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From The Journal: The Kansas Flag

RALLY ROUND THE FLAG? GREAT FLAGS SHOULD BE SO SIMPLE EVEN A CHILD COULD DRAW THEM. HOW DOES THE KANSAS FLAG STACK UP?   Let’s have a conversation about the Kansas state flag. Chances are you’ve seen our flag before. It’s been with us, after all, for nearly 90...

Exploring the arts and leadership

When you hear the word leadership, the arts may not be what first pops into your mind. But both the arts and leadership are ultimately about connecting deeply and moving people to new perspectives. Facing down our toughest challenges in Kansas will require more of us...

Seeding Leadership

In an effort to engage its community in promoting leadership for the common good, Konza Club Salina hosted the first-ever "Konza Seeds," a charity micro-funding dinner Tuesday evening. The leadership program alumni event was designed to connect the community with...

Balancing Act

How does a beloved youth development organization engage its future without losing its heritage? Note: A version of this story appears in the Winter 2015 issue of The Journal. As a farm kid in Montgomery County, Kansas, Nicole Small was more than involved in 4-H. She...

A Soaring Economy, Whether Cars Fly or Not

Travel to the future - and back - to see why harnessing our demographic shifts and increasing the level of minority business ownership might be crucial to the future of the Kansas economy. Bear with me for a second. I’m going to give you a glimpse of the future. This...

Five 2014 leadership stories worth revisiting

The closing weeks of a year don’t just usher in the holidays. They also bring with them a flurry of “best of” lists for just about every subject, whether it’s the best books, movies and music albums or the top newsmakers of the year. I always find myself drawn to...

The Fall 2014 Journal

The Fall issue of The Journal, which includes a special focus on leadership and politics, is arriving in mailboxes this week. The edition features an essay about voting for leadership, leadership profiles of Kansas gubernatorial candidates and a "Vote for Leadership...

Pass the Spin Dip

An exercise class named the same thing as my favorite appetizer, spin dip. It has to be good, I thought. Walking into a dimly lit room to find rows of exercise bikes, intimidating middle aged folks in spandex and a buff instructor, I knew spin dip and spin class...

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Greetings! The Kansas Leadership Center publishes The Journal four times a year to inspire leadership for the common good. We invest a significant amount of time, effort and resources into producing it because we believe it is important to recognize the practice of...

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