The inmates are running the asylum …

By |2018-08-14T04:51:14+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , |

in every city hall and they keep banging their heads against the same wall, expecting a different outcome. That's insanity! (5 minute read) Albert Einstein (photo: ThoughtCo) The "banging heads ... insanity" phrase is attributed to Albert Einstein, and if he were here today, and was asked his opinion on governments, I am certain he would say, Read more...

Charles Ponzi, Bernie Madoff, Donald Trump, Frank Underwood …

By |2018-08-01T08:30:46+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: business, community, politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , |

only one of these is not a real Ponzi scheme (2 minute read + links to three articles, a book, a blog and a video) Trump fatigue is a common aliment in infirmaries across America, hell around the world, and yet our addiction to Trump's stranger-than-fiction, news keeps seducing our curiosity, despite the raging headache. Trump's reality-TV series, "The Read more...

The road to character is steep and …

By |2018-07-20T11:58:29+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , |

it's a dead-end for most "so-called" leaders (Hanging Coffins, Echo Valley, Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines – photo courtesy Trover) (8 minute read) Being in a position of leadership is not a qualification for being a leader; leadership positions are a dime-a-dozen, leaders are as rare as the humility and wisdom that guides their lives. David Brooks, in his excellent Read more...

Out-living your money is a senior’s nightmare …

By |2017-10-11T18:13:48+00:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social|Tags: , , , |

 But it doesn't have to be this way. For many Ontario seniors like Morris Adams, living longer could soon improve financially ... but you have to do something – before October 19th   Morris Adams, 91-year-old Canadian "The fear of seniors is that they will outlive their money. Ruthie and I have.” – Morris Adams (2 minute Read more...

What do 27 psychiatrists, psychologists & mental health experts know about Donald Trump that we don’t?

By |2017-10-03T09:43:32+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Not much. They just have the training, professional duty and guts to do something about it. Three things you might not know A new, must-read book (guaranteed bestseller) will be released on Tuesday, October 3rd: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. It is the work of 27 esteemed psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts who have assessed President Donald Read more...

Trump would fail “Basic Training” as Commander-In-Chief because …

By |2017-09-07T17:40:28+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , |

... he doesn't pass the minimum requirements in the US Army's FM 6-22 Leader Development Field Manual Three things you might not know Donald Trump would not pass the "five crucial qualities" in the US Army's basic leadership development manual. The "time horizon" and the "order of information complexity" inherent in most decisions required at the level of a Read more...

From Charlottesville to Cobourg, free speech walks a …

By |2017-08-18T06:09:03+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , |

fine line between open debate and abusive control (6 minute read) The tragedy in Charlottesville Virginia last week cannot be equated with millions of daily infringements on free speech but its violence exposes the problem of maintaining the fragile balance between two fundamental pillars of democracy: the people's freedom versus the autocrats' control. When free speech turns abusive and Read more...

Leadership in the mirror and …

By |2017-07-21T10:26:18+00:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , , |

the genetic battle between achievement and cooperation Four things you might not know A shallow understanding of the genetic fundamentals of human behavior is perhaps the greatest deficit in leadership today. If you haven't read half these books you're not leadership material. CEO pay has grown 127 times faster than worker pay over last 30 years despite workers nearly Read more...

Where is the leadership in this toxic brew of …

By |2017-07-07T08:40:44+00:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

twisted populism, failing leadership and genetically driven Darwinian leaders? Double, double toil and trouble; Fire leaders, and burst their bubble; Fair is foul, and foul is fair, The peoples' cupboard is always bare. When the hurlyburly's done, When the battle's lost and won, That will be ere the set of sun, and the populist movement overcome. – adapted from Read more...

70% is a long way from 100% …

By |2017-06-20T11:34:39+00:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , , |

so why is it accepted as a benchmark by most leaders? Three things you probably don't know When rating the top five public tech organizational cultures, Google came out on top, scoring 71 out of 100.[1] When rating the best companies among women Apple scored best at 69 out of 100.[2] When minorities rated their experience, the best score Read more...

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