Ask Questions

Ask Questions

One of my favorite “breakthrough” concepts from the book Restoring Civility is the concept of interrogative influence. It is the brilliant use of questions rather than barking orders to help your friends, relatives, coworkers, and your children—anyone—grow in...
Culture Lives in People

Culture Lives in People

In my book, Restoring Civility, I reported a great quote from Abraham Lincoln. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed March 30 to be a national day of fasting, humility, and prayer. He declared: “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven....
Do What Jesus Did

Do What Jesus Did

How do people catch civility? As I explored the research for the book Restoring Civility, this was a major question. One thing is clear: It is not academic. It’s odd when you think about it. Have you ever seen a course at any level of education, about civility?...