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Monthly Archives: December 2011

The best book for understanding North Korea

posted by Joshua on December 31, 2011 in Freedom, Leadership, NorthKorea

North Korea fascinates us. Its leaders, their posturing and militarism, their economics, and more all fascinate us. Their belligerence puts them in the news often. Yet we know little about them. More than fascinating, they are globally important. They are a nuclear power with the world’s fourth largest military and most militarized border. Yet the[…] Keep reading →

Examples of models: the Earth from several perspectives

posted by Joshua on December 31, 2011 in Awareness, Evolutionary Psychology, Models, Nature, Visualization

[This post is part of a series on The Model — my model for the human emotional system designed for use in leadership, self-awareness, and general purpose professional and personal development — which I find the most effective and valuable foundation for understanding yourself and others and improving your life. If you don’t see a[…] Keep reading →

Examples of models: maps

posted by Joshua on December 30, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Evolutionary Psychology, Nature

[This post is part of a series on The Model — my model for the human emotional system designed for use in leadership, self-awareness, and general purpose professional and personal development — which I find the most effective and valuable foundation for understanding yourself and others and improving your life. If you don’t see a[…] Keep reading →

Leadership opportunities in North Korea for U.S. Presidents

posted by Joshua on December 30, 2011 in Freedom, Leadership, NorthKorea

Memorable, effective words: Ich bin ein Berliner! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! Two American Presidents were able to strike public relations coups with speeches in Berlin. In both cases they had limited ability to influence the Soviets, though they had great ability to speak to the people on the front lines of the Cold[…] Keep reading →

Celebrations on a North Korea scale

posted by Joshua on December 29, 2011 in NorthKorea

When North Korea holds an event, they do it on scales few others match, though they are announcing only their third leader since 1948, so you can understand their enthusiasm. Here is the site of the rally declaring Kim Jong-un’s succession to Supreme Leader when we visited.The New York Times published this picture of the[…] Keep reading →

Communications skills exercises, part 10: Your Authentic Voice

posted by Joshua on December 28, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Exercises, Freedom, Humor, Tips

[This post is part of a series on Communication Skills Exercises for Business and Life. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] I’ve found tremendous success with a conversation technique I developed recently. When you[…] Keep reading →