I dream of Gini or How is income inequality defined?

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Income Inequality

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Income InequalitySimply put, income inequality refers to the difference in income distribution. Income, in this particular case, is not simply the difference between the paycheck between the richest and poorest, but income (or lack thereof) derived from rental income, stock gains, interest on savings accounts, and […]

Income Inequality

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Income Inequality

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Income InequalityRecents events, such as the border crisis in the Southwest and the Israeli/Hamas outbreak in the Middle East, have taken over the 24/7 new cycle. But lingering in the background, and being written about in many of the major papers and talked about on […]

Beautiful Questions

Four things questions expose

Always the beautiful answer / who asks a more beautiful question – E. E. Cummings To get to our answers, we must formulate and work through the questions ourselves. Throughout his life Einstein saw curiosity as something “holy,” and American painter Chuck Close notes, “Ask yourself an interesting enough question and your attempt to find […]

Thursday Technology Links

Here’s some technology links that might pique your interest: Light Can Be Converted Into Matter In 1934, two American physicists theorized that if one could make two photons collide, the collision would produce two positron-electron pairs—and thus convert light into matter. If proven in a lab, the process would be a pure demonstration of Einstein’s […]

Veterans Affairs Hospital

Is it time to dismantle the VA medical system?

Reports emanating from Washington regarding the mess at the Veterans Affairs healthcare system keep coming. Late Tuesday, the Veterans Affairs department announced that it launched a program last Friday “where staffers will try at least three times to reach new VA patients and ask how soon they want to be seen. If the patients cannot be […]

Steve Jobs on focus and simplicity

That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. —Steve Jobs

Time: Remembering the Past

What does the past have to do with business leadership, organizational change or personal change? Well the past is a teacher, a reminder, and a projector. Watch to find out what I mean.

Thinkers

Links to make you think

Start your week off with these links to some really interesting topics. They cover a new Apple patent, genetic movements, storytelling and behavior, and the reverse direction of time. The genetic atlas of human mixing events Though all humans have the same set of genes, their genomes are studded with mutations, which are differences in […]

Changing Culture Podcast

What is the source of leadership?

Leadership has been defined by some as the ability to influence others. If that is true, then what is the source of that influence? Where does leadership come from? In this Changing Culture Podcast, I discuss this and its impact on change within an organization, community, and culture. Take a listen… [podcast]http://wdavidphillips.com/audio/leadership-passion_vision.mp3[/podcast] Book Recommendation Pick […]

The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make

The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make

Great video from Harvard Business Review. This seemed to fit my post today on 12 actions to take when you have a leadership failure. Management thought leaders share their ideas on how leadership goes wrong. These leaders include Bill George, Evan Wittenberg, Dr. Ellen Langer, Andrew Pettigrew, Gianpiero Petriglieri, Carl Sloane, Jonathan Doochin, Scott Snook, and […]