We are launching an initiative to Rebuild Trust in America
It’s called the Rushmore Strategy, using key insights from the Presidents immortalized on Mr. Rushmore, coupled with a powerful next generation “Architecture of Trust.”
Trust in America is plummeting, jeopardizing the future of our cherished democracy.
(open links below to see the sobering realities)
Trust Takes a Big Hit — Largest Drop Recorded in America
Harvard Millennial Survey — Deep Doubts in America
Gallup Poll: America Fears the Enemy Within
Please join us to bring America back on course.
The Rushmore Strategy offers realistic solutions, and inspiring results, embracing our forbearers’ ideals and insights. It then moves forward based on a bold, next generation Architecture of Trust which uses tested best practices, brain science, and impactful innovations from 30 years of strategic alliance building.
- See Executive Summary — 1 page
- See Executive Summary — 2 pages
- See Rushmore Strategy & Plan
- See Book Outline
- See One Line Excerpts
The Rushmore Strategy is destined to give Americans refreshing and encouraging new insights along with an array of best practices that will reinvigorate our nation’s sense of destiny and determination.
We Need Your Support.
WHEN CHARACTER’s Light fails to shine,
TRUST in Institutions will DECLINE……
Democracy & Liberty are NEXT IN LINE.
To give the Rushmore Strategy a powerful impetus, we have developed thought leadership, programs, and tools for aimed at leaders, citizens, and students.
- Training Programs,
- Written Materials,
- Printed Posters which can be downloaded and framed
- Guiding Principles for Building Character
- FARTHEST Trust Principles for Leaders
- Ladder of Trust for Organizations
- Anger Volcano to Understand Sources of Animosity
- Collaborative Leadership Core Objectives
- Covenant of Cooperation for Communities & Interest Groups
- Four Guidelines for a Steady Moral Compass
- Rushmore Strategy – Short Quotes
To Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Support this Effort
- Go to Donations Page
- Your Support is so important for us to combat this threat to American Democracy
For More Details
- See our Strategic Plan
- Contact Robert Porter Lynch — Robert@ICLInstitute.org
for more information, to discuss a donation/sponsorship, or to volunteer for this initiative
Trust determines ….
the Course of History,
the Destinies of Nations,
and the Fate of People
— Paul R. Lawrence, Professor, Organization Behavior,
Harvard Business School
Recently issued studies indicate the worst drop in trust in U.S. Institutions ever recorded. If the tide is not soon turned, like a termite infestation, the foundations of American Democracy will collapse — triggering some combination of anarchy, revolution, or authoritarian dictatorship. Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln all warned of this problem. Their advice is unheeded.
The Rushmore Strategy embraces the ideals and insights of our forbearers, then moves forward with a bold, next generation Architecture of Trust using modern science, tested best practices, and impactful strategies for collaboration derived from thirty years of building strategic alliances. Experience demonstrates this produces 25% gains in a 2-3 year time span following application.
- Phase 1. Book & Trust Talks — to support the strategy – The Rushmore Strategy:
the book: Rebuilding Trust in America — is in the final stages of writing, coupled with a tested series of training workshops for wide deployment. Trust Talks will be a series of videos featuring thought leaders giving insights on Rebuilding Trust.
- Phase 2. Destination Purple – Civic & Political Affairs:
Polarization is paralyzing America at a time when we need innovation and adaption. Our aim is to empower politicians to creating joint solutions after the election, and to enable voters to reject candidates who engage in manipulative fear mongering.
- Phase 3. Trust in Institutions – Local Communities:
All democracy is foremost a local affair. Trust in Institutions starts at the local level, with local government, businesses, churches, education, community and youth organizations. Our strategic programs empower local institutional leaders to build strong trust within their organizations, resulting in greater sustainability and citizen commitment.
Schedule for Mobilizing for Action
The first six months dedicated to book writing, developing Trust Talks, then organizing, training champions, and preparing to initiate programs for Destination Purple for fall 2018, then Trust in Institutions in spring 2019.
A marketing and promotion program for the book aims at late summer of 2018 when America will be in the throes of turmoil of a mid-term election and disillusionment from Russian interference.
The overall Rushmore Strategy is an alliance between the International Collaborative Leadership Institute and Seeing Purple, which brings expertise in collaboration across boundaries. Together, the Rushmore Strategy has a far broader reach and depth of skills.
Fundraising will be launched in March, 2018. We estimate a need for:
- $ 50 K (min) -150 K (max) to launch Phase 1 (the Book & Trust Talks),
- $ ½ million to launch Phase 2 (Destination Purple for Civic Affairs) and
- $3 million to sustain the Phase 3 effort (Trust in Local Community Institutions).
The business models for the three-phased strategies are designed to be self-sustaining, with excess capital used for growth.
For Individual Donors: Every donor who contributes $5,000 or more will be acknowledged on the first page of the book for their support to this noble cause.
For Corporate Sponsors: Each corporation making a $25,000 or greater sponsorship will receive special acknowledgement, along with marketing prominence on the website, at events, and discounts on programs and books.
It’s Not Getting Better!
It is time to Take Action before we reach the Tipping Point
The Rushmore Strategy is a non-partisan initiative that will be addressing problems and root causes. We will not be attacking people.