You Can Fool Enough of the People Nearly All of the Time

You Can Fool Enough of the People Nearly All of the Time

This post is about fooling the people. The majority are not fools, nor stupid, but mostly believers and go-along-to-get-along’s. They often know pretty much what’s going on. Sadly, most are without power to resist, and will shortly be also without power even to complain or challenge. The rulers-and-wannabes will have their way with us, it seems. Or will they?

Why Do We Have So Many Truly Awful Leaders?

Why Do We Have So Many Truly Awful Leaders?

The simple answer is that we are herd animals, tribal flavor. A strong need for leadership is built into our human nature. My question then is why we seem to have so many truly bad leaders. Especially today, it seems. How do such human disasters ever achieve a leadership position? Are we-the-people at fault, or is it something much deeper?

How Many Organizations Today Are Effectively Leaderless?

How Many Organizations Today Are Effectively Leaderless?

Answer: The majority. Leadership is not a position description. It is not a skill, like managing. It is something leaders, real ones, are born with. Leadership development can only enhance skills, not create real inborn leadership abilities. Do you know what these real leadership abilities are? And why so many organizations are effectively leaderless today?

Is It Unfair To Be Angry With “Gullible” People?

Is It Unfair To Be Angry With “Gullible” People?

Do you get impatient, or a bit angry, with people who are too trusting – even gullible perhaps? I often do, almost instinctively, but never thought much about it. Recently, however, I am thinking that I may be wrong – unfair – in feeling this way. Why? What’s changed? Me? Probably, at least some. But I now believe it is the world that is changing – hugely.

Governing By Emergencies

Governing By Emergencies

Our world seems to have become an unending series of emergencies. These included 9/11, the Great Recession (2008), and the global frenzy known as COVID-19. Since 2020, we have been in one continuous emergency, requiring extraordinarily drastic measures by government to address, globally. We are living daily in this state of emergency, but where is it leading?

What Can We Really Do – To Make a Difference?

What Can We Really Do – To Make a Difference?

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.” — Elon Musk “The ones who...