What do we expect from the people we lead? What do we expect from our own leaders?

Title

The Contract: A Word from the Led

Author

Ayot, William

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Reading

Overview

William Ayot is a poet, presenter and workshop leader. Ayot has received many honors and awards for his poetry, including winning the Piccadilly Poets Competition for spoken word and being commissioned…

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Title

Town Office

Author

Holmes, Edward

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Reading

Overview

Edward Holmes, a writer and English professor at the University of Maine, sets up the perfect philanthropic conundrum in "Town Office." His story begins with Phil Ackerman, a new selectman…

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Title

The Odyssey, Book X

Author

Homer

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Reading

Overview

Originally recited by the bard Homer in towns and villages all over Greece, The Odyssey was finally written down in the 8th century BCE. Ulysses, or Odysseus', adventures on the way home…

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Title

Islands of Decency

Author

Horton, Myles

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Reading

Overview

Tennessee-native Myles Horton was a social activist who co-founded the Highlander Research and Education Center whose faculty and student community included Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely…

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Title

Letter from Birmingham Jail

Author

King, Jr., Martin Luther

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Reading

Overview

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the leader of the American civil rights movement as well as a world-renowned figure in the modern history of non-violent resistance. Assassinated in 1968, he now has a U.S.…

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