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Christian Libertarian Environmentalist Capitalist Lunatic Farmer Fights Big Gov't
Christian Libertarian Environmentalist Capitalist Lunatic Farmer Fights Big Gov't

The first Wednesday of September, conservatives from all backgrounds gathered to hear Joel Salatin. Joel, a self-proclaimed Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer, offered a refreshing perspective at the September Wednesday Wake-up Club Breakfast.

Caught Between a Job Offer and a Job Offer!
Caught Between a Job Offer and a Job Offer!

If you’re searching for a job and finding the process difficult, I’m willing to bet that the prospect of competing job offers would be a dream come true.  Let’s be honest, it’s hardly a bad situation to find yourself in.

When the situation arose for me, I regret how I handled it. 

Fresh out of university, I was desperate to get a job in the UK Parliament. When I successfully got to the final round of interviews I was excited.

My instincts told me the interview had been a big success. We even bonded over our mutual love of F1 racing.  After being told to expect a decision within a week, I was contacted at the same time by a friend offering me a different opportunity.  With my heart set on Parliament, I waited.

Four weeks later...

Seize the Internal Promotion
Seize the Internal Promotion

If you work at a smaller organization, your next promotion doesn’t entirely depend on your performance.  At a small organization, you may have to wait for a vacancy to arise – or create your own position from nothing. 

There’s one thing you can be sure of though, if you don’t ask, you don’t get.

When you hear the whisperings you’ve been waiting for, and the person one step above you in the chain of command is about to move on to their next opportunity, how do you approach the situation? 

There’s a lot to think about.  Has that person announced it yet?  Who else will be applying?  How are you going to pitch yourself as their successor?

Don’t rely on others to recognize you.  If you don’t ask, you don’t get!  To ensure you are in prime position, think about...

LI Graduate Makes a Difference for D.C. Kids
LI Graduate Makes a Difference for D.C. Kids

Ashley Carter set the bar high in 2016.  As the only Republican D.C. elected last year, she is also the only Republican woman elected to this at-large seat in D.C. history.

Ashley’s passion for her community combined with her upbeat personality set her on track to win last election season. 

Ashley Carter is a long-time graduate of the Leadership Institute. I followed up with Ashley after she took LI’s TV Workshop, On-camera.

Since she won the election, Ashley has addressed educational...