What the Marines Corps Can Teach Us on Leadership

What the Marines Corps Can Teach Us on Leadership

Corps Business by David H. Freedman is a book that features many management concepts employed by the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps insists on building leaders at all levels while avoiding the standard view of management. Their leadership style has...
The American Dream

The American Dream

As a first generation American, I was raised believing that if I worked hard, I could accomplish anything that I set my mind to. This is the essence of the American Dream. Google “What is the American Dream?”. The result states, “The ideal that every U.S. citizen...
Want to Change the World? Start With Relationships. 

Want to Change the World? Start With Relationships. 

“I don’t get it. This isn’t a quick way to persuade people. It’s not what I expected,” an Indiana mother told me with a huff of frustration.  Her remarks caught me a bit off-guard as I taught the last class of Grassroots Leadership Academy’s Grassroots Activist...
Getting a Cut of the American Dream Down at the Barbershop

Getting a Cut of the American Dream Down at the Barbershop

In many communities, the neighborhood barbershop is the place to share stories, news and even gossip. It’s a place where people come together and bond over important things in their lives. It’s also a beacon of entrepreneurship in every kind of community – from...
The Quality That Made Each Founder a True Leader

The Quality That Made Each Founder a True Leader

Grassroots Leadership Academy is dedicated to turning activists into leaders and giving them the tools they need to make a difference. This July 4th, we want to recognize the qualities that made our Founders iconic leaders and helped them create the shining city on a...