Is Your Personality A Liability, Or An Asset?
Trump claims he's a genius, but speaks at a fourth-grade reading level. Fake news alert...Intellectual brilliance has little to no relationship with communication effectiveness. Not even education level. So what is the differentiator between smart people who can communicate, and smart people who can't? Read More
New Year Admonitions For Politicians: Five Tips From Beyond Drama
Although I have concerns about some of the candidates running for president, my gravest fear is around the polarized ideology, adversarial politics, and dysfunctional relationships everywhere you look. Drama abounds. How can we possibly tackle issues like world food supply, terrorism, or climate change when our politicians are more concerned with self-justification and gamesmanship? Here are my top five bits of advice for politicians, taken from the pages of Beyond Drama. Read More
Locus Of Motivation And Leadership: What Kind of President Do You Want?
Locus of goal motivation can’t predict the what a person’s goals are (you’ll have to listen to the candidates to find that out), but it can tell you a lot about how they will behave in the future. What are the bright, and dark sides of type of motivation? Read More
Why A Thinker Won’t Get Elected President: My Analysis of Candidates – Round 2
In my previous two posts I described the four primary personality types characterizing the slate of 2016 presidential candidates, and used the Process Communication Model (PCM®) to analyze Sanders, Bush, Fiorina, Clinton, and a few others. In this post I’ll finish with my take on the rest of the slate. Read More