This is The Leaders We Need with Joel Harder. A podcast going beyond the politics and policies to focus on the people who lead in our communities, states, and nation. Conversations that restore the civility we need in our politics while promoting the integrity we need in our leaders.
Developing High Capacity Leaders with Lindel Fields
Lindel Fields is a leadership teacher and certified executive coach. As the CEO at Tri County Tech, he led the organization to become one of the top-performing in the country.
As a result of his leadership, Tri County earned the presidential Malcolm Baldrige Award in 2018 and was named to Fortune’s Great Places to Work list 5 times reaching #11 in 2020. In 2021 he was honored with the Baldrige Leadership in Excellence Award for his efforts to help organizations across the country to become great places to work with world-class results.
After three decades as an education thought leader, Fields co-founded Ascend Leadership that provides world-class executive training for high-capacity leaders. He is known as a prominent leader in workplace culture and performance excellence.
Ascend Leadership Institute: https://www.ascendexecutiveleadership.com/
Tom Robins Announcing the Oklahoma Legislative Fellowship Program from Capitol Culture
Tom Robins joins Joel to discuss the newly established Oklahoma Legislative Fellowship Program from Oklahoma Capitol Culture. Apply for the fellowship program at www.CapitolCulture.com beginning in May 2021.
Legislative Black Caucus with Sen. George Young (Part 2)
In part two of Joel's conversation with Sen. George Young, we discuss the purpose and function of the caucus system in general and Sen. Young shares the accomplishments of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus in recent years.
Capitol In Context | Update on 2021 Legislative Session
Former Representatives Josh Cockroft and Jason Dunnington discuss the shift in leadership focus and the culture in the Oklahoma State Capitol as the session moves into the final weeks.
Senator George Young
In part one, Oklahoma State Senator George Young joins Joel Harder and shares the experience of growing up through the Civil Rights Movement, the call to leadership as a pastor, and through elected office in the Oklahoma Legislature. For those interested in running for office one day, Senator Young talks about the process and reasons for moving from the Oklahoma House of Representatives to the State Senate, and the differences in the role and culture of the two chambers.
In part two of the conversation, Senator Young shares the unique role of legislative caucuses and the work he has done through the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus.
Ken Starr (Part 2): Practical Advice whenTalking About Religious Liberty
Judge Ken Starr is a pretty familiar name – he has a long history of public service and leadership in a number of different capacities. An attorney, legal scholar, judge, U.S. Solicitor General, law school dean, and was previously President of Baylor University.
This is part of the conversation, I asked Ken to share practical advice for how to navigate difficult conversations about religious liberty. And what he believes what we can expect for religious liberty issues in the short- and long-term future.
On the previous episode, Judge Starr shared what he calls the “great principles” that really define the American experience. These are the principles of autonomy, freedom of conscience, equal treatment under the law, and more.
These principles are then applied to specific areas of public life protected by the First Amendment: speech, press, assembly, and so on.
They are at the core of what you might call the American DNA… The basic building blocks for life as a part of this society, indissoluble across the spectrum of individual endeavors and ambition. They all begin with and flow from of the very first constitutionally protected right of all citizens – Religious Freedom.
Judge Starr is a pre-eminent scholar on religious liberty – an issue that is increasingly in the spotlight today. He has a new book coming out in a few weeks called Religious Liberty in Crisis: Exercising Your Faith in an Age of Uncertainty from Encounter Books. Pre-order a copy now, wherever books are sold.