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Five Marks of a Great Mayor for City of Cincinnati

Cincinnatians, over the course of our great city’s existence, we have had sixty-nine mayors. Each passing of the baton of leadership, from one mayor to the next one, has given us moments of tremendous significance for the citizens of Cincinnati. Five moments have been especially impactful and noteworthy. These are what we can name theContinue reading “Five Marks of a Great Mayor for City of Cincinnati”

In Search of Culture Leaders for Cincinnati Politics

Recently, in an opinion piece titled, The Trouble with Cincinnati Politics, I outlined seven problems. In this post, I invite you to consider seven best practices targeted at addressing the problems. The collective practices emerge from corresponding first letters from the words ‘culture’ and ‘leaders’ to outline adaptable systemic changes for our local politics. HereContinue reading “In Search of Culture Leaders for Cincinnati Politics”

Ten Trade-offs Worth Making in Greater Cincinnati Politics

Can Cincinnati become a shiny city? My family and friends pondered this question over our Thanksgiving meal while watching football. We did this under the backdrop of recent scandals that have rocked our political landscape and made our city a national embarrassment. After reflecting on the ideas that were shared, I have concluded that GreaterContinue reading “Ten Trade-offs Worth Making in Greater Cincinnati Politics”

Family Matters

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”

Intelligence 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”

Personality 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”

Six ACTIVE habits of a great commissioner

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 Should Rebuke the Parties for that Awful 2008 Backroom Deal

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.

My opponents are right about two things but wrong about many things

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”

My Husband will Serve Diligently and with a Touch of Excellence

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.

Protecting Democracy in Hamilton County: All Candidates Should be Included in All the Debates

Friends, we have come to that time of the campaign season where everyone is talking about debates, so I want to state my campaign’s position very clearly. All organizations in Hamilton County should always be doing everything they can to protect the great American experiment of democracy. All leaders and all citizens should always be working diligently to allow for full participation by their fellow leaders and citizens in all electoral processes.… Read more by clicking the title above.

What to the HAMILTONIAN is the Fourth of July?

Today is July Fourth, 2020. Happy Fourth of July! I am honored to be on the ballot this year and humbled to be walking in the footsteps of many who paved the way for me to be the first Independent and the first Black male to ever make it to the ballot for commissioner in Hamilton County’s 230-year history. So, for the next seven minutes or so, I want to talk on the topic, … Read more by clicking the title above.

Statement on George Floyd

As a young person growing up in Kenya, I never experienced racism. I did not know what racism was until I came to the United States. As a private resident in the US, whenever incidents of racism occurred, I made very few remarks since I was on a journey of understanding the country that I am now a citizen of and have a duty toward. … Read more by clicking the title above.

Why I’m Running for Public Office

My campaign seeks to honor the past, celebrate the present, and envision the future. These three themes cut through the ten reasons why I am running. These ten reasons, in order of FRIENDSHIP (it is not what you think), are as follows. … Read more by clicking the title above.

Coronavirus Desiderata

Many have delighted in the wisdom and tranquility offered by the Desiderata for many years. Max Ehrmann’s poem speaks for all time. With all that is going on globally today, I believe it would serve us well to have a new angle of the poem. … Read more by clicking the title above.

How to SHELTER in place

Today, March 23, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine’s order to ‘stay-at-home’ goes into effect in Hamilton County and in the entire state of Ohio starting at 11:59 PM. … Read more by clicking the title above.

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