My view of what candidate Biden should doAugust 24, 2020
In recent weeks, a number of readers have made a point of telling me how much they are enjoying...0
Analyzing political campaigns through the lens of personal storytellingAugust 1, 2020
When I think back to the period leading up to the 2016 United States presidential election, one of my memories...
The stress of talking politics in our polarized worldOctober 6, 2017
These days, I have been traveling more than usual, much of it to New York for work with clients...
The sheer power of repetition in political discourseMay 19, 2017
In the last post, we looked at some rather unique elements of President Trump’s approach to speech-making. Whatever one’s...
Emotion and effectiveness in the discourse of Donald TrumpMay 4, 2017
In the last post, we focused our attention on the power of emotional discourse. As we noted, a significant...
Why Trump’s use of personal narrative served its purposeMarch 11, 2017
A few days ago, I went to a small ski area a few kilometers from my house. Thirty centimeters...
Why is personal narrative so important in politics?February 2, 2017
For me as a blogger, the American presidential election and its aftermath have become a gift that just keeps...
A village takes a standSeptember 16, 2016
There is one type of leadership story that I have a particular affinity for: tales of common citizens who...
Reflection and the young, busy managerAugust 6, 2015
Recently, I spoke to a focused and lively audience at Banco Galicia in Buenos Aires. For the past two...