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Jun 18 2013

Nobody likes a surprise

Stonewalling is bad management. It’s unprofessional. It’s not what a good boss or CEO does. It’s sometimes what a good military officer or emergency services chief does, when orders have to be obeyed promptly, but apart from emergencies, it’s not the way to supervise. Another thing that’s bad management is springing things on people. It’s …

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Jun 18 2013

A failure to communicate

There are lots of people who think the reaction to CFI and the statement and Ron’s activities is excessive. Some of those people even see flaws in Ron’s activities but still think the reaction is excessive. Maybe it is, but I think there are reasons for that, reasons we can figure out and look at …

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Jun 17 2013

The exodus

So that’s two people cutting ties. Maybe that’s what CFI wanted, but I doubt it. Rebecca is one. Do not support an organization that does not have the courage to stand up for women. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. If you are a speaker at a paid event for these …

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Jun 17 2013

Teach the controversy

So it’s Monday, time to do the things that hung fire over the weekend…like release any little statements that might have piled up on Friday afternoon. This one from CFI for example, stemming from the meeting of its board last week: The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based …

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Jun 29 2012

Hostile conduct and intimidation

CFI has announced its new policy on hostile conduct/harassment at conferences. This is huge. Huge. I’ll tell you why. It’s the first part. Hostile conduct. That’s what I’m worried about, personally as opposed to generally, I can tell you. I’m certainly, and obviously, not worried about sexual overtures, as the cyber-stalkers love to remind anyone …

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Jun 15 2012

CFI expresses outrage over the sentencing of Alexander Aan

The Center for Inquiry is organizing a protest outside the Indonesian embassy in DC next week. The protest is at the prison sentence handed down to Alexander Aan for expressing an opinion about religion. Alexander Aan did nothing more than exercise the most basic of human rights — the liberty to express his beliefs — …

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