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Communities are dying …

By |2018-06-11T08:50:00+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social|

from a lack of public engagement, aided and abetted by toxic discourse (7 minute read) A common definition of community is a group of people with diverse characteristics who are linked by social and economic ties, share common values and perspectives, and engage in joint action in a geographical location or setting. The critical part of this definition is 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...

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...

America! Where is your outrage? Because …

By |2017-05-26T08:15:04+00:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , , |

Atlas can't keep shrugging off this guy Trump Three things you might not know – and one you do Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, said his favorite book is Ayn Rand's 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged. That's troublesome. In Greek mythology, Zeus makes Atlas, a Titan, forever hold the heavens on his shoulders. Rand's title means he carries the Read more...

The foxes will never fix the hen house of democracy …

By |2017-03-16T10:38:15+00:00March 15th, 2017|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , |

and the hens will never stop being a bunch of chickens Three things you might not know Why did the turkey cross the road? To prove he wasn't a chicken. But being a bunch of turkeys doesn't get us anywhere either, except over to the other side of the same road, which, as Plato established 2,400 years ago, is Read more...

Why does everyone ignore the numbers …

By |2017-02-13T10:44:41+00:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , |

and the truth about the presidency of the United States and the state of democracy from the largest nations to the smallest communities?   Five things you might not know Donald Trump became the President of the most powerful nation in the world even though only 25% (1-in-4) of American voters voted for him. Of 251 million eligible voters Read more...

If knowledge is king, intelligence the king-maker and mental processing capability the difference-maker, where does that leave leaders like Donald Trump? And the rest of the world?

By |2017-01-19T10:18:48+00:00January 18th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social|Tags: , , |

Don't answer that! At least not until you've read this book   Five things you might not know Research by Dr. Elliott Jaques and Kathryn Cason established two fundamental measures that universally apply to a leader's capability in judgement and decision-making: i) An individual's mental processing capability; and ii) the complexity of the information to be processed.[1] It's set Read more...

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