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And the Spin Goes On…

by Dr. David Gruder

I make a point of being on the e-mail lists for both the McCain and Obama campaigns. I make a point of listening to conservative and progressive radio. I don't do this to hurt myself (though sometimes it does feel that way, I must confess!). I do this because as an Integrity Analyst in this Age of Spin I feel an obligation to be aware of the spin being generated by both ends of the dysfunctionally polarized political spectrum.

Who Most Embodies the Leadership Qualities You Want?

by Dr. David Gruder

The next phase of the race to become the next president of the United States has begun. View the following two speeches by the presumptive Republican and Democratic nominees for US President in 2009. Both speeches were given on June 3, 2008.

Both candidates blend the vision they want us to believe they have with spin-doctoring about their opponent that they hope you won't recognize as distortions. See if you can separate authentic vision from pandering, authentic differences between these candidates from the spin they are using to distort their opponent.

Truth or Spin?

by Dr. David Gruder

Is Scott McClellan an opportunist, a spin doctor with ulterior motives, or someone who feels too guilty about having been part of a White House culture of deception and propaganda to remain silent? Listen to this sample of videos. Then read my comments that follow them.

The New IQ wins Two Book Awards in One Month!

by Dr. David Gruder

The New IQ: Integrity Intelligence book wins two book awards in May 2008The New IQ wins an IPPY Bronze AwardThe New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World by David Gruder, Ph.D., won two book awards in less than two weeks, during the second half of May, 2008.

How to Shift Toward Integrity-Based Politics: Part 1

by Dr. David Gruder

The upcoming 2008 U.S. presidential elections are widely viewed, both within the U.S. and internationally, as being more important than any in recent history. This provides all of us with a particularly valuable opportunity to re-evaluate the touchstones we use to decide which candidate we will support.

This blog post is the first part of a periodic series exploring those touchstones.

This post identifies two fundamental and intertwined assumptions about candidate selection: