Watch “Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech on liberty” on YouTube

Let’s Finish the American Revolution

I recommend this op-ed piece in the New York Times.

Frederick Douglass’ Descendants Read His Famous ‘Fourth Of July’ Speech

Descendants of Frederick Douglass read excerpts from one of his most famous speeches: What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? Douglass gave this speech to a group of abolitionists 168 years ago: Frederick Douglass’ Descendants Read His Famous ‘Fourth Of July’ Speech

 

I Am Not Your Negro

Why leaders need to give their team members recognition

As children we are taught to seek out confirmation that we have done well. A reward through a treat or a hug becomes the norm. As we grow through to adult life, this belief system continues and builds our need to be affirmed, validated and have our needs or feelings recognised by those around us. Yet, in today’s world, the need for recognition and validation is portrayed as a trait that needs to be overcome – even though it is something that forms the very core of who we are as humans. As we work our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, how can we take this innate need for recognition, and use it to support those around us through crisis and build a stronger, more resilient community when we come out the other end?

You Will Never Win Your Political or Relationship Arguments

We naturally find evidence to support our own views, which makes debate useless: You Will Never Win Your Political or Relationship Arguments

Why Business Leaders Should Make Vacation Time Mandatory

Four Evidence-based Reasons to Prioritize Vacation Time This Summer: Why Business Leaders Should Make Vacation Time Mandatory

To Get Someone to Do What You Want, Try This

New research on persuasion shows there’s a simple way to get what you want: To Get Someone to Do What You Want, Try This

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2 psychological factors to ensure you have a mentally restorative vacation

One antidote to the culture of overwork is simple: log off. Studies show leisure time out of the office actually boosts performance and mental well-being inside it: 2 psychological factors to ensure you have a mentally restorative vacation

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