Posts Tagged ‘transparency’

Having launched and led the battle against offshore tax evasion, America is now part of the problem

Partly because of state rights, the US can appear to have multiple personalities:

“Business lobbyists and states with lots of registered firms, led by Delaware, have long stymied proposed federal legislation that would require more openness in corporate ownership. (Incorporation is a state matter, not a federal one.) America will often investigate a shell company if asked to by a foreign government that suspects wrongdoing. But incorporation agents do not have to collect ownership information. This is in contrast to Britain, which will soon have a public register of companies’ beneficial owners.”

Source: The biggest loophole of all | The Economist


How to get past your own defenses and learn to build a real relationship.


Love can be taught since it is a set of skills: "With love being so closely connected to meaning and fulfillment, it’s valuable for each of us to define love as an action or series of actions we can take to bring us closer to the people we value.

"In a romantic context, some essential characteristics that fit the description of a loving relationship include:

Expressions of affection, both physical and emotional.

A wish to offer pleasure and satisfaction to another.

Tenderness, compassion, and sensitivity to the needs of the other.

A desire for shared activities and pursuits.

An appropriate level of sharing of possessions.

An ongoing, honest exchange of personal feelings.

The process of offering concern, comfort, and outward assistance for the loved one’s aspirations."


Which of these skills do employees expect leadership to demonstrate? Which are  promoted as a "glue" between co-workers?

Dropping the "physical" from these descriptions and skills, what insights and connections do we find? What is the meaning of transparency in this context?


Here’s another question: are employees asking for too much, expecting too much, from their work relationships and work environments? Are we looking for love in all the wrong places?

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Evolutionary biologists have long thought that lying ought to destroy societies. Now computational anthropologists have shown that nothing could be further from the truth.

Sharrock‘s insight:

Iñiguez  reports that the greatest diversity occurs when there is a certain amount of deception. In that case, white lies strengthen ties while black lies weaken them and this tension allows diversity to flourish. “The results of our study suggest that not all lies are bad or necessarily socially destructive; in fact, it seems that some lies may even enhance the cohesion of the society as a whole and help to create links with other people,” say Iñiguez and co.


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