Thursday, December 13, 2018

Right In Front of Your Very Eyes...

Operire, the Enemy Within…
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO CommSmart Global group

We have all heard the phrase “The Enemy Within”, never has it been so true today, worldwide.  Of course, the other well-known phrase is, “You Are Your Own Worst Enemy.”  Both are very applicable to worldwide events and especially to American leadership and Public Safety.

When humans are attacked for events they failed to control or happened on their watch, there is an inner chemical that kicks in. In Latin it is Operire, a strange affliction that makes people change the series of events or even what the real truth is.  It has been in existence since time began and it all seems to be getting worse.

Distracting the truth could also be another analogy.  We have perfect examples in politics, local government and panicked officials.  Even public safety officers have been known to suffer from this problem.

If they wish to hide something from everyone, these people, use strong arm tactics to place in front of the public, a lesser problem and emphasize that they will do everything in their power to make change and it will never happen again.  They believe that if your voice is louder in an argument, the louder voice wins, as you have drowned out your opposition, even if you are lying through your teeth. 

So wrong and so pathetic, but still a problem.  You see, there are people who believe they, the shouters, can do no wrong.  Why?  The sympathetic listeners have been conditioned, bought or purchased by giveaways and freebies that the shouters have bribed them with over generations.  They have received entitlements which they should never have received as they never earned them, in any way, shape or form. 

It is ingrained and part of everyday human action to protect one’s self and so you should, when you are in danger of your life. Not though, when it is to mask the truth as you failed in your actions and caused pain, heartache and even death.

I know, you want examples, they are right in front of your eyes on everyday events.  From lying officials to protect their own reputation, that even includes doctors, police officers, councilors, politicians, government leaders, and presidents.  Even Kings and Queens have used this technique through the centuries and as sharply as the edge of an executioners ax.

Just take yesterday as an example of news and there is every answer I can give you.  I will not tell you every detail, it is for you to decide as you watch your national and local newscasts.

Oh, what is it, this chemical or thing?

In Latin, it is,  Operire

In plain English, it is, Cover-Up!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Our Changing World - Really?

by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group of Companies

How many times have you heard that it is ‘Changing The World’?  Certainly not always the ‘change for the better’ in all of our eyes.  

In business, corporations have to set rules, and these guidelines will change as necessary.  People, opinions, and society have radically changed over the decades, and what was acceptable 2, 5, 10, 20, 30, or 40 years is not acceptable today.

You could say it started when, in 1776, the British were removed from the Americas, and the whole new constitution was signed and still stands, with some amendments today.  There are within this monumental document, Freedoms and Rights, some say that they are not as relevant today, but they are the law of the land.

Indeed, ‘Freedom of Speech’ is one that is in the spotlight.  Is it viewed and used in the same manner as our forefathers placed in the document?

Political correctness has wiggled its way into everyday life, which includes actions and words.  It used to be we could have face to face discussions without getting into each other’s face and having to be pulled apart.

When someone dislikes something, it was settled between those that were disagreeing, and that was it.  Today, with the onset of social media, the world is informed and voices their opinions and comments without knowing the facts.  This causes a finger firestorm of sorts, and all hell breaks loose.  The truth or the ‘real event’ is lost in the thumbing, texting, and Facebook postings.

It is incredible how, in the melee, lies, accusations, and downright falsehoods that are stated, as if they were right.  In fact, statements with no relevance are thrown, just like mud, and they hope it will stick to their social wall of fantasy contention.  

False facts or those posted on the Internet of Things, you know, unsocial media, cannot be believed. 

The lies posted by bullying miscreants hiding behind their thumbs, Smartphones, computer screens, and tablets fuel the fire.  People, like sheep, follow what they believe is true, it is not.

It is time to be SMART! 

From a corporate point of view, your employees and leaders must understand the way of the world today regarding communications.

Reactionary statements always lead to a more explosive issue.  Although we must empower our staff, we must have a set of diversity and cultural rules of engagement.

Yes, there is a demanded requirement for training and setting corporate rules.  It does not matter what business you are conducting, the perception of the public can be broken by a single incident which becomes headlines in seconds globally.

Your legal department must assure all, including the shareholders, that the rule book is current and has been explained to all and not just once!

Cultural and diversity training is not a hiring stipulation that all employees attend when they join you.  It is on-going and revised continually.  That is why you have ‘Outside Change Agents’ present and train your staff.  Remember, you never really listened to your parents, but you look to an outsider…

Every company is on stage in the spotlight, no matter what they do.  The staff represents the company in all its actions.  Including posting statements out of work hours on their personal social media accounts.

The Walt Disney Corporation is a prime example of maintaining their image in the public’s eye, and they even have issues.  From a liability point of view, you must train and retrain on diversity and cultural situations.

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