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Born and raised in the South, living in Ohio. Writes about politics, management, and religion.
Interstates have destroyed thriving Black neighborhoods. (Photo by Brendan Beale on Unsplash)

Many of us drive on a few miles of our interstate system each day. Whether to work, to shop, or to entertainment venues, we use the interstate highways around our cities as primary arteries for getting many miles in a short period of time.

Rarely does it occur to any…


It starts with assessing your present Communication culture.

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A month (or so) ago, I introduced a series on managing culture change that will provide managers with tactics to effectively work with eight levers of culture to create a culture that provides a strong foundation for sustainable strategic advantage. …


Biden is working to give liberals everything we asked for. So why are we saying he’s a failure?

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Take a moment to imagine what the country is like today if Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensburger finds Trump’s 11,000 votes.

There are no discussions about why a Democratic Senate can’t pass an infrastructure or a voting rights bill.

There are no efforts to get the Senate Parliamentarian to…


Media, pundits, the GOP, and liberals ignored the war. Now they want to criticize its ending.

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After all but ignoring the war in Afghanistan, the media, the GOP, and too many liberals are suddenly clutching their pearls and sobbing over the withdrawal from that country. Suddenly, the withdrawal from the war no one cared about or paid attention to is a “very dark period”. The worst…


What a game in which virtual wolves chase virtual sheep can teach us about organizational culture

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One of the better articles I’ve read in the past few years on the topic of motivation didn’t have much to do with motivating people. I recommend that you read the article (and, of course, give it some applause and good feedback) but I’ll summarize its main points here. It…


A review of court decisions important to progressives

The Supreme Court…and the future

Since Mitch McConnell successfully stacked the Supreme Court, we liberals act like our pets during July 4th fireworks; cowering under the bed, waiting for the next blast, which, we’re certain, will bring all of our rights, freedoms, and protections crashing down around our heads.

Every progressive in the nation is…


An overview of the GOP assault on voting

Voters will have less access to the ballot if GOP state legislation is passed.
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Republicans have decided that the party has no future if it must rely on developing policies that attract new voters. At the moment, its base consists primarily of older white evangelical men without a college education. Groups who vote Democratic are growing while the GOP base is getting smaller. What’s…


The Eight Culture Levers

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A great deal has been written about organizational culture over the years and the topic seems especially popular now. That said, I’m not sure managers are any more able to define “culture” than they ever were.

Too often, organizational culture is heard as a synonym for “employee morale” or “employee…


Here’s What We Can Do About It

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I have an acquaintance who owns a small manufacturing company; he’s the President and CEO. He is one of those hard-working CEOs who is trying to match up purchase orders with invoices in the morning and working with lawyers and commercial realtors to negotiate a long-term lease in the afternoon…


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Like death and taxes, liberals shooting themselves in the foot the moment they make any headway is a given. It seems we just can’t help ourselves; if our candidates aren’t perfect, they’re godawful. If our liberal representatives aren’t advocating for exactly the policies we prefer, they’re simps and toadies for…

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