Robert L. Dilenschneider: Leader to Leader
March 14, 2013
Robert L. Dilenschneider contributes to "Leader to Leader", an award-winning quarterly journal that brings leaders together to address the strategic issues we face in these trying times.
His article is entitled "Elevating Our Standards For Civility Leadership".
Read the article here.
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Romney in Europe: Tread lightly
July 26, 2012
by Robert Dilenschneider,
Mitt Romney's six-day trip to Great Britain, Israel and Poland is critical to the nation and the world. The visits give him the chance not only to spell out his foreign policy differences with the incumbent president – something every candidate needs to do – but, more important, demonstrate to the voting public that he has the knowledge, vision and, yes, toughness to guide the nation through a dangerous world.
That makes this trip a great opportunity – but also a great challenge. Romney was aggressive in his criticism of President Obama in his speech before the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday, but he was short in specifics about what he proposes to do differently. Since the former Massachusetts governor has pledged to refrain from criticizing the president while he is overseas, in keeping with a longstanding American tradition, that puts all the more pressure on him to flesh out what so far are only general statements of principle.
It's going to be a high-wire performance. He cannot play into Democratic charges that he is a foreign policy lightweight. But if he says too much, he runs the risk of offending key voting blocs back home – or worse, committing the kind of gaffe that can haunt a candidate on Election Day.
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Series on Civility in America to Be Held in Stamford
Aug. 28, 2012
The Dilenschneider Group and the City of Stamford will sponsor a series of speeches on civility in America in areas such as politics, entertainment, the arts, education, sports and business.
The series will be held at Ferguson Library in Stamford and run from September 2012 through May 2013 and will be hosted in conjunction with Hearst Corporation.
"There is no question that we are in the midst of a very real civility crisis in America," said Robert L. Dilenschneider of Darien, founder and president of the Dilenschneider Group, a strategic communications firm. "We and our nation's leaders need to recognize the gravity of our current predicament and reassess the trajectory of our national discourse."
Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia, who has spoken on the need for civility in politics, said his goal is to make Stamford the most civil city in America. He added, "Nowhere else in the United States does a city have such a commitment of its citizens to effect real social change. I am convinced this series will remind all of us of our heritage of civil discourse, which dates back to George Washington, and has continued throughout our history."
Public opinion polls show that in every sector of society, civility has declined, and this decline is manifested in political attacks, lack of personal decency, outrage in the media and cyber-assaults in the blogosphere.
The scheduled speakers include News Anchor Ernie Anastos; Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine; former Commissioner of Major League Baseball Fay Vincent; head of the J. Paul Getty Trust James Cuno; former Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton; head of the American Management Association Edward Reilly; former New York City schools Chancellor Joel Klein; and head of the Institute of International Education, Allan Goodman.
In 2011, the Dilenschneider Group sponsored a series on civility in conjunction with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City. Those talks, which featured commentator Charles Osgood, publisher and editor Steve Forbes, economist Henry Kaufman and congressmen Mickey Edwards and John Brademas, were later published in a book titled "Civility in America."
2012/2013 Schedule and list of Speakers
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46th Trend & Forecasting Report
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