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Featured Blog Posts – August 2010 Archive (6)

Lessons Learned for Enhancing Charisma: "The Stepfather"

This review is from: The Stepfather (DVD)

The movie "The Stepfather" is a psycho-drama where you don't need Michael Myers or Jason Vorhees to be your worst nightmare. It's the nice looking, Kurt Rusell-esque guy next door to be concerned about. In this instance, "The Stepfather" has a few things going to exemplify the weaknesses of human nature. For one, David Harris (Dylan Walsh) is invited into these homes by women who are attractive, single and operate as the primary parent. But… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on August 27, 2010 at 12:44am — No Comments

C.O.P.S. Executive Director Wins Award

The Foundation for Improvement of Justice announced that Suzie Sawyer, Executive Director of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), is one of the six recipients of the 2010 Paul H. Chapman Award. Suzie has served as Executive Director of C.O.P.S. for 27 years. Ms. Sawyer is recognized for co-founding C.O.P.S. and her work with the surviving families and affected co-workers of…


Added by Brooke McKay on August 25, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Charisma & Presidential Characteristics Unseen

This review is from: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback)

I searched Barack Obama's, "Dreams from My Father," in hopes of finding signs forecasting his ascension to the U.S. Presidency as well as evidence pointing to his inclusion into the School of Charismatic Leadership. Interesting, I saw all evidence wanting. There were no signs as exemplified in David Maraniss', "First in His Class," a biography on President Bill Clinton's evolution to… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on August 20, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Charismatic Influences That Created Pop Culture

Steve Jobs (Technology). Even before Apple became a technology company, Steve Jobs was instrumental for making computers “user friendly” and sexy. Jobs’ charisma made him the first technological rock star whose impact is seen in every form from sleek and aerodynamic computers to multimedia.

Craig Venter (Science). Venter is credited for being one of the first persons to sequence the human genome. Craig Venter’s accomplishments have influenced the future of biotechnology fused with… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on August 12, 2010 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Are Charismatic Leaders Motivated By A Love For People?

Often, the notion of charismatic leaders having a great affinity for people is attributed to this form of leadership. However, the charismatic leader’s desire for power and control comes into question as to whether the love of people is a motivating factor. McClelland (1985), under the Leader Motive Profile, asserts that effective leaders have: A high conscious need for power, low need for affiliation and a high concern for moral use of power. Weighing these traits with charismatic leaders,… Continue

Added by Edward Brown on August 5, 2010 at 2:05pm — No Comments

C.O.P.S. Affected Co-Workers Retreat

Losing a co-worker in the line of duty is a life-altering experience. The night of July 26, 1990, was one of those life-changing experiences for two police officers with the Jacksonville (FL) Sheriff’s Office. That night Officer Kirk Clark and his partner, Officer Warren C. Sanders, attempted to arrest drug dealers. After a brief foot chase, one suspect turned and put his hands up as if to…


Added by Brooke McKay on August 4, 2010 at 4:14pm — No Comments

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