Thursday, December 15, 2011

Beer & Chili

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.

Jon on Political Leadership

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nero's Fiddle, replaced by the iphone...

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

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Guner on Leadership

Ph.D Candidate Kurt Guner on Leadership

Hip-Hop Hegemony?

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.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rudy on Leadership

     Intercultural Relations Specialist 
      Rudy Mondragon 
      on Leadership

Monday, December 5, 2011

Why Y?

This blog was created to serve one primary 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? 

This website 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. 
Enjoy the journey! 

*Millennial 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.