The field/profession of “Diversity” has been taking a beating for a while now. Despite its continued and increasing presence in the business community, the pecuniary value and benefit of Diversity interventions remain in serious question. Not that it wasn’t a fine idea a half century ago as the vague concepts of “valuing differences” began to....more
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From its beginnings in 1792, the French revolution grew into the Napoleonic wars, and France declared war against several European enemies. American Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson, assured the French Minister that the U.S. would "render all those good offices which shall be consistent with the duties of a neutral nation." By early 1793,....more
.  "There is no reconciling war and neutrality. Each stands in the other's way. The reason is that they represent diametrically opposed aspirations: one contributes to the reign of force and arbitrary action; the other, to that of law, order and peace."  "The exercise of the right to remain neutral did not necessarily imply that the choice was final. A State which, at the beginning....more
To Stay Right in the MiddleWithout question, the growth of “diversity” has been the trend for a long time in the U.S. The question was never really whether the population was diverse, but was and remains one of how that demographic diversity has been used and positioned, politically, economically as well....
. The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 were international conferences held to formalize and ratify the rules of war. Consider this one of the great lessons of history. While history often records that "The Great War" came as a shock to most, why formulate rules of war if no one suspected that was a consideration? The agreements that came out of those....more
. The progressive refinement of neutral principles over the centuries became a hallmark 20th Century global international protocols. It didn't end conflict. That was neither the hope nor the aim of neutrality. It did, however, help to sustain and govern important aspects of international commerce through conflicts as ranging and intense as two World Wars. What is the fundamental....more
In Dennis W. Organ's original 1983 construct, Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCB), Organ proposed that beneficial individual behaviors within organizations can manifest as what he called a "Good Soldier Syndrome" among employees.  Organ thoughtfully asserted, "...OCB is hardly a "neutral" concept...," his recognition that citizen soldiers are anything but neutral in....more