The political system is broken, so how do you prepare to serve - uhh... not by the training from the broken system.
BE THE CHANGE AGENT THAT MOTIVATED YOUR RUNNING FOR ELECTION
“I think an awful big concern is that the partisanship has gotten out of hand. The tribal thing has gotten out of hand. We don’t look at each other as fellow Americans … we look at each other as opponents. We don’t talk to each other. We yell at each other.”
John Kelly - Retired Marine Commandant
"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion."
George Washington - Farewell Address
Retraining your brain can improve your resilience, and your impact
With public trust of politicians consistently low and even the media beginning to talk about the dysfunction of our political institutions, you as a person running for office or as freshman/recent electee to an office are seen as the public's hope.
The coronavirus has turned traditional politics on its head and unmasked the changes we already knew needed to be made.
Having trouble reaching the public and getting the response you need?
Losing supporters or feel your campaign lacks energy?
Have you already felt the pressure to conform to the already broken political system or determined to not be co-opted when you start to serve?
Surprisingly, every one of these issues stems from the way our brains use words and labels. With tools of awareness, you and your staff can gain more skills to meet each of these challenges. It takes some thinking outside of the box, but you have the means to be heard and to make a real difference in getting/staying elected and making a difference.
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The roots of racism during their long existence, including the Covid 19 pandemic may have more to do with the brain and its love of negative distortions than racial genetics. The same cognitive distortions that we also see in current political speech worldwide.
The politics of perseveration may yet kill America. It's latest iterations even during the coronavirus are particularly galling. Do Pelosi, Trump, and the other top leaders even know that they have it? Who will teach our first term legislators what it is and how to avoid it? After all, there is no medical cure.
PERSEVERATION - the uncontrolled repetition or continuation of a response that interferes with learning and adaptive behavior, effective interaction, on-task behavior, and flexible shifting among topics and activities.