Leadership

On our blog, we share our Quote of the Week as well as other insights about our work and about our community. As our society continues to struggle with some of the same issues that Sargent Shriver focused on -- poverty, racism, inequality, war -- we believe it's important to share our stories with each other. Do you have a story to share about Sargent Shriver or about one of the issues he cared about? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Jan 04

"We will not let one another fall"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our first Quote of the Week for 2021 sets a collective intention for us all: to work for a society in which all of us are cared for when we are in need and are given opportunities to live life to our full potential.In a 1996 Address to the Frederick County Democratic State Central Committee,...

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Dec 28

A New Period in Our History

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week may be from 1973, but it expresses a sentiment that we share as we enter 2021: that the new year may usher in a new era of justice, democracy, and strong leadership.Speaking at an event for the Democratic Party of Oklahoma, Sargent Shriver began his remarks by noting the...

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Nov 30

Celebrating Women's Leadership

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates the landmark appointments of women to leadership roles in the incoming Biden administration. While we are thrilled to see the progress that a much more inclusive and diverse group of leaders will bring, we are also aware the "movement" towards equality...

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Aug 24

"Go into politics and change the system"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week underlines the fact that we can turn our doubts about the political system into action -- perhaps by entering into a life of public service ourselves! At the same time, the quote reminds us of a vitally important characteristic any political leader must have -- honesty....

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Aug 17

A Woman VP?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week, spoken almost 48 years ago, shows us Sargent Shriver's openness towards having women in power.While running for Vice President on the McGovern ticket in 1972, Sargent Shriver did an interview with KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the interview, he was asked about the...

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Aug 10

Tackling "Problems of Staggering Complexity"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week emphasizes that we must work together in order to eliminate the major threats we face as an international community -- and as a species. As we mark the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis and the...

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Aug 03

Remembering John Lewis

Our Quote of the Week pays tribute to Congressman John Lewis (February 14, 1940-July 17, 2020). Although we lost Rep. Lewis to pancreatic cancer in July, his example of leadership and service will continue to guide and inspire us for generations to come.On April 27, 2001, the Shriver Center...

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Jul 27

The Dangers of Cynical Leadership

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week, from Sargent Shriver's 1975 announcement of candidacy for President of the United States, has us thinking about the dangers of cynical leadership. As we head towards the 2020 Presidential election and as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, it is imperative that we...

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