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MIT grapples with early leader’s stance on Native Americans

David Shane Lowry, distinguished fellow in Native American Studies at MIT, stands for a photograph, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, on the front steps of the Walker Memorial building on the schools campus, in Cambridge, Mass. MIT is grappling with the legacy of one of its founding fathers, whose name graces the iconic building. Francis Amasa…

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World Leaders Meet to Address Biodiversity Crisis, But U.S. Stays on Sidelines

World leaders moved forward this week with a global framework to stem the loss of biodiversity, but missing from the conversation was a critical potential partner—the United States. For three decades, the United States has failed to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity, a global treaty to tackle threats to the world’s plants, animals and…

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Where IT Leaders Are Likely to Spend Budget in 2022

CIOs and IT leaders are starting to sharpen their pencils for next year’s budgets in a year that has transitioned out of the hard COVID lockdowns of 2020 but still does not have many organizations fully back on their feet. What has remained as a pervasive IT driver in companies is the desire to digitalize…

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How Business Leaders Can Reduce Polarization

Rising polarization is unlikely to disappear anytime soon, and it can have severe ramifications for businesses, whether they take a public stance or not. However, by taking a selective and strategic approach, CEOs can reduce the harm of polarization first within their own companies, and then within their broader communities by focusing on issues and…

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Good Leaders Know You Can’t Fight Reality

Acceptance is often misunderstood as approval or being against change, but it is neither. Acceptance is about acknowledging the facts and letting go of the time, effort, and energy wasted in the fight against reality. Your reality may be that you are falling behind on revenue, a competitor has outflanked you with a new product,…

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Pope, faith leaders make joint climate appeal before summit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and dozens of religious leaders on Monday signed a joint appeal to governments to commit to ambitious targets at the upcoming U.N. climate conference, while promising to do their own part to lead their faithful into more sustainable behavior.“We have inherited a garden; we must not leave a desert…

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Top Dog: Greek Leader’s Pet Interrupts News Conference

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Eduard Heger pats Peanut the dog of his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis as they leave Maximos Mansion in Athens on Sept. 30, 2021 (Thanassis Stavrakis/Photo via AP) ATHENS, Greece—Peanut has met several visiting European leaders since becoming Greece’s top dog back in April. On Thursday, the golden-haired former stray decided to give…

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Why Are Party Leaders Still Propping Up Henry Cuellar as a Democrat?

When the US House of Representatives voted Friday for the Women’s Health Protection Act—in response to assaults on reproductive rights like the Texas law that bans abortion before many people know they are pregnant—the partisan divide was unmistakable. The bill passed 218-211, with every “yes” vote coming from Democrats and 210 “no” votes coming from…

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Vulnerability: A Leader’s Superpower

I have written before about how one of the superpowers any leader can have is transparency. Well, it turns out that there’s another complementary superpower any leader needs if they want to build trust in a way that gets people to follow and execute on the vision you create–vulnerability.Unlike Superman, whose only weakness is Kryptonite,…

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African leaders highlight vaccine inequity in UNGA speeches

Wide disparity in accessing COVID-19 vaccines featured prominently in speeches at the United Nations General Assembly. The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharper focus on Thursday as many leaders of African countries, whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots, stepped to the podium to speak at the United Nations General…