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Professor Jeffrey Nielsen is a philosopher educated at Weber State University and Boston College. At Boston College, Jeff was a Teaching Fellow where he taught courses in logic and critical thinking, the history and philosophy of art and science as well as in ethics and epistemology. Currently he is an adjunct professor in the philosophy department Utah Valley State College focusing on issues in ethics, moral decision-making, and democracy.

Professor Nielsen has traveled internationally training with many of the Fortune 500 companies. He authored the book The Myth of Leadership: Creating Leaderless Organizations published by Davies-Black Publishers (2004), which offers a new paradigm in peer-based management.

His most recent initiative has been to found the nonprofit Democracy House Project. The Democracy House Project is an educational initiative using his peer-based model to teach political literacy in communities, adult education programs, and schools in order to recreate and rejuvenate democracy one person, one household, and one issue at a time.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 15, 2007
Leaders Can't Save Democracy Only the People Can There is a very real feeling today that we are experiencing a crisis in our democracy, and we have little confidence in our leaders, political parties, and government institutions. I believe a similar result could be found in most countries today. Yet, we fail to realize the implicit conflict between democracy and leadership. My op-ed should spark useful debate on the conflict between democracy and the practice of leadership.