Being Decision-Useful

by Bruce Piasecki, author of Doing More with Less

Former Republican Congresswoman Claudine Schneider. The Providence Journal / Steve Szydlowski

What I like about corporate leaders is their generally shared view:

NOW FOR THE FUN PART

Yet even yesterday, when we were discussing the need for corporate leaders to protect democracy, and the rights to voting, I heard a few stumble due to this blinding form of political ideology dominating our days. It will stop!

We backed into this chat discreetly, but talking about differences between MSNBC, CNN, and FOX — a favorite after work normal topic. Yet two of the sixty said completely stupid inaccurate non-corporate like items in the chat. One, an inventive man at a global firm of immense cultural diversity, noted that we should still be talking about “voter fraud” rather than “voting rights.”

This is the opposite stance of the topic at hand, run for us by my newest Senior Advisor ex Congresswoman Claudine Schneider, a distinguished Republican with Integrity and clout in the corporate world. So why did this mid-Western global executive want to turn from saving democracy to a battle over fraud?

Where does this lunacy come from? I am being empirical here. I am not a political ideologue. I am simply an aggressive facilitator of needed changes in corporate organizations. That is what pays my staff, and maintains our profit margins. Thus, I was moved this morning to understand better this “lone wolf” view that the Presidential election was stolen. The second person chatting on the TV stations was offering his honest view.

History shows. The numbers of the hard heads believing in voter fraud — — to the value in the January 6 storming — decreases empirically each week.There are a few hard heads that remain in this clanging echo.

How can this be, after the four hundred arrests, and the Oath Keeper admitting the intent of conspiracy yesterday! The day this meat head insisted in a private chat I saw in the larger national news as well this day.

IT IS A MIRACLE OF DEEP FAITH

It is a miracle of modern deep faith to say the election was stolen.

There were over sixty investigations, from Georgia to Arizona, investigating with evidence, and counter-claims, this field of inquiry. Not a single one reversed a voting region or turned a count in the electoral college. Not even close, yet this big company executive felt it fraudulent.

Yet this miracle still exists in select portions of corporate America, the military, and the press. Here is the latest example: The Court Suspends Giuliani’s License.

THE COURT SUSPENDS GIULIANI’S LICENSE

Photo ABCNews via Getty Images

I have met the former mayor. He is a part of our Lotos Club membership in Manhattan, as are all the former living majors I talk with there like the great Major Dinkins and his fun to talk with wife. We give them an honorary membership when they step down from serving this incredibly complex city. In this context of super duper achievers, the majors do not stand out on ideology, normally. But in the last three years, Giuliani became more and more a believer in the deep state. We felt him a victim of a fever for power.

The evidence-based court opinion cites false statements — a sea of chats made public and magnified by Fox and companies — that we should overturn the 2020 election. Let’s break this down:

US Capitol siege in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Look at Claudine Schneider’s facts: The number of death threats against Congressional leaders has risen 107 percent since the insurrection attempt in January. The anti-immigrant, anti-Jew, anti-voting numbers have risen in sync with these related deceptions.

Democracy, like corporate success, is based on being decision-useful. The court made a useful announcement and decision. The executive in our Chat did not.

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Bruce Piasecki

Dr. Bruce Piasecki is the president and founder of AHC Group, Inc., NYT bestselling author, speaker, advisor on shared value and social response capitalism.