking at
individuals born from 1979-1992. This
definition is completely arbitrary but given that I’m creating this blog (and
not you), that’s going to be our definition.