Kakistocracy<br />Rule of the Unprincipled, Unethical and Unqualified<br />Dr. Ronnie V. Amorado<br />Ehem Anticorruption ...
A Theory of Book Launching<br />A book launch should be revealing enough to inform and move the audience, but obscure enou...
Kakistocracy                   is all about <br />leadership aberration,               forms of betrayal       of public t...
Kakistocracy comes from the <br />Greek kakistos  (worst) or kakos (bad) + kracia (rule, power ).<br />A result of fellows...
kakistocracy is a government or organization that is ruled by the most unprincipled, unethical and unqualified managers an...
citizens’ misconduct
corporate scandals
misdemeanour in the Church
anomalies in civil society
spousal indiscretion                and infidelity
the desecration of rule of law
rise of despotic rulers
illegitimate authoritarian states </li></li></ul><li>It takes years to build trust, <br />and a few seconds <br />to destr...
If corruption is betrayal of public trust, <br />it is kakistocracy that breeds acts of betrayal. <br />Kakistocracy is th...
where am I coming from?<br />
vision<br />growing and glowing shared integrity in Philippine society<br />mission<br />expand the space for integrity,  ...
where am I coming from?<br />2007<br />2011<br />
To restore trust, we need to bear with its betrayal!<br />Betrayal is a breach of trust,  when information is shared beyon...
Trust is a firm reliance in the virtues of honesty, dependability, and strength of character of someone.<br />HylerBracy, ...
If it is not right, do not do it.<br />If it is not true, do not say it..<br />To be trusted – one must gain intelligence ...
This is the concept of balancing character and competence.<br />Stephen M.R. Covey, The Speed of Trust (2002)  <br />Simpl...
So without integrity, intelligence <br />is impunity. Without intelligence, integrity is mediocrity!<br />Competence witho...
But character without competence is dulceestdesipere in loco!<br />The corrupt plays in delight with <br />the fool and me...
In applying character and competence,  there is a need to distinguish between universal trust from contextual trust.<br />...
universal trust & contextual trust<br />We may trust a lawyer to solve our legal problems, but we doubt if he can be helpf...
Chapter 1<br />Betraying Public Trust<br />Nothing can undermine a relationship more completely than lack of trust...  in ...
trust continuum<br />cumulation and erosion<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Like a constant tug-of-war!<br />
trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Betrayal <br />of Trust<br />Low-Trust<br...
trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Betrayal <br />of Trust<br />Low-Trust<br...
trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Betrayal <br />of Trust<br />Low-Trust<br...
trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Betrayal <br />of Trust<br />Low-Trust<br...
Some Trends and Trajectories<br />Case Studies on Betrayal of Trust<br />Those who are in positions of trust have the effe...
Some Trends and Trajectories<br />Case Studies on Betrayal of Trust<br />In kakistocratic behavior, the betrayal comes as ...
Chapter 2<br />Restoring Public Trust<br />Restoring trust means rebuilding trust in countries, institutions, industries, ...
Integrity<br /> Intent<br />Capabilities<br />Results <br />trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Tr...
trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Betrayal <br />of Trust<br />Low-Trust<br...
The glue that holds all relationships together is trust,  <br />and trust is based on integrity. <br />                   ...
secular integrity finds meaning with moral purpose<br />while moral integrity manifests in the secular world<br />uprightn...
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Kakistocracy: Rule of the Unprincipled, Unethical, and Unqualified by Dr. Ronnie V. Amorado, a Filipino activist and coordinator of Ehem!, an organization for fighting corruption in the Philippines. “Kakistocratic behavior explains the world’s woes in government corruption, citizens’ misconduct, corporate scandals, misdemeanour in the Church, anomalies in civil society, spousal indiscretion and infidelity, the desecration of rule of law, and even the persistence of illegitimate authoritarian states and despotic rulers. If corruption is betrayal of public trust, it is kakistocracy that breeds acts of betrayal. Kakistocracy is thus the cultivation of corruption in society”.

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  1. 1. Kakistocracy<br />Rule of the Unprincipled, Unethical and Unqualified<br />Dr. Ronnie V. Amorado<br />Ehem Anticorruption Group<br />
  2. 2. A Theory of Book Launching<br />A book launch should be revealing enough to inform and move the audience, but obscure enough and just peek into the book's mystery and sway the audience to buy the book.<br />Internet photo<br />
  3. 3. Kakistocracy is all about <br />leadership aberration, forms of betrayal of public trust, types of trust and levels of integrity, and techniques of restoring public trust.<br />
  4. 4. Kakistocracy comes from the <br />Greek kakistos (worst) or kakos (bad) + kracia (rule, power ).<br />A result of fellowship research on citizenship and anticorruption using the lens of a betrayal theory.<br />A Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the Maxwell School <br />of Citizenship in Syracuse University, New York for 2009-2010.<br />
  5. 5. kakistocracy is a government or organization that is ruled by the most unprincipled, unethical and unqualified managers and leaders.<br />Kakistocratic behavior explains <br />the world’s woes in:<br /><ul><li>government corruption
  6. 6. citizens’ misconduct
  7. 7. corporate scandals
  8. 8. misdemeanour in the Church
  9. 9. anomalies in civil society
  10. 10. spousal indiscretion and infidelity
  11. 11. the desecration of rule of law
  12. 12. rise of despotic rulers
  13. 13. illegitimate authoritarian states </li></li></ul><li>It takes years to build trust, <br />and a few seconds <br />to destroy it!<br />(and takes time again to restore it)<br />
  14. 14. If corruption is betrayal of public trust, <br />it is kakistocracy that breeds acts of betrayal. <br />Kakistocracy is thus the <br />cultivation of corruption in society!<br />
  15. 15. where am I coming from?<br />
  16. 16. vision<br />growing and glowing shared integrity in Philippine society<br />mission<br />expand the space for integrity, <br />to reduce the space of corruption<br />EheM!<br />
  17. 17. where am I coming from?<br />2007<br />2011<br />
  18. 18. To restore trust, we need to bear with its betrayal!<br />Betrayal is a breach of trust, when information is shared beyond an agreed upon <br />boundary of relations, <br />whether that boundary <br />is a pair of friends <br />or a nation!<br />MalinAkerström (1991), <br />Betrayal and Betrayers: <br />The Sociology of Treachery <br />“Each betrayal begins with trust.” - Phish<br />
  19. 19. Trust is a firm reliance in the virtues of honesty, dependability, and strength of character of someone.<br />HylerBracy, Building Trust (2002) <br />
  20. 20. If it is not right, do not do it.<br />If it is not true, do not say it..<br />To be trusted – one must gain intelligence and integrity; <br />one must cultivate <br />character and competence!<br />
  21. 21. This is the concept of balancing character and competence.<br />Stephen M.R. Covey, The Speed of Trust (2002) <br />Simply put, trust means confidence. The opposite of trust – distrust – is suspicion. <br />When you trust people, you have confidence in them – in their integrity and in their abilities. When you distrust people, you are suspicious of them – of their integrity, their agenda, their capabilities, or their track record!<br />
  22. 22. So without integrity, intelligence <br />is impunity. Without intelligence, integrity is mediocrity!<br />Competence without character is corruptio optima pessima!<br />The corruption of the best is the worst!<br />
  23. 23. But character without competence is dulceestdesipere in loco!<br />The corrupt plays in delight with <br />the fool and mediocre!<br />Some men are born mediocre, <br />Some achieve mediocrity, <br />and some <br />have mediocrity thrust upon them. <br /> - Joseph Heller <br />
  24. 24. In applying character and competence, there is a need to distinguish between universal trust from contextual trust.<br />HylerBracy, Building Trust (2002) <br />Contextual Trust <br />is the competency trust <br />(assumed trust; basic trust)<br />Universal Trust <br />is the character trust <br />(higher order of trust)<br />
  25. 25. universal trust & contextual trust<br />We may trust a lawyer to solve our legal problems, but we doubt if he can be helpful in solving accounting problems. <br />And if the lawyer is dishonest – applying the universal normative character trait (virtue) – we can never trust the lawyer even if he is good in law, even if he is also good in accounting. <br />Once universal trust is damaged , contextual trust is destroyed!<br />
  26. 26. Chapter 1<br />Betraying Public Trust<br />Nothing can undermine a relationship more completely than lack of trust... in business, politics, marriage; indeed in any significant relationship, trust is the essential precondition.<br />– Robert Salomon and Fernando Flores, Building Trust (2001)<br />Presentation in mythologized fiction as political puns, with case questions for discussion/reflection.<br />
  27. 27. trust continuum<br />cumulation and erosion<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Like a constant tug-of-war!<br />
  28. 28. trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Betrayal <br />of Trust<br />Low-Trust<br />High-Trust<br />Manifestations of Betrayal:<br />Mistrust,Distrust<br />Loss of trust, Blind trust<br />Pretended trust<br />(Cordial hypocrisy)<br />
  29. 29. trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Betrayal <br />of Trust<br />Low-Trust<br />High-Trust<br />Some Types of Betrayal:<br />Buck-passing Doublespeak <br />Extortion Relocation Reprisal MobbingNegligence Fall guy Scapegoating Leakage Battering Infidelity Philandering Abandonment<br />
  30. 30. trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Betrayal <br />of Trust<br />Low-Trust<br />High-Trust<br />Self<br />Family<br />Clan<br />Tribe<br />Relational <br />(Individuals)<br />Organizations<br />Institutions<br />Markets<br />Publics<br />Clienteles<br />Community<br />Society<br />Our country most probably belongs to low-trust societies as a result <br />of distortions in our family and kinship system.<br />
  31. 31. trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Betrayal <br />of Trust<br />Low-Trust<br />High-Trust<br />Self<br />Family<br />Clan<br />Tribe<br />Relational <br />(Individuals)<br />Organizations<br />Institutions<br />Markets<br />Publics<br />Clienteles<br />Community<br />Society<br />Our love and trust for self, family, clan and tribe do not necessarily extend to other individuals, institutions, markets and the society as a whole.<br />
  32. 32. Some Trends and Trajectories<br />Case Studies on Betrayal of Trust<br />Those who are in positions of trust have the effective natural capacity to betray (using their positions in power). <br />People in authority are effective betrayers. They are also in the position to defend themselves better <br />if they are to be the betrayed.<br />
  33. 33. Some Trends and Trajectories<br />Case Studies on Betrayal of Trust<br />In kakistocratic behavior, the betrayal comes as an abuse <br />of power – the abuse in the use of position for profit, preferment or prestige. <br />This is the private gain at public expense. <br />
  34. 34. Chapter 2<br />Restoring Public Trust<br />Restoring trust means rebuilding trust in countries, institutions, industries, professions, and in other people generally. It includes counteracting suspicion and cynicism and replacing it with contribution, value creation and ethical behaviour.<br />– Stephen M.R. Covey, <br />The Speed of Trust (2006)<br />
  35. 35. Integrity<br /> Intent<br />Capabilities<br />Results <br />trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Principles of Trust:<br />Credibility  Consistency  Alignment  Reputation  Contribution<br />Betrayal <br />of Trust<br />Low-Trust<br />High-Trust<br />Elements of Trust:<br />Capacity <br />Trust<br />Contractual <br />Trust<br />Communication <br />Trust<br />Competence <br />Trust<br /><br /><br /><br />Dimensions of Trust:<br />Bureaucracy Familial  PoliticalPastoral<br />Bureaupathy<br /> Bureausis<br />
  36. 36. trust continuum<br />levels of trust<br />Trust erodes<br />Trust cumulates<br />Betrayal <br />of Trust<br />Low-Trust<br />High-Trust<br />Self<br />Family<br />Clan<br />Tribe<br />Relational <br />(Individuals)<br />Organizations<br />Institutions<br />Markets<br />Publics<br />Clienteles<br />Community<br />Society<br />Authentic Trust<br />Basic Trust<br />Perfunctory Trust: minimum necessity<br />or an Assumed Trust based on Contextual Trust<br />Transformational Trust<br />Transactional Trust<br />
  37. 37. The glue that holds all relationships together is trust, <br />and trust is based on integrity. <br /> ~ Bryan Tracy<br />
  38. 38. secular integrity finds meaning with moral purpose<br />while moral integrity manifests in the secular world<br />uprightness is the highest form of integrity: the regard for what is good and <br />the regard for the common good!<br />secular integrity<br />moral integrity<br />Professional Integrity <br />Artistic Integrity <br />Intellectual Integrity <br />Environmental Integrity <br />Structural Integrity <br />Systems Integrity <br />Financial Integrity <br />Cultural Integrity <br />Political Integrity <br />Territorial Integrity <br />Technological Integrity <br />Documents/Data<br />Whole Numbers<br />
  39. 39. Trust is WIP!<br />Trust is a constant work in progress, and its building blocks are integrity, credibility, character, respect, <br />and reputation among others.<br />
  40. 40. A citizenship-based <br />country strategy<br />From citizens’ inaction to citizens in action<br />Objective<br />Leadership orientation<br />Citizenry<br />Governance<br />Leadership and citizenship traits<br />Organization orientation<br />Citizenship orientation<br />Participation orientation<br />Trust continuum<br />Types of trust<br />Trust principles<br />Levels of integrity<br />Middle position predicament<br />
  41. 41. A special section <br />Litany for Integrity<br />For government, business, schools, Church, families, professionals, elections, anticorruption groups and cause-oriented groups, and for all the Filipino citizens.<br />Can serve as recital or invocation during flag ceremonies, conventions, conferences, seminars, etc.<br />
  42. 42. Chapter 3<br />Blogging Public Trust<br />Blogging is the new frontier of advocacy; the new intellectual sanctuary and a serene watering hole for the soul.<br />social commentary<br />social tools<br />http://cyberron.blogspot.com/<br />
  43. 43. This book is all about<br />ethical leadership,<br />public trust,<br />integrity,<br />character,<br />reputation,<br />legacy,<br />ascendancy and<br />good citizenship –<br />these are all<br />God’s other names.<br />
  44. 44. And we all aspire to establish a society that is ruled by leaders who are principled, ethical and qualified!<br />
  45. 45. All proceeds of the book will go to a special anticorruption research fund.<br />maramingsalamat!<br />

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