From Dan Hill at ChangeThis: Ever since the Enlight­en­ment, Western civi­liza­tion has been on the wrong track. Eager to put the super­sti­tions of the Dark Ages behind him, the French philoso­pher Rene Descartes famously declared, “I think, there­fore I am.” But the truth is that over the past 25 years, the break­throughs in brain science have system­at­i­cally docu­mented the greater reality that thought and emotion can’t be arti­fi­cially sepa­rated and that, in fact, the capacity for emotion proceeded thought in evolu­tionary terms and continues to do so with every delib­er­a­tion and act an employee makes. There is no such thing as objec­tivity. … Trust is a feeling. Hope is a feeling. Loyalty is a feeling. As compa­nies struggle to emerge from the Great Reces­sion, now is not the time for half-measures like polite (but empty) focus groups, or for the fear that exec­u­tives may have regarding expo­sure to the honest feel­ings of their employees that serves as justi­fi­ca­tion for not pursuing progress. Exec­u­tives who exhort employees to accept change and sacri­fice their own comfort zones must surely be ready to do so them­selves. · Go to Success or suck­cess: It’s up to senior manage­ment to decide →