Leadership and Manipulation: Donald Trump Case Study, Part 1
The best defense against manipulation is awareness. To help better understand how manipulation works, I've studied Donald Trump and identified six tactics. Here are the first three along with positive leadership lessons. Read More
Improving the Optics
Optics matter more than reality. Often it's not what you say, but how you say it that makes all the difference. Glimpse the "currency" of communication - the legal tender that influences what people to listen and engage with...or tune out and turn against. 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