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2015 April

The Society for Terrorism Research NY time re: APA & torture justification

For your information

mike

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/us/report-says-american-psychological-association-collaborated-on-torture-justification.html?emc=eta1&_r=0


Art Kendall
Social Research Consultants

 

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2015 April

Whose Vietnam War? – NYTimes.com

Another quick feature on Vietnam:

“In America, I used to have to explain that “Vietnam” wasn’t just a war, but a country with a history, a culture and a people. Here the Vietnamese accuse me of being obsessed with the war — the American War, as they call it. It’s true that for me and many Americans, “Nam” is still on in some ways, with stubborn questions about what went wrong then and how the same mistakes are still being made, in Iraq and Afghanistan. But most Vietnamese I know look on the war as an important moment in their history that has been usurped as a propaganda ploy.”

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/opinion/whose-vietnam-war.html?referrer=

mike

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2015 April

Freedom ain’t free…

I want to take another stab at something…bear with me and I’ll do my best to stay on point;)

Assume that we know people–with the freedom–don’t think, but we give them the freedom anyway…

The rich know people don’t think (by think I mean critically think, analyze, etc.), but they don’t dissuade the system from allowing freedom because it politically correct for people to be FREE to pursue happiness, so they feed people BS…in all its forms.

Now, if someone came out and said…”why do people need all this freedom anyway…why don’t we just accept that and operate above board…?”

People would scream bloody murder for taking their freedom away because they were being manipulated!

Catch my idea?

On one hand people are manipulated in the worst way…with their freedom in hand.

Yet, taking that freedom away and manipulating them…actually less is not politically correct or advantageous which is why we have the legal profession running the government…manipulating the people.

The irony here?

Freedom ain’t free and anyone and everyone who possibly can, uses that freedom to transfer wealth knowingly on the backs of the people with the “freedom” to think but won’t!

THIS is a beautiful system @BS!

The system has only one conclusion…the same conclusion that all cycles like this have…and that is freedom ain’t free…!

We are paying a LOT to be free…some will notice…everything we have in the end.

Freedom ain’t free.

mike

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2015 April

Great Work Provocation

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”

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I thought this might cause some to  chuckle (not to be confused with the candy—Chuckles).

John

 

“Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any.”

— Mark Twain, writer

 

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Mike’s response:

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2015 April

Why the Top 1% Get Richer | Armstrong Economics

 

I liked the photo and the quote ain’t bad either;):

mike

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2015 April

EUDAIMONIC

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”

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Mike,

I came across this word so I looked it up and found this link.
I thought you might find it interesting. We have talked about well-being and happiness.
One issue mentioned is self-report which is an issue in much of research.

John

http://www.positivepsychology.org.uk/pp-theory/eudaimonia/34-the-concept-of-eudaimonic-well-being.html

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Mike’s response:

This has been around as authentic happiness research introduced this concept years ago as of the ways in which happiness can be described.

It’s like a term used in development called maieutics.

Until you get deeper into things with nuance, you don’t need words…or people like to invent new words to describe similar things…;) or…

mike

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2015 April

Do People Ask Themselves the Right Questions?

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”

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Just an fyi….if you are in a reflective mood.

John

 

Do People Ask Themselves the Right Questions?

Maxwell

“People often ask themselves the right questions. Where they fail is in answering the questions they ask themselves, and even there they do not fail by much…But it takes time, it takes humility and a serious reason for searching.”

— William Maxwell, Time Will Darken It

Agree, disagree?

I think it’s often very hard to think searchingly about questions that we know we should face, but don’t want to face.

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Mike’s response:

I think that’s why it’s helpful to involve someone who is not so “subject” to our questions.

I know we ask a lot of questions to ourselves, most rhetorical however;)

What most of us @BS don’t have is the information we need from developmental models to know if questions are “right” for us, rather than questions that BS wants us to answer.

Until we really know what we “need”…BS wants us to keep our sights set on what we want…and as long as we can’t distinguish the difference, BS has us right where our ego wants us;)

A lot of the questions that are relevant @F-L-O-W are subjects of talking points we have setup, as a guide.

mike

 

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2015 April

Did you see this? How to understand someone instantly

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”

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Mike,

In the webinar below, if you click the link, they talk about the 4 Types of clients (Wind—Fire—Earth—Air).

Have you heard of these types of people in your studies?

Is this BS or are the types of clients similar to other assessment categories?

John

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Hey john

I sent this out over the weekend and thought you’d find it useful. It’s about how to “synch up” with a client (or whomever you’re trying to help) so you can help them break through their challenge.

You see, while we are all unique individuals, there are four basic client types. When you get this, you understand what somebody wants, what they expect, and how they need your help. When you synch with somebody’s “type” there is no more struggle, no more resistance. Only progress. HUGE skill for coaches – or anybody who works with people.

Learn the four client types

This is for you if you:

– Are driven by a passion to help your clients
– Want a superior strategy for understanding people
– Are focused on solutions rather than problems
– Want to feel more connection to your true gifts of influence
– Want to live with more understanding and connection

This is one of our most- requested trainings, and it’s up for just a short time.

Go check it out now.

Here’s to your brilliance!

Mark & Magali Peysha
StrategicIntervention.com

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Mike’s response:

These categories are as old as the hills John and the question always remains is the grouping giving up too many benefits for simplicity?

Guess what type I am…?

mike

 

 

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2015 April

State of the American Manager Report Download

Didn’t read the entire report but I did get down to this and thought I would share:

Gallup describes and assesses manager talent using five “talent dimensions”:
1. Motivator
2. Assertiveness
3. Accountability
4. Relationships
5. Decision-Making

I attached the report, it has unconventional language in my view, probably postconventional, and takes a big shot @BS.

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2015 April

Race in the Modern World

“”Trust may benefit well-being because a sense of trust in other people allows us to derive support, comfort and pleasure from our social relationships,” Haase said. “People who trust more are also happier… Moreover, our study shows that people who trust more are not only happier today, but they also experience increases in happiness over time.”

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6948660

mike