Lessons of Petraeus Case Are Far From Clear

first_imgThere are some lessons that HR professionals can draw from the saga of Gen. David Petraeus, who resigned as head of the CIA after an FBI investigation found that he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The importance of choosing leaders with integrity–and the realization that there is virtually no privacy when it comes to electronic communications–jump out as key takeaways for HR. However, how HR staffs can apply these principles in their day-to-day work isn’t cut and dried. And the scandal illuminates aspects of human nature that will challenge HR professionals for decades, researchers warn. Once being discussed as a potential presidential candidate, Petraeus managed military battles, his career and the news media astutely. Some have labeled him a narcissist, particularly in light of the Broadwell affair. Did Broadwell’s intense interest in Petraeus blind the general to his duties—his duties to his country, to his family, and even to his own best interests? Only he can answer. His departure from public service is unfortunate, given his talent. His damage to his family, and Broadwell’s damage to hers, are more significant and more lasting, I suspect. Had Petraeus worked for the private sector, and had the investigation begun with a tip to HR instead of a call to the FBI, how would the situation have played out? A lot differently, I believe. Broadwell wasn’t working for Petraeus or his organization, though she was an Army Reserve officer. All indications are that it was a consensual relationship free from harassment. When the affair was discovered, according to news reports, neither party denied it or tried to cover it up. This is not a Penn State or Catholic Church scandal. Reportedly, by leaving personal messages in the drafts folder of a Gmail account, the pair thought that their communications would remain anonymous. They didn’t. Even if Petraeus used a government computer to access the drafts folder, it’s not the most massive violation of HR rules—unless evidence shows that he revealed classified information. If you were the HR chief dealing with these discoveries in the private sector, what would you do? Fire Petraeus? For showing poor moral judgment? That might be a decision for the Board of Directors. For misusing e-mail? You’d probably give him a warning or make him take more training. The paramount takeaway for HR is that we need to understand a leader’s character before we hire him or her. Unfortunately, we often overlook character flaws because they can be embedded in otherwise desirable skill sets. Some of the most effective leaders in terms of business performance are narcissists—narcissists who often get themselves and their organizations into trouble, according to researchers Arijit Chatterjee and Donald Hambrick. They found that narcissism in CEOs is correlated with “strategic dynamism.” Two more researchers, Joris Lammers and Adam Galinsky, came up with another disturbing finding about power seekers: People with power break rules not just because they think that they can get away with doing so, but also because they believe that they are entitled to do so. Finally, researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia assessed more than 100 graduate students and concluded that the level of narcissism in the United States is increasing. Taken together, these studies suggest that preventing situations such as that of Petraeus and Broadwell won’t be easy. Men and women are going to cheat. They’re going to try to hide their affairs. The only “bright” side is that they’re going to find it ever more difficult to conceal the electronic evidence. How effectively HR manages situations such as the Petraeus affair will help demonstrate just how strategic the profession has become. Steve Bates is a freelance journalist and former writer and editor for SHRM. Any investigation of his e-mails would reveal many pages of discussion of baseball, gardening and troublesome editors. [Links to research noted above:]http://www.economist.com/node/15328544http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112461751/expensive-egos-narcissism/http://archive.sciencewatch.com/dr/fmf/2011/11julfmf/11julfmfChatET/last_img read more

Roma work on Smalling deal

first_imgRoma have begun working on a permanent deal for Chris Smalling after the defender’s strong start on loan from Manchester United. Smalling is already a fans’ favourite at Roma, putting a muscle problem behind him to feature in all of the Giallorossi’s last five games. Now, according to Gianluca Di Marzio and Il Tempo, sporting director Gianluca Petrachi is making plans to thrash out a permanent transfer in the coming weeks. The Englishman’s move to the Olimpico at the end of August was only a dry loan, although the Lupi paid United €3m to borrow him. Despite Roma’s chronic injury problems, he has forged a quick understanding with fellow new boy Gianluca Mancini at centre-back. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea still keen on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic

first_imgChelsea still keen on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea remain in the hunt for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic.The Telegraph says the 20-year-old winger has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge during the mid-season sales.Chelsea are on the hunt for long-term replacements for Pedro and Willian – and Pulisic would fit the bill.He is under contract at Borussia Dortmund until 2020 so the Bundesliga giants are running out of time to cash in.And Chelsea are hopeful of securing Pulisic’s services.But it is claimed that BVB bosses will dig their heels in until the summer transfer window. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Dabo Swinney Hit The Whip During Clemson’s Post-Game Dance Party

first_imgHead coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers is dunked with Gatorade during the fourth quarter of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers is dunked with Gatorade during the fourth quarter of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Clemson picked up a massive win, knocking off Notre Dame at home on Saturday night, so you know head coach Dabo Swinney was ready to dance. After the game, and a very awkward post-game interview that was accidentally cut off by ESPN, Swinney got down in the locker room, swinging a towel and hitting the Whip. We cannot confirm whether or not he added in the Nae Nae as well.With the win, Clemson danced its way to sixth in both the AP and Coaches Polls this week. The Tigers look to be in very good position to make a run at an ACC Championship, with Florida State struggling in recent weeks.last_img read more

CANADA MEDIA FUND AND SHAW ROCKET FUND ANNOUNCE 33M IN FUNDING TO

first_imgTotal$2,200,000$1,100,000 Ara’s ImaginariumOxus Films$233,333$116,667 Facebook The selected projects will provide entertainment, education, and new experiences for kids. They are original, animated series, in their first season, which meet the CMF’s definition of Children and Youth programming, created initially for digital distribution–including subscription video-on-demand services–on a platform that is meaningfully available to Canadian audiences.The CMF-SRF Kids Digital Animated Series Program encourages the production of innovative content in today’s media landscape. It gives priority to series that focus on creativity and originality, demonstrate an understanding of the audience through discoverability, have the potential to evolve into a subsequent season or a longer format, and that use technology to increase animation quality. Advertisement Login/Register With: Galapagos XBig Bad Boo Productions$300,000$150,000 Twitter Advertisement CHAOSCarpe Diem Film and TV$333,333$166,667 PROJECT NAMECOMPANYCMFSRF About the Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content for all audiovisual platforms. In addition, it guides Canadian content towards a competitive global digital environment by supporting industry innovation, rewarding success, promoting diversity of voices, and encouraging access to content through public- and private-sector partnerships. The CMF receives funding from the Government of Canada and from cable, satellite and IP service distributors across the country. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.About Shaw Rocket FundThe Shaw Rocket Fund (SRF) is a vital partner of the Canadian children’s media sector in offering children robust world-leading content on all platforms. The Rocket Fund invests in and supports Canadian-made media that reflects Canadian values and diversity, and most of all respects and speaks to children, while positively showcasing Canadian leadership on the world stage. By working with producers, regulators, and government, the Shaw Rocket Fund aims to make quality content for kids a global priority.  Since its inception, the Shaw Rocket Fund has invested over $220 million in 865 Canadian media content for children, family, and youth audiences worldwide.  Contributors to the Fund are Shaw Communications and Shaw Direct. Li’l SantaDi-O-Matic$350,000$175,000 Piper’s Pony TalesEpic Story Media$350,000$175,000 Toronto, June 10, 2019 — The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Shaw Rocket Fund (SRF) announced today that seven kids’ projects will receive $3.3M in funding as part of their partnership program to fund the production of Canadian digital-first animated series for children and youth. The CMF and the SRF were impressed by the quality of applications received for this new program and are eager to see the selected projects come to fruition. DouniaTobo$283,333$141,667 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Jeremy Fisher Junior Presents Jeremy and TunebugVérité Films$350,000$175,000 Advertisementlast_img read more

RCMP raising money with Fill the Boot

first_imgOwen added that 80 percent of the money raised would go towards fighting childhood cancer while the other 20 percent going to Camp Goodtimes.“Well I think everyone has their own reasons for doing it, but for me its something I can do,” said Owen. “Any little bit helps and its all going to a good cause.”Owen went on to say that the support of the community has been fantastic into helping them with their cause.“It’s fantastic, the support is unreal in Fort St. John. We appreciate everybody, every little bit helps and we’re getting fantastic donations.”In addition to Fill the Boot, the RCMP will also be holding a Jail and Bail on September 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Members of the community who have been nominated by their friends, family, and co-workers will be “arrested” and brought to a mock jail where a short mock trial will take place. Bail will be set and the arrested person will then be given time to raise the requested amount from the mock bail hearing. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Members of the RCMP were at Safeway Friday hosting their “Fill the Boot” which was raising money for pediatric cancer research.As of 4:30 p.m. the boot was halfway full. Watch Commander Spencer Owen and Constable Rebecca Bojczuk estimated that over $400 had been raised so far.Owen explained that Fill the Boot is a fundraiser part of the Cops for Cancer – Tour de North which is an 800-kilometre bike ride from Prince George to Prince Rupert that also raises money for cancer research. The Tour de North takes place from September 14th-20th.last_img read more

Ambedkar’s front to contest all 48 LS seats in Maha

first_imgMumbai: Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar on Tuesday said his political front will contest all the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, a development which comes as a jolt to efforts of the Congress and NCP to forge a ‘grand alliance’ against the BJP.Making the announcement in Akola district, located around 590 km from here, Ambedkar said no further talks would be held with the Congress to join the anti-BJP coalition. “Several proposals were made for forging an alliance with the Congress but there hit a roadblock. We cannot negotiate further with the Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Congress leadership,” he told reporters. Asked how many seats his Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi would contest, he said, “We have already announced candidates on 22 seats and will declare the remaining names soon. We will contest 48 seats in Maharashtra.” Ambedkar is likely to contest from Solapur Lok Sabha seat against senior Congress leader and former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde. BJP’s Sharad Bansode defeated Shinde in the 2014 Lok Sabha poll from Solapur. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedPrakash Ambedkar, grandson of the architect of Indian Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar, is founder of the Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh. He forged an alliance earlier with Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) in Maharashtra and has been holding rallies across state. The consolidation of Dalit and Muslims votes in some pockets, especially in the Vidarbha region, had prompted the Congress and NCP to invite Ambedkar to join their ‘grand alliance’ against the BJP-led NDA.last_img read more

19 killed in Bangladesh fire tragedy; rescue operations on

first_imgDhaka: A massive fire engulfed a 22-storey building in Dhaka’s posh Banani area on Thursday, killing at least 19 people, including a Sri Lankan national, and injuring 70 others, in the second major blaze to hit the Bangladeshi capital since last month. The incident, which happened on Thursday afternoon in a building that houses several garment shops and internet service providers, left several people trapped inside as the blaze spread to two adjacent buildings. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USUntil now we can tell you that the inferno killed 19 people, one of them being a Sri Lankan national. Seventy others are wounded,” a senior fire official said. At least six of the killed, including the Sri Lankan national, died after they jumped off from various floors of the high-rise building for safety. “A Sri Lankan citizen identified as Niras Chandra, was declared dead at Kurmitola General Hospital. He fell off the building while trying to escape the fire,” Kazi Shahan Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of Cantonment police station, was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAnother person, who was yet to be identified by the authorities, was declared dead at Kurmitola General Hospital after he fell off the building while trying to escape the fire. “Similarly, three more male victims were declared dead on arrival by the doctors of United Hospital,” officials were quoted as saying. A 35-year-old student at Dhaka University died due to the effects of the blaze. A woman identified as Amina Yeasmin died of her injuries at Apollo Hospital. Several other injured people were rushed to the nearby hospitals. “Over 30 people are being treated at different government and private health facilities, some of them with critical wounds caused by the blaze in the building,” officials said. Apart from 21 fire tenders, Bangladesh Air Force helicopters and Navy commandos teamed together to douse the blaze. The fire is now extinguished, a fire service official told reporters. Fire officials said the blaze erupted on the eighth floor of the building and gradually went upward engulfing ninth, 10th and 11th floors, but could not immediately say what sparked the inferno. Five military and air force helicopters were deployed to drop water on the blaze as flames and thick black smoke poured out of the windows. Firefighters broke open the building’s glass walls to free toxic gas while over a dozen were rescued or they managed get themselves out from the burning building. A 20-member military team has entered the building with necessary equipment to salvage the trapped people, a military officer at the spot said. On February 20, at least 70 people were killed and over 50 injured when a fast-moving fire swept through an apartment buildings and chemical warehouses in Dhaka’s congested Chawkbazar area.last_img read more

Germany receives Manuel Neuer as he plans for World Cup games

first_imgThe Bayern Munich star goalkeeper strives to overcome a fractured foot he suffered last September so he would be able to lead his nation to Russia in few weeks.Manuel Neuer stepped up his comeback from injury with Germany by playing an impressive 30 minutes in a test match after eight-month lay-off for Germany U20s.While Neuer was away, Joachim Low took Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, leaving him with a tough predicament. Although Bernd Leno and Kevin Trapp are the other options in Die Mannschaft’s provisional squad, one of those two set will be cut on Monday on FIFA’s deadline for final squads.The 32-year-old was only beaten by Thomas Muller from the penalty spot and a strike from Julian Draxler in the test match.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Germany’s assistant coach Thomas Schneider hailed Neuer’s impressive saves saying via The Sun:“He faced some shots on goal and made a few very good saves.“It is another step in the right direction.”last_img read more

On Location New Orleans Takes You To Birthplace Of Jazz And Bounce

first_img Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 11, 2018 – 12:21 pm On Location: New Orleans VIDEO// On Location: New Orleans location-new-orleans-takes-you-birthplace-jazz-and-bounce News ‘On Location: New Orleans’ Takes You To Birthplace Of Jazz And Bounce Email Twitter In this installment of ‘On Location,’ learn more about the home of bounce music through its artists, culture and foodJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Oct 11, 2018 – 12:23 pm You’ve heard the bounce beat or bounce icons like Big Freedia and the late Magnolia Shorty on Beyoncé’s “Formation” and Drake’s “In My Feelings.” Now, the Recording Academy’s original music travel series On Location will take you to the birthplace of it all: New Orleans. Behind the hip-hop genre that has caught the attention of heavy-hitters like Drake and Beyoncé, is a city known for being the birthplace of Jazz, its French influence and culinary richness. On Location: New Orleans will introduce you to the city and artists that have been inspired by it all and have helped developed its sound.On the first episode New Orleans’ very own Dana Blair fills in for host Charlie Travers and takes you to Sportsman’s Corner in the French Quarter to meet first lady of Master P’s No Limit Records, Mia X, who co-owns the New Orleans gem. Mia X talks about bounce’s rise. “To see it go from 28 years ago and see now we have the whole world dancing, to what we say, the beat,” New Orleans rapper Mia X told the Recording Academy. “But they got to come to New Orleans to really get their shake on.”Meet other bounce producers, artists and pioneers in this On Location series. Go ‘On Location’ In Los Angeles With Moby, Jade Novah, Nick Hexum & Morelast_img read more