Public officials need to listen, to research, to be willing to learn truths that do not conform with their beliefs. My beliefs are well summarized by former Army Gen. Martin Dempsey – former chairman of joint chiefs of staff who said, If you are a leader, you must commit yourself to learning. And if you really commit yourself to that, you can’t simply be satisfied with reinforcing what you already know; you have to stretch yourself out in order to truly learn. Which allows you to do what’s most important as a leader today, and that is you must be a sense maker for those who follow you. And I say that because if leaders in the environment I’ve been describing have an obligation to help you make sense of things, to clarify, not confuse. I will do that.