How Is Distrust in Leadership Affecting the Lives of Millennials?

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In a new article, CMRubinWorld Founder C.M. Rubin asks accomplished Millennials around the world to share perspectives on decreasing trust in Leadership.

A PEW Research Center survey indicates that fewer than three-in-ten Americans have expressed trust in the federal government in every major national poll conducted since July 2007 – the longest period of low trust in government in more than 50 years. A recent OECD report indicates that trust in leadership is decreasing across OECD countries. Civic and social engagement is declining and fewer people are engaged in their democracies.

The Millennial Bloggers are rising stars; they are innovators in entrepreneurship, journalism, education, entertainment, and academic scholarship. Each month The Global Search for Education series published by CMRubinWorld asks these writers to share perspectives on the major issues facing our world.

“Leadership is an interaction between leaders and followers, and in order for trust to be ensured, that relationship needs to be respected from both the leader and the followers,” asserts Dominique Alyssa Dryding. “If the individual who is on top of a vertical hierarchy of authority is not able to respond to the situationally dependent needs of followers, technically, they are not exercising leadership.”

On the tragedy of Detroit’s failing school system, Francisco Hernandez comments, “How can you tell students their education is important when it’s clearly not important enough to get right?” Hernandez emphasizes that “hope is only restored where faith is rewarded.”

“The ultimate trust is trusting those who don’t have an extensive track record to point to, and recognizing that the greatest visionaries and disruptors generally don’t come from the very establishment that is being upended,” writes James Kernochan

“How do we begin to tackle the problem of trust deficit in political (and corporate, but that’s almost the same thing as we know only too well) leadership?” Harmony recommends we try “walking again.”

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The Millennial Bloggers have produced shows and founded companies. They have been featured on Forbes ‘Asia 30 Under 30’ list and honored by Asian Women of Achievement Awards. They have been awarded numerous scholarships and fellowships. They hold Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees. They run schools and train educators in underprivileged communities. They have taught all over the globe in environments ranging from maximum security prisons to elementary schools. Each writer is also a world traveler and, collectively, they have worked on every continent. The millennials claim their roots in diverse locations: the United States, China, Singapore, South Africa, India, Sierra Leone, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Finland.

CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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