Allow me to offer a shameless plug for the Nov. 11 Wichita Metro Chamber annual meeting at Century II, for its keynote speaker, Doris Kearns Goodwin.
In this world of partisan spin and vitriol, where the search for balanced political commentary is as difficult as the search for a no-money-down home loan, Goodwin is a true breath of fresh air.
I first heard her speak in college, centuries ago, at Wichita State University. Her account of how LBJ died a broken man, a pariah in his own country, was spellbinding. Then, I became reintroduced to her during her frequent radio appearances over the last five years.
Her book on Abraham Lincoln, “Team of Rivals,” is equally spellbinding. Lincoln’s penchant for surrounding himself with philosophical diversity ought to be required reading for anyone running for American political office.
Call the Chamber and sign up to listen to Doris speak on leadership. You won’t regret it.