Ken Is Speaking Blog

Road Trip: Mountaintops and Recoils

This is the first in a series of posts about a road trip I took in June 2016 through several states, with several days spent in the Smoky Mountains. This was my first vacation...

Choices Make Us Better

Trump made an asinine comment about abortion on March 30th that suggested he would somehow overturn a Supreme Court ruling to ban abortion completely. Then he went a step further and said people who...

The Scandal of All Scandals

The Panama Papers scandal, which began with a mega-leak of documents detailing corruption and abuse of tax havens, is only just unfolding. Its first victim, the Prime Minister of Iceland, has resigned and prompted...

CEBS – It’s Official!

March 20, 2016 – Ken Kerns, MA, CEBS, has been recognized for attaining continuing professional education (CPE) compliance in the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist program for a two-year period ending December 31, 2018. Kerns...

Ideology and Consistency of Rhetoric

This is another in my series on voter apathy. This time, I turn my attention to how modern ideologies mix-and-match their rhetoric in ways that work at cross-purposes. Most political debate around the world...

A Shy Extrovert

One of the many misnomers of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test is that the results give you a clear-cut personality trait in 4 categories. Judgmental vs. Perceiving. Sensing vs. Intuitive. Thinking vs. Feeling. Introvert vs....

Labels vs. Personal Branding

My 2014 release “Stand Out!” provided 40 lessons I’ve learned about life and leadership. On one such topic, I begrudgingly accept the use of personal branding and wrote: It is not enough to know...

Not My System

Facebook groups like Stop UF Impact Party and Not My System have taken social media by storm this week. A new spring semester means a new UF Student Government election is taking place. This...