• THE COMMAND-AND-CONTROL MODEL OF EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP – “and the notion that one is lucky to have a job at all” – is history. In today’s world, it’s about motivation and inspiration which is demonstrated by empathy with expectations of job candidates and existing workers. Today’s model has evolved in response to: “(1) Labor shortage stemming from the pandemic, racial & political upheaval; (2) Rapid advances in technology which have reshaped employee expectations, especially instant gratification and absence of shyness about making demands and speaking up when displeased; (3) Social media which allows public grievances about ‘proper treatment’ for themselves and for the environment; (4) the Gig economy which overrode the concept of tenure, by allowing easy bounce between jobs.” DCG belong in your strategic planning sessions. [SHRM.ORG – 2/26/22]

CRITICAL THREATS’ TO AMERICAN SOCIETY were measured by a mid-February Gallup poll (before the Ukraine fiasco) to find:

  •  82% worried about usage of Computers and Cyberterrorism
  • Over 70% – development of Nuclear Weapons by N. Korea & Iran, and International Terrorism
  • Over 60% – Domestic Terrorism and spread of Infectious Diseases
  • Over 50% – Economic Power of China & Russia, Global Warming or Climate Change
  • Nearly 50% – Illegal Immigrants

The biggest ‘Critical Threat’ disparities between political beliefs of Democrats & Republicans were 2/3 more liberals fearing global warming and 29% more from infectious diseases; while 57% more conservatives concerned about Immigrants entering U.S. illegally, and 36% about China’s economic power. [GALLUP.COM 3/7/22]

  • GOVERNMENT-MANDATED MEDICAL CARE FOR COVID PATIENTS HAS BEEN “INEFFECTIVE AND DANGEROUS, based on U.S. and U.K. data which suggest patterns of majorly exaggerated death statistics attributable to: (1) Unreliable PCR tests producing inordinate amounts of false positives; (2) Medical approaches including Ventilators and Restrictions of fluids/ nutrition/ antibiotics/ antivirals// coagulants; (3) Financial incentives for hospitals & doctors to only use ‘approved’ procedure, and based on quantity of those tested/ diagnosed/ admitted/ treated with remdesivir/ mechanical ventilation/ and declared deaths; (4) Some 87% of sole-Covid-attributed deaths found four-in-ten having been admitted for other conditions – with 94% of those having an average of 2.6 comorbidities (78% averaging four comorbidities according to CDC data) or preexisting contributory health conditions, and 87% of whom were over 80 years old… Covid is a lethal risk only for the sickest and seniors, whether vaccinated or not.” [EPOCH TIMES – 3/2/22]
  • THAT LAST DRINK OF THE DAY MIGHT HAVE A BIG EFFECT ON BRAIN AGING. Latest studies, based on research at universities of Wisconsin & Pennsylvania of some 36,000 cases (published in Nature Communications journal), found that “going from one to two, or two to three, drinks a day had significant impact on decreased brain volume… contrary to the common perception that drinking alcohol is only harmful when done in large volumes.” [FUTURISM/NEOSCOPE – 3/7/22]
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK: “A Pessimist sees a dark tunnel. An Optimist sees light at the end of the tunnel. A Realist sees a freight train. The Train driver sees three idiots standing on the tracks.”   Imagine, if you will, a world where: Every tweet & meme must be ‘fact checked’ but not an election ballot…   Where the nation’s power grid can’t hand a night of 20-degree temps without rolling blackouts, but plugging-in tens of millions of electric vehicles would work smoothly… That Gun Control to stop criminals would be as smart a strategy as banning sober drivers from driving to stop auto deaths…

          With the unprecedented global freezing of Russian sovereign bank assets, China could risk similar action in event of hostilities over Taiwan, necessitating conversion for much of its $3 trillion in foreign exchange reserves into gold, gold mining assets, and stockpiles of other precious & base metalshttps://asiatimes.com/2022/03/gold-will-soar-as-china-seeks-us-dollar-alternatives/    

          The Biden Administration’s Iran concessions would be another absurd self-imposed catastrophe: https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEFLkwYJjwDzvfEnyVaL0YhAqGQgEKhAIACoHCAow77zbCjDiq8wBMITyqQY?uo=CAUiANIBAA&hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen