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Dan Erwin
St Anthony, MN
Interests: opera, theater, water sports, hiking, reading, biking, skiing, chamber orchestra
Recent Activity
Gloria Steinem creates a male category in opposition to "chick flicks." What do you think about her gory, blood-and-guts, male category? Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Dan Erwin
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How can you tell an expert from a novice--or a non-expert? Here are three keys. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Dan Erwin
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Have Americans lost their faith in expertise? If so, why is this the case? Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Dan Erwin
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How do words really work? Why so much misunderstanding? Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Dan Erwin
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How do you explain or define political insanity? Here's an understandable definition. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Dan Erwin
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Some of the most important business competencies are hidden in plain sight. Here's a powerful example that few know how to manage. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Dan Erwin
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The Trump presidency remains grossly misunderstood. Here's a significant and intriguing perspective. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Dan Erwin
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Although 2016 was an astonishing political year, the top issues for HR have shown only small changes. Here's why. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Dan Erwin
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Can you really spot fake news? Here's why it's almost impossible for most of us. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Dan Erwin
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An often invisible verbal "tic" can be a real downer, limit credibility and impact your image. It's a case of both verbal and emotional intelligence. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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Did Obama lie when he said that Trump was "pragmatic?" Check out his intriguing pattern of word use--and see how much you know about terms. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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Trump was predicted by Richard Rorty in 1998. Here's his rationale. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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You know about exercise, road trip and wedding playlists. But have you ever heard of a dying playlist? Here's what one family found about music and an Alzheimer death. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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Listening is far more powerful than talking. But effective listening demands questioning. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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Are we really soft on white-collar crime? Not at all, and here's why. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Dan Erwin
You can still sleep well, even though you're frustrated by Trump. Here's why. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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What's the noise really all about in today's election campaigns? And what can or should be done about it? Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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When Michael Gerson gets passionate, we all need to pay attention. Here's why! Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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So influence is all about questioning power? How does that work? Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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Anger intelligence is often more important than anger management. And not all anger is wrong or debilitating. Sometimes it's highly protective. There are some issues in which it's wise to stay angry. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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Locating a career specialist with knowledge of various industries can be tough. Try this. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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Deception is not always wrong. Sometimes it's necessary and strategic. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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Strategic mentors are tough to find, but extremely valuable. Here's what they can do. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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Skills and relational mentors are necessary mentors for today's work world. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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UChicago takes the lead on rejection of "safe spaces" and controversial speakers. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Dan Erwin