“Up Periscope!”

Lance HuffPo, Ideas, Leadership Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally posted at The Huffington Post The concept of looking “below the surface” is a common one, and for good reason. Hiding below the surface are the details that often reveal the real truth about what is perceived on the surface. “Below the surface” lies the frenetic activity beneath the visible image of serenity — aka “Duck Syndrome.” Or, if …

It’s Ok To Be Wrong

Lance HuffPo, Integrity, Leadership Comments

Reading Time: 3 minutesOriginally posted at The Huffington Post Yesterday I came across this interesting  piece examining THE question facing Hillary Clinton. On the eve of a historic Democratic National Convention in which Clinton will officially become the first woman ever nominated for President, Politico asked this question: “Why Can’t Hillary Stop Fudging the Truth?” The fascinating aspect of this article isn’t the political …

The Way Forward

Lance HuffPo, Uncategorized Comments

Reading Time: 6 minutesOriginally posted at The Huffington Post They sit on the couch, each one gaming out how the moves will unfold in their head as they wait for the session to begin. Like a chess master, winning will require having the past loaded into memory for immediate recall as well as being able to look into the future: weaponizing the knowledge of …

The Truth About Lies

Lance Accountability, Communication, Integrity, Leadership Comments

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis past week NPR’s podcast On the Media aired an episode titled “Lies, Lies, Lies,” which it described as follows: This election season has been rife with misinformation, half-truths, and pure deceit… but lying in politics dates back centuries. This week we devote a whole hour to LIES: the ones our leaders tell us, and the ones we tell ourselves and …