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

By | September 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 | August 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 | July 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...

70% is a long way from 100% …

By | June 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...

On Bullshit – a perspicacious, philosophical take on …

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: business, communitywatch, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , |

our society's state of affairs and the President of BS Four things you might not know The author of the bestselling book, On Bullshit is Harry Frankfurt, professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University. Frankfurt writes that bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies because eventually the excess of bullshit erodes the practitioner and the society's Read more...

America! Where is your outrage? Because …

By | May 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...

President Donald Trump will quit …

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , , |

because the kid in him is overwhelmed, scared to death and cannot survive knowing he will be seen as a "loser" (Donald Trump photo courtesy New York Times) Four must read articles Here are a few quotes taken from from four articles written between March 2016 and May 16, 2017, which will tell you all you need to know Read more...

Thank you Bill O’Reilly – sort of, kind of …

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , , |

at least you've reminded us of our Darwinian downside Three things you might not know Genetically, we humans are only 1.2% different than chimpanzees.[1] Research finds that male chimpanzees that wage a campaign of sustained aggression against females sire more offsprings than their less violent counterparts and suggests that such nasty behavior evolved because it gave the more powerful Read more...

Great leaders understand three things: Memes, genes and tribalism …

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

... which explains why we have so few great leaders Three things you might not know In order to understand why a tribe of homo sapiens, often called a company or the electorate, behaves the way it does and doesn't behave the way leadership expects, means leaders must have a multi-layered knowledge of how memes, genes and tribalism interrelate. Read more...

The foxes will never fix the hen house of democracy …

By | March 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...

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