Category Archives: Values

Who Was Armin T. Wegner?

By | December 8, 2017

[December 8, 2017]  In 1784, Robert Burns wrote in a poem1 that “Man’s inhumanity to man causes countless thousands to mourn.”  His inspiration was based on his own poverty in which he lived.  It is poetic, in a sense, that we use his words to describe the horrific genocide perpetrated against the Armenian peoples in the early 20th… Read More »

North Korea: a Dash to Freedom

By | November 27, 2017

[November 27, 2017]  As I watched the video of a North Korean soldier escape into the South, I’m reminded of the East German guard’s “leap to freedom” in 1961.  Both have something in common and that is the desire to flee communism and its dehumanizing effects on its captive citizenry.  Communist North Korea is no place to live.… Read More »

Leader Transparency

By | October 21, 2017

[October 21, 2017]  Corruption, moral depravity, cruelty, criminality… all these things are believed to disappear if only there was sufficient leader transparency.  While perceived as achieving grand results, the truth is that while transparency is good it is also somewhat overrated in its effect.  Transparency does work but few of us know what it is about. The days… Read More »

The Catalonia Independence Movement

By | October 5, 2017

[October 5, 2017]  Who is Carles Puigdemont and what is Catalonia?  Until just recently, Mr. Puigdemont was an unknown outside Spain and parts of Europe.  He is currently the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, a province of northeastern Spain and the person leading the Catalonia independence movement. This independence movement of Catalonia to secede from Spain is… Read More »

Leadership in a Bubble

By | September 26, 2017

[September 26, 2017]  There is no denying that all leaders live in a bubble to some extent where accurate and timely information struggles to get to them.  A big leadership challenge is whether they are taking effective steps to overcome the disadvantages associated with it.  When leaders fail, often spectacularly, it can be often traced back to their… Read More »