Compare and Contrast Autocratic and Democratic Leadership Styles

The United States Capitol Building, one of the landmark symbols of democracy. When assessing the health of our democracies, a key question is: How democratic are the places where we spend the most time, our workplaces? Are they shining symbols of democracy?

There is a growing trend to incorporate democratic principles in our workplaces. Rather than comparing and contrasting autocratic and democratic leadership styles in politics, we will do so in our workplaces, where we spend most of our waking hours. When we think of democracy, we should think of democratic principles in the areas of life …

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Why Care? Individualistic culture vs Collective Culture in Democracy

Sources: Photo by Chang Duong on Unsplash (left) and Photo by Austin Mabe on Unsplash (right)

Culture matters. Today, democracy is under threat. We see “the decline of democracy” across many countries, including ones deemed the “beacon of democracy,” like the United States. The absence of “democratic culture” plays a major role in the “decline of democracy” we are seeing today. Today, we will analyze how being individualistic or collectivist matters …

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Do We Live In A Plutocratic Oligarchy? Why It Matters For Democracy

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The United States is currently facing a significant threat to its democratic system. Although it may enjoy many of the freedoms of a democracy, such as freedom of speech, freedom of press, and fair and regular elections, the US has lost the ability to represent the will of the people in its public policy. Economic …

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What Are Credit Unions, How Do They Work, And Why They Matter?

It is best to plant the seeds of change early. Financial management is essential to democratic empowerment.

As we consider the role of democracy in our daily lives, we must look at how our money is managed and whom our financial institutions seek to benefit. Quick Summary Traditional banks are for-profit entities focused on profitability and return of value to shareholders. Credit unions are member-owned “non-profit” (civil society organizations) that seek to …

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What Does Democratize Mean And How To Build A Democratic Lifestyle?

Democracy needs to become part of our daily lifestyle if it is to succeed and further develop.

Democracy is more than just a political participation. We must reimagine democracy and make it part of our regular lifestyle. Quick Summary Democracy is about empowering individuals and communities without harming others. Democratization is a process without an end goal. It adapts to the technological and socio-economic changes as we advance. We need more democracy …

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3 Easy Tips – How Can We Practice Democracy In Our Relationships?

Can we have democracy in our relationships? Yes! Is it easy to practice democracy in our relationships on a daily basis? No, it is not. The good news is that there are actionable steps that can help you implement today or this week to start the journey. In this article we will share easy tips …

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How Is “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” Poem Relevant Today?

"The Revolution Will Not be Televised" poem by Gil Scott-Heron. Photo by Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi / CC BY-S

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is a poem composed by Gil Scott-Heron for his 1970 album. Although Gil wrote the poem about half a century ago, it still resonates today. Maybe its resonance is not strongest in the literal sense (“televised”), but in the figurative one (its technological equal of today – social media). …

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