President Obama said: “The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We The People.’ ‘We Shall Overcome.’ ‘Yes We Can.’ That word is owned by no one. It belongs to everyone.”

I think about “we” on this United Nations Day. The whole premise of that organization revolves around “we” — that we are a global society that needs to address the challenges and opportunities that impact all of us. “We” certainly don’t agree on everything, but for 78 years, the United Nations has helped facilitate conversations and forge partnerships that no one country could do alone.

Think about what you are doing to foster the “we” in your organization or community. It’s easier to point fingers at “they” instead of doing the hard work to cultivate a common bond, but being united — maybe after some heated debate — is the best way forward.

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