Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Cost of Lies

The Cost of Lies

                                                                     by Peter Hyatt




We are all familiar with Neville Chamberlain's "peace in our times" historic declaration of how he was able to look into the eyes of Adolf Hitler and know he was "telling the truth" just prior to Hitler's invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II.

The cost in lives?

The lack of discernment from Chamberlain led to the prophetic courage of Winston Churchill, who would also face another liar, and another major world leader who lacked discernment in Franklin Roosevelt who's inability to discern an equally evil despot in Joseph Stalin.  Churchill stood alone while the Soviet Hitler and the socialist President poked fun at him, while half of Europe fell under darkness for the next half century.

In more recent times, the United States went to war in Iraq because, they said, they had proof that Iraq had mobile weapons of mass destruction.

This was found out through a long line of intelligence analysts which came down to a simple facet:

a lie.

Information that was sold was sold by a liar for profit.

Could not anyone discern the lies being told and sold to the United States?  How many died due to this lie?

It is the same in businesses today, as shrinkage costs  us all, in either higher prices, or in increased insurance rates.

Some businesses are fighting back, using Statement Analysis as a preventive prescription.

One who lies is one who puts himself before others.  The liar, that is, one who will fabricate reality, marks himself as the center of his own universe, all else being subordinated....all else, that is, including the company.

The liar will steal.

"Just because one tells a few mistruths, doesn't mean she is a murderer."  Cindy Anthony.

Liars will steal, and this reality, once embraced by a company, is the opening of a door to higher profits via less theft.

Companies can screen out liars early in the application process, and by having some very intellectually capable nominees presented for studying Statement Analysis, learning its principles, and setting forth a system of regular practice.

This serves notice upon the other employees that lie detection is in the building.  This, alone, with a well placed Certificate of Successful Completion, can have a prophylactic effect upon theft and shrinkage.

In the application process, just a few simple questions on a form before conducting an employee interview can weed out liars, which will translate to having hired less thieves, for thieves lie, and liars steal.

Here's a short example:

Tell us about yourself.  Please use the full page.

Statement Analysis is then applied, via the SCAN technique, to the answer.   SCAN is found HERE

2.   Have you ever told a lie?

3.  Have you ever stolen anything?

As Statement Analysis is applied, we are thus able to sift through liars, while profiling (a dirty word today, but just as useful as ever) the subject who seeks employment.

Those who successfully pass through this screening process are called in for an employment interview, with the advantage of having analyzed the statement written, and the answers above.  This is called "Analytical Interviewing", based upon open ended questions, and questions from the analysis of the answers and the written statement previously submitted.

One small company has reported a dramatic reduction in theft in 2013, from employing this simple technique, after years of losses from theft, where not only was there no prosecution (until Statement Analysis was applied) but no restitution nor recovery of losses.

Small business can be acutely impacted by theft and would do well to sign up choice employees for training.


20 comments:

elf said...

OT. Peter I want to.say thank you for doing this blog. I've read here for a year now, and you've made me a better listener and maybe a better communicator.
So thank you for continuing your work even at the personal cost of collecting a few stalkers and the even heavier burdens you shoulder in your work with missing /murdered children and adults.

Anonymous said...

ot

LIVE Interview with Terry Elvis, Father of Missing Myrtle Beach Woman

There is a lot more said in the interview than posted here.

Sunday marks day three of a 24 hour a day tent set up in Socastee to help find Heather Elvis.

Volunteers have set the tent up near the swing bridge on Dick Pond Road by River City Café.

The tent was set up on Friday at 5 p.m. and remains open non-stop until Sunday at 11 p.m.

The volunteers will be taking any tips, even from those who wish to submit them anonymously, all in an effort to help locate the missing 20-year-old.

Volunteers at the location explained that they have already received more than a dozen tips but are urging everyone to continue to bring more information.

Heather's father, Terry, and sister, Morgan, were at the Dick Pond Road Sunday morning urging anyone with information to come forward.

"No matter how small a tip it is, it can be of use. It may lead to what they need to know to bring Heather home. We've been 17 days into this nightmare trying to find her. It's hard, it's very hard. So, anyone, if you know anything, help us put this nightmare to bed. Please help us find our daughter," said Terry Elvis.

Morgan Elvis, 16, said she didn't want her community to give up their efforts. "If your family was missing, you'd want people to remember. You wouldn't want it to be just brushed off, so I'm asking you to keep looking because this is my family, and this is my sister, and she's my other half; my better half and I just want her home."

By Sunday morning, volunteers had already handed out more than 2,000 missing person flyers.

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=990522#.UsqAEtJdXfI

Anonymous said...

ot

Holly Bobo update: Human remains possibly found.

The search for Holly Bobo has lasted over two years, but it may be nearing its end with the discovery of what may be human remains. The group called the National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation have been involved in the search for the missing Darden, Tennessee nursing student -- including experienced dog handler Julie R. Jones. This press release shares a slew of details, unfortunately "burying the lead" about Holly, but the facts that are being shared are startling, nonetheless.
A makeshift cattle "dumping ground" was located not far (walking distance) from the Bobo property. In the sludge filled pit of mud and garbage, the remains of dead cattle and other animals are apparent. However, it's been clarified that human remains could be in this pit, and those human remains could belong to none other than Holly Bobo.
The photos are disturbing, and there is at least one spot in the above photo that shows skeletal remains that do not resemble the thick, sturdy structure of a feeder cow. Is it possible that this photo somehow shows the remains of Holly Bobo?
If Holly's remains are found, it's hopeful that enough forensic evidence remains for TBI investigators to get to the bottom of this case once and for all. That includes either clearing or deeming her brother a suspect in all of this. Even the NWCAVE acknowledges that the young man's story has changed too many times to ignore.

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/15987943-holly-bobo-update-human-remains-possibly-found

Peter Hyatt said...

Thank you, Elf.

Peter

Sarah said...

Everyone has lied at some point. Well, all but one. And I would imagine most have stolen something as well, though there are probably some people out there who haven't stolen. But lying is stealing trust, and I'd like to meet the person who admits to stealing, but not lying :)

For a second I thought the questions were going to turn into Way of the Master, and I was half expecting Ray Comfort to pop out.

I am a little confused, though. The instructions say 'tell us about yourself,' and to use the full page, but it asks two yes or no questions that don't require elaboration to answer fully.

Sarah said...

oh wait, I think I understand. open-ended "tell us about yourself" is #1 then the two yes or no's. interesting. Those would be fun to read (analyze).

Sarah said...

Wow, "Sarah's a Liar," I don't understand your animosity toward me.

I am NOT proud of lies I've told. I count the cost of my sins as they were paid for at the highest cost possible. How many lies do you have to tell to be a liar? One. I know enough about Peter through his blog to know that he will agree with what I said and he will know that I was not boasting about sin.

I am not going to get into back and forth with you though. I don't argue with people on line, I don't enjoy it, and I am surprised by your comment. I don't even know what you it is you are referring to or offended by.

People who protest their perfect innocence and honesty are the ones who are lying. People who admit that they fall short are the truthful ones. I am willing to bet that the things I fret about in my own character would seem very small to many people. I worry about the inward things--thoughts, things of the heart. "For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do." Gal 5:17.

I wouldn't have minded your actual comment but the name you used to post it is surprising. Why not use your real name as I do? Well in any case, good day.

Sarah said...

well the comment was there, now it's not. oh bother, this is more than I wanted to get into anyway.

Peter, who is the sweet baby? I have only been checking in once in a while---did I miss something? Beautiful little one!

Sarah said...

well the comment was there, now it's not. oh bother, this is more than I wanted to get into anyway.

Peter, who is the sweet baby? I have only been checking in once in a while---did I miss something? Beautiful little one!

Anonymous said...

Chelsea Hoffman says in her All Voices article
*shows skeletal remains that do not resemble the thick, sturdy structure of a feeder cow. Is it possible that this photo somehow shows the remains of Holly Bobo?*

IMO....this is not a credited news source and is a sad pathetic attempt of Chelsea Hoffman seeking media attention to her own name. IMO....the journalistic talents are severely lacking and this article proves it.

There is NOTHING in that article to "statement analyze" either.

Florida State said...

The president/CEO of the group National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation, Michelle Bart isn't exactly upstanding either. Remember how she seeked media attention in the Caylee Anthony disappearance?

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 5:36, 1/6, IMO I think you need to cut Chelsea Hoffman a little slack. How do you know she isn't the only person who has even questioned whether Hollys' skeletal remains could be lying with the cow bones? You don't. Personally I think it's a good question and needs to be inestigated.

Also, isn't Chelsea Hoffman the only journalist who has raised questionable legal issues in the LE shooting murder death of James DeMaggio and has also raised serious concerns about Hannah Andersons' lies and behavior? Have you seen any other journalist even caring?

I think she deserves credit for attempting to do these things even if her efforts should fail, not slander.

Anon @ 5:36, 1/6 said...

Anon at 10:45 1/7

I don't HAVE to answer your questions.
You are entitled to your own opinions.

Anonymous said...

Everyone has lied, and probably everyone has stolen, even if it was only something of trivial value (e.g., candy). So what is the value of asking these two yes/no questions? Wouldn't it be more useful to ask, e.g., "Have you ever lied to an employer?", "Have you ever money? Have you ever stolen something worth more than $10?"

Peter Hyatt said...

Anonymous said...
Everyone has lied, and probably everyone has stolen, even if it was only something of trivial value (e.g., candy). So what is the value of asking these two yes/no questions? Wouldn't it be more useful to ask, e.g., "Have you ever lied to an employer?", "Have you ever money? Have you ever stolen something worth more than $10?"
January 7, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Hence, the value of the simple questions.

Everyone has told a lie, and everyone has stolen. (the paperclip law).

We count the number of prompts it takes someone to own up to these, in the interview.

Those who lie, and stay with the lie, are trouble bringers to companies.

You don't want nor need liars!

Liars steal.

Karen T said...

WAAAY OT: Anyone care to analyze this?
http://www.katu.com/news/local/I-am-not-guilty--239181151.html

Jen Ow said...

Wow, my forehead hurts from squinting in utter confusion as I read his 'denial', lol!

He wrote 1500 words, but never got around to saying 'I didn't do it'. He made excuses and declared to the 'haters' that he is seeking help, although he claims to be not guilty!? (Everyone is not guilty until convicted, and he is very focused on his right to due process, and how he thinks it was violated.)

He tries to deny that he is the flasher by challenging the 'victims' description of him and his vehicle. (HE refers to them as victims). First, I would think the victims focus would be on his exposed genitals and not his goatee and sideburns, but more importantly he doesn't deny he was the one they saw, only that he doesn't agree with their description. He basically apologizes to both HIS family and the victims (of the crime he claims he didn't commit), and then explains that he never meant to hurt anyone and his life has been going downhill (explaining why he behaved this way). He is WAAAY deceptive and did a horrible job of denying his guilt. Word to the wise starbucks flasher...if you are reading this plead guilty and get it over with. If you can't convince someone your innocent in 15 words, then you won't be able to with 15,000!

Karen T said...

Jen Ow, Thanks for your comments. Listening to other's opinions helps me learn. TY

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest baby!!! Obviously related to Peter. Heck, Peter even still looks like some of his little-boy photos...

Nic said...

Could that baby be any happier. Smooshie, smooshie those dimply cheeks.