As the end of the year approaches we are reflecting on the tenth anniversary of President Obama’s receipt of the Nobel Peace prize and his lecture on war and peace. We are also anticipating a year that will be filled with public discussions about national challenges and town halls dedicated to gatherings of citizens to meet with candidates as they prepare to cast their ballots. After watching Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize lecture you may want to read The Leadership Dilemma in a Democratic Society (PDF).
Created by members of the Public Sector Consortium, the systems maps in the report take multiple looks at the systemic structures which drive our ability to lead as public leaders. The Leadership Dilemma in a Democratic Society report reveals some of the systems Obama alludes to in his peace prize lecture and the challenges still facing public leadership.