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Government

Politics – a Lack of Morality is the Problem

Why are the people so restless and full of disease — not at ease? Professor Kennedy touched a nerve today requiring additional vetting of a concept touched on repeatedly in my Organizational Leadership class at Gonzaga University– morality. I’ve written countless articles about the United States no longer being a democracy or democratic republic. According […]

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Government

Russian Hacking: Social Engineering vs Ethical Journalism

Russian Hacking Story is Manipulation of American Public By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana¬†BLOG– The case of Russians hacking the Democratic National Committee, along with Julian Assange and his website, Wikileaks, has some incredible teaching points for Americans. Especially, Americans who suffer from amnesia, or those who mostly follow their favorite nightly news anchor on television. […]

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Community Culture

Moral Leadership and Fifty Shades of Grey

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – We were warned to stay out of politics several years ago. Keep it light and full of good news. We obviously didn’t listen.¬† We literally got pulled in another direction based on research and our findings. Muncie wants to transform itself, and so does our nation. We aren’t happy with the […]

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Government

Ball State Hires Former Governor’s Sister to Investigate Losses

MUNCIE, Indiana – Ball State University Trustees have taken an ugly situation and made it even worse by hiring the sister of the then sitting governor who administered over all public universities when the university lost $13.1 million, and then covered it up for three years. This should be an obvious “conflict of interest”, but […]

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Education

Ethical Lapses Plague Republican Education Reformers

Education Reformers in Indiana are Poor Role Models MUNCIE, Indiana – The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette jumped on the ethics bandwagon within Indiana by calling out the lack of ethics surrounding Ivy Tech’s board member Bruce Walkup and Rob Carter, director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources until he left that post for a […]

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Business

Leadership & Ethics: Do Profits Cleanse Bad Acts?

Leadership & Ethics The republican and libertarian argument over the past several decades has been ‘less government is better’. They equate less government to less taxes, but that myth is no longer valid – plenty of tax money goes to the private sector. Even when Indiana’s politicians slash food stamps to welfare collecting single moms, […]