Jun 27, 2018
On his Inauguration Day in 2011, Greg Fischer turned heads when he announced an experiment to make Louisville "the nation's first compassionate city."
"Nobody disagrees with the concept of compassion. But the question is, how do you operationalize it in a city?"
In the last seven years, the city has worked with...
Jun 19, 2018
Themis Klarides has made a career of defying expectations.
Earlier this year, the Connecticut House minority speaker resisted pressure to run for the open governor’s race in her state. Instead, she's making a play to form a Republican majority and become Speaker.
Klarides, 52, the first woman leader of the House...
Jun 13, 2018
On the heals of the 86th annual meeting of the US Conference of Mayors in Boston over the weekend, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says mayors have what America wants. Garcetti, 47, has been testing the waters for a potential presidential bid in 2020. Even if he doesn't run, he hopes other mayors will. As the chief...
Jun 5, 2018
On April 23, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave what would become one of the most widely quoted speeches of his career. In it, the nation's 26th president used his hyperbolic oratory to bear on the themes of leadership and loneliness.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,...
Jun 1, 2018
In a new podcast from Governing magazine, Cathiea Robinett interviews public officials who serve In The Arena today about courage, compassion and creativity in public leadership. The debut season features conversations with: