Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Type of Deception in Leadership
Often found in leaders. This week, the $700 per hour lawyer Joe Tacopina saw the Balco arrest and declared it "good news" for Alex Rodriquez. It was clever. It is goofy, but like "if it don't fit, you must acquit" it counts upon the ignorance and lazy-mindedness of the audience.
Shrewd move on his part, like the many shrewd moves he has made over time.
Read the transcripts of interviews with Hermann Goering. He was a master manipulator who could flatter, ask leading rhetorical concluding questions, and represent the view point of others. Even with the 2nd language, it is still fascinating for analysis.
Hermann Goering may be the world's most prolific criminal in that he was involved in more crimes, of varying nature, than anyone I have ever read or heard of. From murder to larceny to extortion to bribery to...
We'd need a longer post to list his possible indictments, and even then, we'd need the experience of prosecutors to help in just naming the crimes.
"I am sure that the American government, itself, would agree with me that..." which is speaking for another. It is something that is allowed to sit in the minds of hearers, no matter how outrageous or false. Note the comparison between Goering and Tacopina in the form of argument.
"Of course" is used to take, without question, what is said. It can be frustrating in meetings, particular, when these types of liars have "broadcaster" voices, that is, good volume, confident tone, baritone sound.
Others will use softer voice inflections, with tremendous flattery, and then spring the deadly trap of a response.
Yet, everyone of us has a weakness.
You've got to listen for it.
Obama wears his insecurity on his sleeve. "Russia doesn't produce anything" while being the number one producer of Europe's oil, and almost number one producer of natural gas. This may be why he is at the golf course each time a crisis breaks, since reelection, and returns insults for insults. The thin-skinned immature reaction is not well suited for politics, which is why, perhaps, he
We saw George W. Bush avoid arguments and often use the 'good ole' boy' response, also employing Goering's "agreement" arguments, "as anyone can see, we've got to..."
His father's famous, "Read my lips; no new taxes" showed the need for hyperbole. This is what we focus upon and a Statement Analyst could have easily stated:
prepare for new taxes, in some form or another.
Recently, we looked at silence in the face of deception, which begs the question:
When do I speak up?