Lincoln's Letter to Horace Greeley

Lincoln's Letter to Horace Greeley

Executive Mansion,
Washington, August 22, 1862.

Hon. Horace Greeley:
Dear Sir.

I have just read yours of the 19th. addressed to myself through the New-York Tribune. If there be in it any statements, or assumptions of fact, which I may know to be erroneous, I do not, now and here, controvert them. If there be in it any inferences which I may believe to be falsely drawn, I do not now and here, argue against them. If there be perceptable in it an impatient and dictatorial tone, I waive it in deference to an old friend, whose heart I have always supposed to be right.

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Virginia Resolution of 1798

Virginia Resolution of 1798

RESOLVED, That the General Assembly of Virginia, doth unequivocably express a firm resolution to maintain and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this State, against every aggression either foreign or domestic, and that they will support the government of the United States in all measures warranted by the former.

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The Psychodynamic Approach

Psychodynamic Approach

This reaction paper discusses the psychodynamic approach to leadership styles and how it applies to my effectiveness as a leader. In this discussion of the psychodynamic approach, I will juxtapose my personal leadership style based on my personality type with the situation to give an accurate picture of how personality style dictates my behavior. Personality refers to the consistent pattern of thinking, feeling, and the way of acting (McCrae & Costa (1990). Since we will deal with personalities, it can be assumed that no two situations will elicit identical responses from the leader because they are situational and emotionally different. My leadership style will be assessed using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and how my temperament type is expressed in the workplace.

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Top 5 Social Media Scams

The tremendous popularity of massive social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, and others are like? a beacon to the hackers, scammers, and phreakers of the digital darkworld.? With as many as 175 million logins per day, Facebook is currently at the head of the pack and thus draws the most unsavory and skilled hackers.? Is your information on facebook safe or should you dump the social networks?? Read more at Norton Security.

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Mandatory Data Retention

In this CNET article by Declan McCulagh, he reports that the DoJ is planning to request mandatory data retention by Internet providers. Their argument is that the lack of data retention is interfering with law enforcement?s ability to investigate cases. This implies some kind of shift in the balance of privacy vs. access. No such shift has taken place. Read the rest of Lance Cotrell's article.

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Leadership

Leadership is not magic or mystical powers possessed by an anointed few?? It is not based on height, weight, or other physical features.? Leadership is something that must be manifested to be observed, felt, and understood. It is based on observance of behavior and clarity of vision that moves inexorably toward achieving a stated goal and engenders the voluntary participation of others towards the achievement of said goals. This succinct definition ?Leadership is the process of influencing an organized group toward accomplishing its goals? by (Hughes, Ginnett, & Curphy, 2009, p. 6) captures most of the essence of leadership. The successes of various leaders like Churchill, Reagan, Eisenhower, Nimitz, and Gates, have fueled the belief that leaders are born and not made. There is the belief that due to some innate character quality one person may be destined to be a great leader and another is not.

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Fall of the giants

Sajid Farooq writing for the Bay Area NBC affiliate predicts dire times ahead for Blockbuster as they struggle to recover sales and profit which has been relentlessly chipped away by NetFlix and Redbox.? The task facing Blockbuster is not an easy one. Blockbuster planned to close up to 960 unprofitable stores by the end of 2010 to stem the flow of red ink and refocus its business strategy.? The company has decided that since it can?t beat them it may as well join them, and is taking aim at Redbox through a plan to offer their own rental kiosk machines.? Since the Motion Picture Association of America is unhappy with the low prices charged by Redbox this may provide an opportunity for Blockbuster to enter the market with the backing of the movie industry.? Time and strategy will tell the story.

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