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The Dumbing Down of Americans Continues

by Dr. David Gruder

Barack Obama's latest remarks are being turned into more ammunition to keep dumbing down the American public.

Integrity Inspiration Award: Eli Estrada’s Everyday Stewardship

by Dr. David Gruder

Eli EstradaApril 10, 2008: As a youth, Eli Estrada was in trouble, nearly homeless and extremely desperate. Last month, at 40, as he and his business partner were in the midst of working hard to keep their fledgling landscaping and artificial grass business going, Estrada found $140,000 cash laying in the street, all of it in unmarked untraceable $20 bills.

And Now for Some Political Humor from Scott Kalechstein

by Dr. David Gruder

Speaking of politics, my friend Scott Kalechstein, who is a particularly talented satirist, has posted three hilarious videos on YouTube.

The second half of the video below is about Eliot Spitzer, the now-former governor of New York who resigned due to being discovered over his profound lack of integrity. I talked about the Spitzer incident in a more serious way in a few of my previous posts. Scott reminds me, and hopefully us all, that there is a time to be serious and there is a time to remember that it's all much too serious to be serious about.

Is McCain Becoming Wishy Washy or Demonstrating Teachabilty?

by Dr. David Gruder

U.S. Presidential candidate, Senator John McCain, appeared to flip-flop today (April 10, 2008) in his position on what to do about the sub-prime mortgage crisis.

In March 2008 McCain said that “it is not the duty of government to bail out and reward those who act irresponsibly, whether they are big banks or small borrowers,” noting there had been “rampant speculation” by both lenders and borrowers that had caused them to act irresponsibly.

Dr. Gruder Featured on the Front Page of the Features Section in Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette Newspaper

by Dr. David Gruder

The following excellent article by Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Post-Gazette reporter LA Johnson appeared on the front page of that major newspaper's Features section in the  on April 8, 2008. This is great timing since it was printed only a couple of weeks before the Pennsylvania Presidential Primary.

A Tale of the Disappearing Copies of “The New IQ” (aka Steal This Book!)

by Dr. David Gruder

I just received the following humorous and heartwarming story about The New IQ: "I left a copy of The New IQ book in the waiting area where I work and the book disappeared -- all of the other books in the waiting area were still there.  So, I put out another copy of your book there.  It, too, disappeared.  The third copy disappeared as well...  The next time, I put a note on it indicating that the book is available online and through bookstores, and all four copi

Integrity Inspiration Award: A Touching Example of Everyday Stewardship

by Dr. David Gruder

I talk in The New IQ book and workbook about how integrity means honoring all three of our core drives for authenticity, connection and impact. Today's Integrity Inspiration Award goes to the producers of the following movie for their particularly powerful example of the positive power our "impact" core drive is capable of having in everyday life. Acknowledging the positive impact that others have on us is a potent way of being an Everyday Steward, which is a form of expressing our impact core drive.

Integrity Inspiration Award on April 4, 2008

by Dr. David Gruder

The recipient of my Integrity Inspiration award on this day that marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., is this visionary recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.

The following speech by Dr. King is one of his most powerful and it is sadly as relevant today as it was back then. I remember parts from when he first gave it but it has far more meaning to me today than my tender age of fourteen made it possible for me to fully appreciate at that time.

Integrity Education Tidbit: Economic Integrity

by Dr. David Gruder

If you have been following my work on integrity, you are already aware of the various aspects of integrity I address:

  • Self-Integrity
  • Relationship Integrity
  • Collective Integrity (which includes societal, business and economic integrity)
  • Leadership Integrity (which includes executive, media, and political integrity)

Today's Integrity Education Tidbit is about what every citizen should know about the economic aspect of Collective Integrity and how politicians and the media continue to sidestep dealing with it.