December 17th, 2012

A Plea for Family Leadership

By Ron Nakamoto

For just a moment, let's set aside our political differences, our opinions about healthcare, taxes, the Fiscal Cliff, personalities, and anything else.  Last night President Obama challenged us as leaders:
"Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage — that the politics are too hard?…Community means that we’re all parents, that they’re all our children. This is our first task: caring for our children. It’s our first job. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right. That’s how, as a society, we will be judged…"

I see the President's challenge as another way of expresssing the #empoweredwealth challenge:  let's take responsibility and empower our families.

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