Our Role in FAKE News

  What do WE, the users, do about fake news? About manipulated and made up information, even slightly biased information, wherever it comes from?! The media are asking themselves what to do about it – how to report what comes from one side or the other regardless of the facts. It is a media challenge, yes. But it is a challenge to any USER of information. The old Pogo retort applies: “We have met the enemy, and they is us.”   Yes, we can and must demand that the administration, the opposition, the media all share responsibility for educating the public – us. But we have to take it farther – and look into our own… Read More

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Beware: The Shadow Side of Power

      With the US Presidential Inaugural looming, many have grave concerns about how leadership and power will be exercised in the next four years. How will the new president and the leaders he appoints use the massive power and reach of the US Executive office.   Power is a highly charged resource with great potential for good or ill. We hope and expect that leaders will use their institutional power with self-awareness and emotional intelligence – that they will be vigilant and the face of flattery and manipulation. We expect them to realize that from others’ perspectives, when they speak, they roar.  When they walk down the halls,… Read More

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