Barbara Mikulski

Leadership is creating a state of mind in others. The difference between being a leader and manager, all due respect to managers, is that leaders have to create states of mind. But a leader, first of all, has to have a clear state of mind, which is usually her own vision, which energizes her, motivates others, and then creates that state of mind in others.

“Leadership is creating a state of mind in others. The difference between being a leader and manager, all due respect to managers, is that leaders … Read More

Nancy [Kassebaum] and I worked on a women’s health agenda when I first came. Women were not included in the protocols at NIH, the famous study, ‘take an aspirin a day, keep the doctor, you know, a heart attack away.’ It was done on ten thousand male medical students.

“Nancy [Kassebaum] and I worked on a women’s health agenda when I first came. Women were not included in the protocols at NIH, the famous … Read More

Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families.

“Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old … Read More

I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubbles power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe.

“I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase … Read More

I held out my hand and George Mitchell said, “Like in everything else, you lead and I’ll follow.” And the crowd broke up, and we did a twirl or two around the dance floor. And that’s like him, you know, he was there for his members, he campaigned for us, he believed in us, and he was really a good sport as well.

“I held out my hand and George Mitchell said, “Like in everything else, you lead and I’ll follow.” And the crowd broke up, and we … Read More

I think the legacy was set because the way George Mitchell was the leader enabled Tom Daschle to be the leader he is. It carried on the spirit of integrity and of reform, of also working both with committee chairmen but bringing in the newer members to be able to have a voice and a say and participate in the deliberations, to always look at a modern way of doing it.

“I think the legacy was set because the way George Mitchell was the leader enabled Tom Daschle to be the leader he is. It carried … Read More

George [Mitchell] introduced the idea that we’d go on a retreat [and] to really regularize caucuses. He’s the one who had I think [Tom] Daschle become the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, so I think it lived through with Tom.

“George [Mitchell] introduced the idea that we’d go on a retreat [and] to really regularize caucuses. He’s the one who had I think [Tom] Daschle … Read More