11,000 readers: The Most Popular Anticorruption Articles


Nepotism
You aren’t what we are looking for.

I am celebrating achieving over 10,000 readers this month with a recap of the best and (ahem) least popular of the blog pieces posted on this site.

Well, actually, its 11, 371 today, and a hearty thank you.

The most popular article I have written was on Fighting Nepotism with 700 individual readers (and discounting those who merely looked at the first paragraph).

The piece that seemed to resonate with people was this:

The key to fighting nepotism, is the same as the key to most social change.

Change management theory tells us that people need two basic things before they are willing to change.

They must believe that their current situation should be changed.

They must believe that the change will benefit them and their families and groups.

I have been wrestling with the question of nepotism and its relationship to survival quite a great deal lately.

Shifting away from nepotism will require that people trust organizations and government to look after their personal survival more than they trust their friends and family.  The trick will be for organizations and government leaders to be worthy of that trust.

Brian Pinkowski

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One thought on “11,000 readers: The Most Popular Anticorruption Articles

  1. That is pretty basic for sure. Of course the question becomes — how do you get people to realize that a different way to operate is in fact better? I think it requires getting them to really look and evaluate all the things that are good about the current operation. If they actually write down everything to the point that they are sure it is complete, you stand a much better chance that they will see just how much improvement is possible and will be willing to change.

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