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So far Stephen Mansfield has created 557 blog entries.

Knowing the Numbers

Let me tell you about a type of question I often ask when working with leaders. It’s a question that seldom prompts a meaningful answer in return. I want to help you never make this mistake. I am not a numbers guy. Words and ideas are my specialty, not numbers. [read more]

2019-03-20T08:04:22-04:00March 20th, 2019|Leading Thoughts|

In An Age of Justice

The college admissions scandal, Smollett, #MeToo, Manafort, Cohen, Nassar… we live in an age of justice, and Stephen celebrates it. This reformist impulse happens from time to time in history, and we are witness to it now. In this episode, Stephen discusses how we may live through these fascinating (though [read more]

2019-03-18T16:14:36-04:00March 20th, 2019|Podcast|

The Leadership Vacuum

Here is a truth of leadership: if you don’t fix it, somebody else is going to. And they’re probably going to fix it in a clumsy and heavy-fisted way. The AMA failed to address our healthcare issues, and so we got Obamacare. Several administrations failed to address trade issues, and [read more]

2019-03-11T17:13:37-04:00March 13th, 2019|Podcast|

Victory Over Hunger

Those of us in the West spend little time and money on food. Only one in 50 people work in food production, and less than 10% of personal income is spent on food. For comparison, 82% of Ethiopia’s population works in food production… and 60% of a person’s income in [read more]

2019-03-05T16:55:33-04:00March 6th, 2019|Podcast|

The Virtue of Tempered Capitalism

Many in our current class of Congress are proponents of socialism. They point at our warped version of capitalism and say, “Capitalism doesn’t work! We must throw it out and do something different!” Of course, the system we have today is not a free market economy with a fair playing [read more]

2019-02-25T16:45:39-04:00February 27th, 2019|Podcast|

Unpack Your Bags

Let me discuss with you in this Leading Thoughts a big macro-principle I want you to live out and then also a smaller truth that may save you some trouble. We live at a time when people, particularly leaders, work their main job, but they also have a whole lot [read more]

2019-02-19T13:04:11-04:00February 20th, 2019|Leading Thoughts|

The Cincinnatus Myth?

Throughout American political history, the people of this nation have treasured the Cincinnatus image. Cincinnatus was a Roman gentleman farmer who left his plow to serve his state in a time of crisis, after which he returned to his farm. George Washington embodied this ideal, as do many individuals on [read more]

2019-02-19T18:11:41-04:00February 20th, 2019|Podcast|