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Business

Engage or Enrage

  • Political actors have a strategy for your business.
  • Do you have a strategy for them?

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Political

Making Democracy Work

  • Not just winning elections, governing

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Global

Friends, Power, Friends with Power

  • A Flatter world requires wider vision, closer friends

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Trade

TPP, TTIP and Beyond

  • Protectionists have a narrow view
  • Unleashing trade's benefits requires a wide coalition

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nPeak Leadership for Political Leaders

Speech - University of Navarra

Photo (© Kennedy) - Washington DC

February 25, 2014

It was wonderful to share insights on Peak Leadership for Political Leaders with graduate students from Spain and Latin America pursuing their master's degree at the University of Navarra.

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Camp and Hagel Swing for the Fences

Huffington Blog Post

February 27, 2014

"In an environment where others are only bunting, two individuals, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel are swinging for the fences with big plans that have the potential to shape policy for years to come. Camp is floating an overhaul of the nation's tax code. Hagel is attempting to shape the military into a smaller, high-tech fighting force more adapted to current threats.

Legislators were meant to not just win elections, but to legislate. Cabinet Secretaries were not meant to be caretakers, but to tackle big issues. While each initiative includes some elements I support and others I oppose, I applaud their quest to climb the highest peak they face, the first step of what I call Peak Leadership."

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F'90s documents show Clintons' health care concerns

TV Commentary - FOX DC

Photo - @FitzFox5DC

February 28, 2014

Hear my commentary on newly released document from Bill Clinton's Presidential Library.  See video.

 

VIDEO - Peak Leadership

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Mark Kennedy delivers compelling messages with a touch of humor and as appropriate with his trademark approach of reinforcing his words with five pictures a minute that he has personally taken in his travels around the globe.

Peak Leadership - Lessons from President Obama's Successes and Stumbles

Kennedy's Remarks to Globis Business School in Tokyo, Japan

Kennedy's Dialogue with Chairman Yoshito Hori at Globis Business School in Tokyo, Japan

Kennedy's Questions and Answers at Globis Business School in Tokyo, Japan

Crimea: New Cold War begins with mutual prejudice

Article in O Globo (Rio de Janeiro's largest newspaper)

March 23, 2014

"President Putin correctly calculated the degree to which America and Europe would respond to Russia’s acts of aggression. In 2008, Russian troops entered two breakaway areas of Georgia, another former Soviet republic, and effectively annexed them. The world condemned that move, but did not do anything concrete and lasting to punish Russia. Using that as a guide, Putin undoubtedly believed that those tactics would work again. To date, he has been largely correct."

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