In an op-ed piece in the Sept. 9th St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Construction Forum STL President Joe Blanner wrote, "We don’t seem to do change well in St. Louis. "
This week's TED Radio Hour program discussed "disruptive leadership": what it takes to be a leader and shake up the status quo. Arguably the most powerful talk selected for this week's program was a 2009 presentation by author and entrepreneur Seth Godin titled "The Tribes We Lead". TED Radio Hour rebranded it with the the title "Can Ordinary People Become Leaders?"
Godin argues that unlike the manufacturing economy, or the age of "push" media, the Internet, and in particular social media, have made it possible for anyone who believes that change is needed to create spheres of influence that can make a difference.