As the dust settles on the 2020 race for Hamilton County Commissioner, I must express my gratitude. The words of poet Joseph Brodsky, in a poem written on his fortieth birthday, have always inspired me: “Yet till brown clay be crammed down my larynx, only gratitude will be gushing from it” (May 24, 1980). InContinue reading “Thank You Hamilton County”
I will 𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧 you well because FAMILY MATTERS. I am raising a family, active in community, making mortgage payments, and living out my responsibility as a good guy in the community. I am a family man. FAMILY MATTERS. Here are six quick reasons why: F – Family demonstrates the normal state of a responsible adult.Continue reading “Family Matters”
Be assured that I will 𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧 you well. Yesterday I shared my personality. Today I want to touch on my intelligence. Intelligence is a complex concept as there are different schools of thought on it. I will restrict myself to a less controversial aspect that I studied for my doctoral research – wisdom. There areContinue reading “Intelligence Matters”
Here’s why I will 𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧 you well – personality and intelligence. Today I outline my personality and tomorrow, will touch on my intelligence. Here are some leadership traits personality assessments taken over the past ten years. As your Commissioner I will use these traits as a lever to harness and engage remarkable minds that willContinue reading “Personality Matters”
Friends, we are all 𝗥𝗨𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗦 racing against time: Picture being in a grueling race and finally reaching that point where you turn a corner and behold!, the finish line is in sight! Today marks exactly two weeks to the finish line of this race for Commissioner. In launching my campaign, I hammered out 230-miles ofContinue reading “Running for Posterity’s Sake”
To 𝗣𝗘𝗘𝗥𝗦: I am a college-educated Black man and my wife is a college-educated Black lady. We are a college-educated Black family. Many of you are college educated too. I did not go to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) like my wife who went to Fisk University for her undergrad. But we metContinue reading “College-Educated Black Man”
A journalist asked me recently, “What’s your favorite book?” I responded quickly, “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John Maxwell”. I have enjoyed many John Maxwell books. Most of my depth of leadership insight has emerged from doctoral study and research with organizational leaders across the country. In this posting, I want toContinue reading “Six ACTIVE habits of a great commissioner”
Voters never forget. In 2008 the Hamilton County Democratic and Republican parties took away our right to vote for a commissioner. In an awful backroom deal, we saw a political game where the duopoly robbed us. This year we rebuke them. This election we say NO MORE to political games and backroom business deals. Rewrite the playbook and vote in the non-party candidate. Vote Najoli for Commissioner. …Read more by clicking on the link above.
Late last month, on the last day of August, my opponents both made a splash with articles published in the Enquirer. The distinguished gentleman from Indian Hill had an article published online at 9:32 am in which he shared his opinion that one opponent is missing in action on the key issues in Hamilton County.Continue reading “My opponents are right about two things but wrong about many things”
This week we are celebrating the 57th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic ‘I have a dream speech.’ As we celebrate and make commitments to public service, my family is delighted to be on the verge of a great dream in Hamilton County. My husband, Dr. Herman Jumba Najoli, has just entered a new season of civic and public service! …Read more by clicking on the link above.