Grassroots Leadership Academy Blog

Three Tips for Selling Freedom

We live in an age where people are constantly being asked for their time and money. So when you’re recruiting activists, how can you stand out from the crowd? It’s important to keep in mind that when you’re organizing volunteers, you are asking someone to give up...

Less Government = More Freedom 

  There are two ways society can try to solve problems: more government or more freedom. We can look to two historical periods to see how each of these approaches worked: the 1930’s and the 1980’s. During the 1930’s, in the midst of the Great...

Looking for Hope? Look to the States. [Op-Ed]

Looking at today’s headlines, it’s easy to become discouraged. With the nonstop coverage of Washington’s dysfunction, it can start to feel like our efforts to advance economic freedom and individual liberty might be impossible. But there are plenty of reasons for...

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

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. 

“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...

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...

Yes You Can!

Have you ever thought that something you wanted to accomplish was impossible? Of course, we all have had this feeling! A few months ago, I had the privilege of talking to a Grassroots Leader Certification student. Sally* believed that she would never be able to...

Confessions of a Progressive

I have a confession. From today onwards, I’m going to call myself a progressive. Now before all who revere liberty, government restraint, and Constitutional originalism immediately write me off, allow me to explain. We have a chance to change the public narrative, if...

Four Ways to Build Endurance for Achieving Your Goals

By now, you have either achieved your New Year’s resolutions or have long abandoned them. Now, let’s be honest. Which category do you fall in? Are you wishing that someday you’ll be in the “zone” to achieve your goal? Or are you ready to spring into action in the...