Kevin Liles

Aiken, SC, United States

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Management of People, Leadership and Management

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Creativity and Happiness

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Kevin Liles
Posted almost 4 years ago
Is depression a dysfunctional reaction to something considered 'normal', or a normal reaction to something dysfunctional?
Very interesting question concerning directionality and I believe the answer is- both. There are examples where one comes before the other. I think that it is often the case that we are merely reacting to our environments. I'll give you an example: Today we have become masters of multitasking as a result of the over stimulization and the fast-paced world around us. As a result, we have what I refer to as "self-induced AD(H)D". We have actually had to react to the world in a manner that makes us appear to have a disorder when we are actually just adapting to our surroundings. This is a very interesting topic....
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Kevin Liles
Posted almost 4 years ago
How can we cultivate courageous, non-violent dialogue between youth and power?
In reference to Alyson... you make a profound and honest point concerning the actions of 'the powerful'. Sadly, and I have had discussions with many people (professors, business people, even authorities on the concept of leadership), and most 'leaders' know right from wrong but choose to make decisions based on self-gratification and short-cuts. Today's climate is one of instant gratification and saldy we are seeing the results in the media daily (from our economic situation to an increase of unethical acts). I am glad to see this dialogue. Any attention on this subject may spark a positive change. I have come to realize in the last few years that in my past I have suffered from the "mis-attribution error". I have grown to assume that leaders and persons in positions of authority will put their personal gain aside in order to improve the organization and those persons they are resposible for. This couldn't be further from the truth. Good leaders are the exception and not the rule. Sadly, there are few examples to emulate. Your points concerning democracy and the use of terms like "national security' and even others like "domestic terrorism" is nothing but manipulation and worse the general public falls in lock-step and believes what ever they are told. Citizens need to demand more from the government. There is no accountability, no transparency. The government of the past worked for the people- now the people work for the government. The reason- the government has gotten so big that we have to simply accept the actions of this monstrosity. It is merely too big to manage.