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The Street & The Academy

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Leadership Foundations

Leadership Foundations

Cities, by their very nature, point us to the contradictions and paradoxes that are an inseparable aspect of our world. To love cities – as the Leadership Foundations global network seeks to embody – is to embrace these contradictions.

 

Join us in this episode where we explore the contradiction and tension between two sources of authority – the Street and the Academy – and how both have something to teach us about our urban world.

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Celia Vigil

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What book, movie, quote, or tv show has most shaped your understanding of leadership or the city?   

A quote that has shaped my understanding of leadership and the city is, “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”

While the amount of work there is to do to transform cities is great, this quote reminds me that we are freed from having to complete it all, though our obligation to continue remains. We may never see a huge transformation in our lifetime. The work stretches far beyond us. However, this does not make our acts of faithfulness in the day to day less significant, no matter how small they may seem.