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The Way We Think (2): Authority versus Power

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence” – Leonardo da Vinci An earlier post presented an overview of Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind and a description of the development of Moral Foundations Theory (MFT), which seems to be a fairly … Continue reading

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Agents of Influence

“It’s not what you have, it’s what you do with it.” – Brazilian Samba instructor If there is any merit to the previous post proposing a connection between actual observed behaviors and the shapes that our Individual Behavior Curves or … Continue reading

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Individual Behavior Curves (Illustrated)

“This idea that there is generality in the specific is of far-reaching importance.” – Douglas R. Hofstadter In the back of my mind there has always been a quiet nagging question: Why can’t the Behavior Curve enable us to reproducibly pinpoint … Continue reading

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The Next Why

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep not getting what you’ve always not gotten, but always desperately wanted.” – Anonymous, updated. After the last post, The Myth of Meritocracy?, I still had a feeling that something remained, … Continue reading

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The Myth of Meritocracy?

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.” – Anonymous One subtle thread that was present in the last post, It’s not just the 1%. The upper middle class is oppressing everyone else, … Continue reading

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The Two Questions

“Crisis Doesn’t Develop Character, it Reveals It” There are many discussions of the desirable attributes of outstanding employees that are readily available through leadership literature, and I have also posted my thoughts beginning here. One of these attributes is Attitude, … Continue reading

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Culture 5 – The Whopping Effects of the Nonexistent Culture of Nations

While researching materials for the topic of the Culture of Nations, I discovered a very impressive book, one that I have now readily added to my Top Ten or More List of significant books (in this world there really needs … Continue reading

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Culture 5 – Russia & Ukraine – For Whose Good?

It is not very often that a football player who has been prepared by watching sufficient game films, in the game is suddenly confronted with a specific play formation, then “stares his opponent in the eyes” and watches them telegraph … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Performance Reviews (& Behavior Feedback)

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” ― John Wooden This is a great nugget from a great leader, manager, and coach, primarily because it hits home at all levels of human activity. Not just leadership, but any human behavior or endeavor. … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Conflict Resolution

“Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering…” ― Hal Tipper Welcome back. I decided to be very … Continue reading

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