“…My point is… there is a ‘range of what is acceptable’… in the process of promoting CHANGE…”

CHANGE: When we get married… “I’m going to change him to do it the way I want it done. Good luck on that one. We are a world of change, they say, but it’s done on each one’s own specific terms…not the others. I’ll get him to change his religion after we get married; or […]

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“…“The Presidency” has transitioned from the ‘Public-Servant’ mentality…to ‘Serve My Own Interests First’…”

Presidential Memories: I can remember, I know it’s hard to believe, when Roosevelt used to have his “fire-side-chats.” Just as a small kid of 5 or 6, I remember laying on the floor in front of the radio, listening to the President of the United States. Now, some 70 years later, and some 12 presidents […]

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“…They come from ‘all sectors’ of the work-force. They all look-a-like….you know…like you and me…”

EMULATIBLE Leadership Characteristics: Many Leaders are people of Charity, Kindness, Loving, Forgiving, Caring, and Trusting; not to mention…honest, hardworking and dedicated. Then, there are…those others…who are hard-nosed, distrustful, conniving, narcissistic, unforgiving, and hateful…and some even, who are down-right-crooked. And on top of that…they “throw it in your face”…daring you to do anything about it…or, they’ll […]

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“…Peter is ‘reminding’ all of us…to ‘stay awake,’ and to ‘be alert.’ When Jesus returns…will we be ready..?”

1 Peter 1:3-9 Jesus said to his disciples: “Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken […]

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“…What’s WRONG with our thinking? I guess some would call that….Stinkin-Thinkin…”

AGE DESCRIMNATION: The joke in State Government is there’s “no age-discrimination.” Fact: Age Discrimination…um…it’s alive and well. The Government (City, County, State) allows “just-retired” employees to return to their jobs, after two weeks mandatory leave…as having not even left the building…. thus collecting their retirement, and in most cases, SSI, and now the new salary. […]

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“……If you’re still not convinced that ‘truth is better than fiction’…then…”

SINCERITY = Truth or Consequences: Leaders are obliged to speak the TRUTH. To do otherwise is fraudulently hollow – and the impersonator will be found a betrayer, and… eventually…a failure. A lying leader is always found out….and outed. It makes no difference as to the level of influence one has; be it political (*), public, private, […]

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“…There are no short-cuts to success, as every step has a price of admission…”

ADVERSITY vs CAPABILITY: Too often we’re inclined to use adversity as a tool to move our career ahead, when… truth be known, we’re ill-prepared, poorly trained, and weakly committed.   Effectively…we’re using “circumstance and identity theft” to forge ahead…that is… until we’re found out. Some call it…faking it, until we make it. Some may use “adversity” […]

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“…She proves to us that anything can be accomplished through hard work, dedication, and faith…”

LEADERSHIP vs DETERMINATION:   She never held public office or involved in corporate leadership, or ownership, but was, however, well known for being blind, mute, and deaf. She was hardly the typical Leader one would hope to follow. She was Helen Keller: born in 1880 on an Alabama Plantation, of middle-class parents. Because of the commitment […]

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“…Our markings are not just what we do…that leaves an impression; but also…what we don’t do…”

BOOK MARKINGS… Have you ever read a book, or article, and notice where      the previous reader had made numerous underlining’s, or made notes in the margin? Such a “marking” is an indication that the reader considers the word, phrase, or sentence…to be important to remember, or refer back to. Such markings will not only […]

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“…Most Leaders are no different than TV stars who have held the ‘high-ratings’ for numerous seasons…”

STRENGTH vs. weakness: Weak leaders don’t last long. A leader with a “weak-link” will bite the dust sooner than later. Think of a leader like you would a bicycle chain. Unless it is serviced regularly, and this would include “self-improvement” issues…then “it will break!” Strong Leaders, generally… last longer (as they should). Corporate America typically […]

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