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  • A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

    01/16/2016 5:45:35 PM PST · by Mariner · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 16th, 2016 | By Jenna Goudreau
    People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating? Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions. In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you: Can I trust this person? Can I respect this person? Psychologists refer to these dimensions as warmth and competence respectively, and ideally you want to be perceived as having both. Interestingly, Cuddy says that most people, especially in a professional...
  • Americans Want a Precision President

    12/20/2015 9:48:33 AM PST · by poconopundit · 33 replies
    Vanity | 12/20/2015 | poconopundit
    Presidential campaigns are -- first and foremost -- about political issues. This is why the media spends so much time analyzing the TV debates, rally speeches, and policy papers of the candidates. But when Americans choose a President, the issues are only one factor on their minds. Americans also weigh less tangible factors to determine how well a candidate would do in office. In short, no presidential campaign can succeed unless sufficient attention is paid to optics -- the process of building an aura of leadership and competence around the candidate. Good optics was certainly a big factor in the...
  • Women's rise to senior positions at advisory firms has stalled

    10/13/2015 12:39:41 PM PDT · by 100American · 16 replies
    http://www.investmentnews.com/ ^ | Oct 13, 2015 @ 10:17 am | Matt Sirinides
    "A big part of that stagnancy could be business development, or winning new business in general. The sales culture and sales mentality is what leads to the upper echelons of compensation and status at firms, and it could be that women aren't successfully breaking into those roles. What we can say from evidence in the study is that new adviser positions that carve out these responsibilities, such as business development officer or business development specialist, are overwhelmingly male (96% for partners and 72% for employees), which underscores the fact that these responsibilities or opportunities aren't necessarily being embraced by or...
  • So, the irony of Government in America (Vanity)

    10/24/2014 11:27:03 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 6 replies
    24 October 2014 | Morpheus2009
    Okay, so here's the irony of the government in America... 1) The government claims to save money by not enacting travel restrictions from the ebola hot zone, yet the total treatment cost for the American ebola patients and Liberian national numbers in the millions and counting, unless the New York doctor case is the last one. Also, the possibility exists that people will not want to be in public as much thanks to fear of ebola infectees walking around in public? 2) The CDC claims it is so noncontagious, but shouldn't people take precautions such as banning possibly ebola infectees...
  • WHY BENGHAZI MATTERS

    06/18/2014 10:11:47 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 4 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 11 June 2014 | TruthRevoltOrginals
    http://youtu.be/dKsiDV1LuJA (Not allowed to copy text in description)
  • Teen Jeopardy Champion Gives Hilarious Subtle Insult To Obama!

    01/02/2014 9:02:19 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 33 replies
    Take that "O!" LMAO....
  • The American Idol Electorate: Americans Value Likeability Over Competence

    11/26/2013 5:50:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Contrary to the impression that he has so assiduously worked to cultivate, Barack Obama is not a king of either the divine-right or impotent-figurehead variety, but instead the president of a republic. Having grown up in a country that still boasts the last vestiges of a once-potent monarchy, I am reasonably familiar with the role that incumbent sovereigns play in the world’s most popular constitutional arrangement, and aware too of what it takes for a modern potentate to be regarded as a success. In modern Britain, the Queen’s likeability and personality help her no end, whereas her political talent and...
  • Embezzler was hired by CA high-speed rail agency

    08/29/2013 3:39:43 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle aka SFGate ^ | Thursday, August 29, 2013 | unk
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A woman who embezzled $320,000 from a California state agency was later hired by the state's High-Speed Rail Authority — and she says nobody asked about her background. The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/141r1Z6 ) says Carey Moore spent two years in prison after pleading no contest to grand theft in 2007. Prosecutors say she embezzled from the Department of Child Support Services. In 2011, Moore was hired by the High-Speed Rail Authority. Her job included making travel plans for officials. Her state job application didn't ask whether she'd been convicted of a crime and Moore says nobody...
  • RUSH: The MYTH of Obama's COMPETENCE

    06/11/2011 3:20:26 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 25 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | June 10, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    The Myth of Obama's Competence June 10, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ron, El Segundo, California. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hello, Rush. Good to be with you, and good luck with your wedding anniversary coming up. RUSH: Thank you, sir. Thank you very much, sir. I appreciate that. Even I remembered it. CALLER: I was just making a point about Obama and his competence. I think he's a very, very good politician as far as tactics. He's a very competent tactician. RUSH: Mmm-hmm. CALLER: I don't think, as you do, that he's as incompetent....
  • Boehner: US handled Egypt crisis as best it could

    02/13/2011 9:50:52 AM PST · by DanMiller · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 13, 2011
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says he thinks the Obama administration has handled "a very difficult situation" in Egypt about as well as possible. The Ohio Republican also says that the upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia - where popular protests help outside longtime authoritarian leaders - "surprised everyone," including U.S. intelligence officials. Boehner tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that he thinks there's a need for an assessment to determine why U.S. officials "didn't have a better feel for this."
  • Obama's Delusions of Competence

    09/16/2010 6:57:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Jewish World Review, ^ | 9/16/10 | Mona Charen
    "Washington, We Have a Problem," proclaims Vanity Fair magazine. In an eerie echo of the verdicts passed during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, namely that the presidency was "too big for one man," Vanity Fair now declares, "The evidence that Washington cannot function — that it's 'broken,' as Vice President Joe Biden has said — is all around." The Vanity Fair piece is a long apologia for President Obama's perceived ineffectiveness, and reflects — no surprise here — the Obama interpretation of events.
  • Obama's Declusions of Competence (overestimates the government's ability to solve problems)

    09/14/2010 8:03:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/14/2010 | Mona Charen
    ‘Washington: We Have a Problem” proclaims Vanity Fair magazine. In an eerie echo of the verdicts passed during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, namely that the presidency was “too big for one man,” Vanity Fair now declares “The evidence that Washington cannot function — that it’s ‘broken,’ as Vice President Joe Biden has said — is all around.” The Vanity Fair piece is a long apologia for President Obama’s perceived ineffectiveness, and reflects — no surprise here — the Obama interpretation of events. “The G.O.P.,” writes Todd Purdum, “has spent most of the period since the inauguration in near lockstep...
  • Why some people hate competent people.

    08/27/2010 11:04:09 PM PDT · by GraceG · 13 replies
    Live Science ^ | 8/24/2010 | Charles Q. Choi
    The fact that groups of people typically choose to expel selfish individuals is no surprise. But new research suggests such troops often want to kick out generous members as well. This counterintuitive behavior could be rooted in how such giving people make others feel bad, or simply in how they stand out from the crowd, researchers suggest. [snip] Why we dislike competence These new findings fit in with past studies revealing that people often dislike exceptional competence or offers of help. This might stem from a competitive desire to do at least as well as whoever is setting the standard,...
  • Jindal's Moment

    06/18/2010 1:14:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies · 1,357+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6.18.10 | Philip Klein
    I'm sure by now, many of you have seen this Drudge-linked ABC News report on the utter confusion in the federal response to the oil spill, to the point where the Coast Guard held up barges Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered with vacuums to suck up the oil. Meanwhile, Jindal's operation to dredge up sand and build artificial islands to capture the oil and protect the coastline is underway, after he fought to gain approval from the White House. It looks like we could be seeing a repeat of Katrina -- where Jindal is the one official who emerges with an...
  • The Haiku About Obama's Competence

    06/15/2010 7:30:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies · 327+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-14-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    My first haiku shows That experience matters To do the job right The very first time President Barack Obama The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Peggy Noonan: Where is the competence? (She's lost her former admiration for Obama)

    05/29/2010 9:04:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 1,627+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/29/2010 | Peggy Noonan
    In our earlier thread on Chris Matthews, one commenter asked why we consider the MS-NBC host a barometer of conservative opinion, considering Matthews’ deeply liberal worldview. It matters because the disillusion of people like Matthews, who sold their audiences on the near-perfection of Barack Obama, are instructive moments to see just how far Obama has fallen in public reputation. After all, conservatives didn’t fawn over a man who had no executive experience and spent most of his legislative career voting “present” rather than showing any leadership.Well, most conservatives didn’t, anyway. At least one who succumbed to Obama’s glamour wonders what...
  • Obama's failure to lead

    03/19/2009 2:41:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2009 | Jay Rooney
    President Obama was called upon to lead and has utterly failed, and in less than two months. From the stimulus package that won't stimulate even Chris Matthews' leg, to the continuing series of ethically questionable political appointments, through an outrageous Congressional spending binge that included unfettered earmarks, he has passed on all the easy leadership opportunities. What will he do on the tougher issues? Recall that the presidential race was a dead heat when the economic crisis hit last fall. Obama's legendary calm, cool, and collected manner was viewed as better for dealing with a crisis and he pulled ahead....
  • More than a bad day: Worries grow that Barack Obama & Co. have a competence problem

    03/16/2009 6:42:45 PM PDT · by AgThorn · 3 replies · 1,563+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 15, 2009 | Michael Goodwin
    Not long ago, after a string of especially bad days for the Obama administration, a veteran Democratic pol approached me with a pained look on his face and asked, "Do you think they know what they're doing?" The question caught me off guard because the man is a well-known Obama supporter. As we talked, I quickly realized his asking suggested his own considerable doubts. Yes, it's early, but an eerily familiar feeling is spreading across party lines and seeping into the national conversation. It's a nagging doubt about the competency of the White House. It was during George W. Bush's...
  • More than a bad day: Worries Grow that Obama & Co. have a Competence Problem

    03/16/2009 5:00:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies · 2,671+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/16/09 | Michael Goodwin
    Not long ago, after a string of especially bad days for the Obama administration, a veteran Democratic pol approached me with a pained look on his face and asked, "Do you think they know what they're doing?" The question caught me off guard because the man is a well-known Obama supporter. As we talked, I quickly realized his asking suggested his own considerable doubts. Yes, it's early, but an eerily familiar feeling is spreading across party lines and seeping into the national conversation. It's a nagging doubt about the competency of the White House. It was during George W. Bush's...
  • More than a bad day: Worries grow that Barack Obama & Co. have a competence problem

    03/15/2009 8:54:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies · 2,342+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/15/09 | Michael Goodwin
    Not long ago, after a string of especially bad days for the Obama administration, a veteran Democratic pol approached me with a pained look on his face and asked, "Do you think they know what they're doing?"
  • This is Romney's year to shine

    02/26/2009 5:33:57 PM PST · by Bratch · 391 replies · 3,884+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/26/09 | BRETT JOSHPE
    This February, however, Romney is well-positioned to emerge as the leader of the party and the Republican front-runner in 2012. First, money is no obstacle. Romney can self-finance, but he is also a fundraising machine. He eagerly campaigned for McCain, raising record amounts for his White House run, a gesture for which he earned political capital within the Republican Party and should expect repayment at some point. He is also currently donating money through his political action committee to House Republicans who opposed the stimulus package, and he is campaigning for Republicans around the country, including James Tedisco, who is...
  • Mitt Romney backs GOP Stimulus Detractors with PAC Money

    02/25/2009 6:52:18 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 433 replies · 3,576+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 24, 2009 | Staff
    Today, as ABC's perceptive Rick Klein notes, Romney's PAC -- Free and Strong America -- donated $1,000 each to 11 Republican congressmen targeted in a retaliatory ad campaign by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for voting against President Obama's economic stimulus bill. Romney praised the Republicans as "standing up for fiscal responsibility and saying no to spending abuse."
  • Stocks stumble as investors fear worsening economy

    01/30/2009 2:01:51 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 21 replies · 1,018+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 01/30/2009 | EagleUSA
    NEW YORK – Stocks slumped for a second straight day Friday as investors, already on edge about the worsening economy, were further rattled by a report that Washington's plans to help banks may have hit a snag. The Dow Jones industrials dropped 4.5 percent over two sessions; broader stock indexes are down more than 5 percent since Wednesday. Uncertainty about when the economy will improve has investors looking to Washington for answers. With the market particularly worried about the prospects of a big bank failure, investors have been hopeful that the government will soon release details of a wide-reaching plan...
  • Romney to offer ideas for stimulus

    01/12/2009 12:28:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 75 replies · 1,311+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-01-10 | Patrick O'Connor
    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is slated to offer House Republicans his policy prescriptions for the ailing economy at a hearing next week to discuss the pending stimulus package. The former Massachusetts governor is scheduled to appear at a hearing next Thursday organized by party Whip Eric Cantor (Va.), where Republicans will outline their policy proposals for a massive economic stimulus bill that could exceed $800 billion. "Last week, President elect-Obama challenged the House Republicans to help him craft a stimulus bill. We are embracing this challenge and asking as many people as possible to help us create the...
  • Michelle Obama: So Smart and Well Educated, "I Could Be Very Competent Putting 70 Percent In"

    07/30/2008 1:04:03 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 35 replies · 121+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 30, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    She's so awesome. I was kind of missing ol' Michelle recently. Thought maybe the campaign recognized she's a complete loose cannon and stuffed her in a closet somewhere. But alas, the wiley and resourceful Michelle must have figured out how to remove the ball gag and snuck into this interview with People magazine. But the wife of the Democratic presidential nominee is also realistic enough. "I can't do everything," she told PEOPLE recently. "I am not going to be the policy expert on every opinion and position that Barack has because I don't have the time to do it, quite...
  • Army Officer Accuses Generals of 'Intellectual and Moral Failures'

    04/27/2007 1:24:55 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 118 replies · 3,021+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2007 | Thomas E. Ricks
    An active-duty Army officer is publishing a blistering attack on U.S. generals, saying they have botched the war in Iraq and misled Congress about the situation there."America's generals have repeated the mistakes of Vietnam in Iraq," charges Lt. Col. Paul Yingling, an Iraq veteran who is deputy commander of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. "The intellectual and moral failures . . . constitute a crisis in American generals."Yingling's comments are especially striking because his unit's performance in securing the northwestern Iraqi city of Tall Afar was cited by President Bush in a March 2006 speech and provided the model for...
  • The Captured Iraqi Intelligence Documents: What Do They Reveal and How Should They Be Handled?

    07/08/2006 7:31:43 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 12 replies · 1,296+ views
    Heritage Foundation press release ^ | 7-8-06 | Press Release
    The Captured Iraqi Intelligence Documents: What Do They Reveal and How Should They Be Handled? RSVP | Send to a Friend Date: July 11, 2006 Time: 12:00 noon Speaker(s): Keynote Remarks by: The Honorable Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) Chairman, House Intelligence Committee Followed by a Panel Discussion with: Peter Brookes Senior Fellow, National Security Affairs, The Heritage Foundation Thomas Joscelyn Terrorism Researcher Michael Tanji Former Chief of the Document and Media Exploitation Division, Defense Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Human Intelligence Host(s): James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation Details:...
  • Competence vs. Manliness

    03/27/2006 6:43:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 2 replies · 387+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Mar 06
    So now the Democrats’ theme is “dangerous incompetence.” This is the soaring vision they offer the American people, as the nation records the 53rd month of growth since the end of the last recession in November 2001; as the S&P 500 is up 60 percent to 1300 from 800 at the start of 2003; as home ownership is reaching new highs; as reports come in that venture capitalists are throwing money at Silicon Valley startups again; and as President Bush’s riverboat gamble in the Middle East still hasn’t collapsed as predicted. Yes, things are pretty bad, all things considered, and...
  • Keep On Trucking

    12/18/2004 9:42:31 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 14 replies · 564+ views
    County Press ^ | By Joe O'Loughlin
    The other morning I was nearing a very busy juncture on I-95. In short order there are two entrance ramps leading onto this major thoroughfare followed quickly by a pair of exits. It is a very tricky stretch, which has had its fair share of accidents. I was in the far right lane where the entrance\exit traffic weaves in and out. Normally, I try to avoid this lane. However on this particular day I wasn't able to get into another lane so I was stuck in this slow moving difficult segment.
  • Know your place

    11/28/2004 5:28:14 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 3 replies · 807+ views
    The Spectator (U.K.) ^ | November 27, 2004 | Roger Scruton
    Know your place The recent memo purloined from Prince Charles made the accurate observation that ‘child-centred’ education, by encouraging false expectations and discouraging effort, seriously hampers the one who receives it. University teachers know this, since they have to deal with the products of an education which puts self-esteem before real achievement. Despite the plethora of As and Bs gained through dumbed-down examinations in dumbed-down subjects, young people tend to enter university without the skills required for real study. The likelihood that an incoming undergraduate can read a book or write an essay diminishes from year to year, and...