Source: public domain/Pexels If you've been betrayed or trust was broken, do you think your trust was misplaced in someone untrustworthy? Many people are unrealistic about trust. They assume the worst and are distrustful, or they overtrust and are easily taken in. People in the first category put up walls and keep others at a distance. The second group proudly claim to trust someone until they have reason not to. Then they’re shocked when they’ve relied on someone untrustworthy. In today’s mobile world, usually when we first meet someone, we don’t know anything about their integrity or past conduct, except what they tell us. Trustworthiness is proven over time by actions, not only by words. You can get hurt by believing what people say and ignoring their actions To be trustworthy, a person has to “walk their talk” – words and actions must be congruent. You also have to be able to trust your perceptions, a skill difficult for some … [Read more...] about To Trust or Mistrust. Do You Trust Too Much or Too Little?
Rebuilding broken trust
The president of Fifa, Sepp Blatter, has denied responsibility for the corruption scandal engulfing football’s world governing body and has promised to clean up the organisation by pressing ahead with his bid for a fifth term. Blatter told the Fifa congress in Zurich on Thursday afternoon that he could “not monitor everyone all the time” and emphasised that the allegations and arrests focused on “a minority of individuals”. Blatter promised, not for the first time, to rebuild trust. “These are unprecedented and difficult times for Fifa,” he said. “The events of yesterday have cast a long shadow over football and over this week’s congress. Actions of individuals, if proven, bring shame and humiliation on football and demand action and change from us all. We cannot allow the reputation of Fifa to be dragged through the mud any longer.” Blatter earlier confirmed that he will seek a fifth term as the head of Fifa, rebuffing a … [Read more...] about Fifa crisis: Blatter denies responsibility and rebuffs Platini plea to resign
James A. Gagliano is a CNN law enforcement analyst and retired FBI supervisory special agent. He is also an adjunct assistant professor and doctoral candidate at St. John's University in Queens, New York. Follow him on Twitter: @JamesAGagliano. The views expressed in this commentary are his. Read more opinion on CNN. (CNN)It should come as no surprise that consumers of Inspector General Michael Horowitz's long-awaited report related to the origins of the FBI's "Crossfire Hurricane" investigation into Russian election-meddling see exactly what they anticipated. One side is fixated on the bottom-line conclusion that personal political biases of some assigned FBI personnel had no impact on investigative decisions, and that the case was properly predicated. The opposing side adamantly points out that the IG uncovered "serious performance failures" within the FBI. What this all means is that we will be subjected to a cacophony of partisan debate for the foreseeable future -- at least … [Read more...] about Trump’s tweets and IG report make life tough for FBI boss
A&R guys. you know the stereotype: sleazy, arrogant, loudmouthed, hairy-chested, medallion-wearing, cocaine-snorting lout behind a giant desk who wouldn’t know his Beck from his Bush. In the old days, A&R executives signed acts and always told them exactly what they needed to do if they wanted to be stars. They were the guys with expense accounts, the guys with the “relationships.” Nirvana ate their fancy restaurant meals, accepted their embossed business cards and then mocked them by handing out the cards to crummy lounge acts and saying, “Give me a call.” The Clash had a single called “Complete Control” with a verse that went, “They said we’d be artistically free/When we signed that bit of paper/They meant, ‘Let’s make lots of money/And worry about it later.'” So if Michael Goldstone, the short, trim fellow with the buzz cut and Spock ears who sits glumly at the round wooden table that serves as his … [Read more...] about Michael Goldstone: The Fan
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A leading Republican says she believes there is a culture of retaliation and fear at the scandal-plagued Minnesota Department of Human Services. Senator Michelle Benson voiced her concerns at the hearing on Tuesday morning. “When you have six layers of management and nobody’s checking, that’s not because resources weren’t available, it’s because people didn’t know how to do their job,” Senator Benson said. Sen. Benson criticized Commissioner Jodi Harpstead for other issues too. Commissioner Jodi Harpstead had already made this presentation on her first ninety days as Commissioner to a Democratic-controlled House Committee, but the Senate is controlled by Republicans, and the grilling here before the Senate Committee was tougher. Related: ‘The Buck Stops Right Here’: DHS Commissioner Jodi Harpstead Promises To Make Changes “There are people who are still afraid and I know you are trying to change that … [Read more...] about New Commissioner Of Scandal-Plagued DHS Presents First Report To Senate Committee