Today’s KJR is “Based on a True Story.”

Which, if I worked in the movie industry, would mean it’s a work of complete fiction. Congress should form a regulatory agency to evaluate all claims of true-story-ness. It could provide a rating system, ranging from VA-90 (Verified 90+% accurate) to AP-10 (the names of fewer than 10% of the otherwise entirely imaginary characters came from Actual People).

Our public dialog, while based on true stories, is in sad shape, and by understanding what’s wrong with it you can lead your organization more effectively.