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  • Leader or follower
    Are you a leader or a follower?
    Why is there such a wide gap between the leaders to follower ratio? When we observe a leader, we take note of the dominant superficial qualities of that leader. He or she may be very assertive. He or she commands the room when they speak. Gets...
  • Derrick Jeter, consistent leader
    Your personal brand: A consistent, respected leader
    How can you write about personal branding and not talk about one of the most admired brands in recent sports history: Derek Jeter. You don’t have to be a Yankee fan to get a tear in your eye watching him play his last game, or viewing the...
  • Taekwondo Testing
    Journey Toward Leadership
    I found this series of articles and they gave me cause for thought about my leadership and capabilities. The Essentials of Leadership Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3.I have always tried to impress on students that the school/class is theirs, not mine....
  • World in chaos as Obama heads for Martha's Vineyard for vacation
    World in chaos as Obama heads for Martha's Vineyard for vacation
    The late great George Carlin had a classic routine about local newscasts teasing its listeners at the top of each hour. It went something like this: “Good evening, large cracks have appeared in the earth’s surface, massive rocks are...
  • Fluorocarbon Leader
    Fluorocarbon deserves a second look
    The recent ICAST show in Orlando was loaded with new and improved products, which in some cases is the last thing I want to see. More times than once I have switched from my tried and true fishing item to the new and improved version only to be...
  • The benefits of living a life of individuality
    The benefits of living a life of individuality
    Everyone has heard the old basic concept of "following the crowd". When a person follows the crowd they sacrifice their difference, their individuality, their goals, and at least somewhat, their true self. How following the crowd evolves...
  • Think agile for better customer experience
    Think agile for better customer experience
    Learning what not to do is essential for an entrepreneur creating a business. It is easy to find examples of what not to do from everyday life because problems frequently occur. Recent interactions with three different companies provide just a few...
  • And There Was Light: by Jacques Lusseyran
    And There Was Light: by Jacques Lusseyran
    Jacques Lusseyran (September 19, 1924 – July 27, 1971) was a blind French author and French Resistance leader. Born in Paris, he became totally blind in a school accident at the age of eight. He soon learned to adapt to being blind and...
  • Woman speaking
    Is your leadership style lacking a strong influential ability?
    In today’s career world, to get ahead requires good leadership. In order to have good leadership, one must have the ability to be influential. To influence the general populace is not an easy task and many people have struggled to gain this...
  • Reflections on becoming a leader
    Reflections on becoming a leader
    1 The only journey is the one within. Rainer Maria RilkeI’ve been capturing the moments of my life by learning how to take a ‘good’ picture. It’s been a terrifically satisfying process – not that my pictures are...
  • The FBI's COINTELPRO Operation against Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    FBI, COINTELPRO & Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day(1/3 Intro & Sections 1&2)
    On this Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, this writer has chosen to provide you with a copy of the Senate Committee Report regarding the campaign to demonize, marginalize and discredit Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Upon...
  • Getting to know the team
    Even introverts can be taken seriously at work: Part 3
    Finding that perfect spot where you work well without changing too much of whom you are should be a joint collaboration with the company you work for. Here are a few tips for managers to help meet you in the middle:There are a lot of different...
  • What's in store for leadership development in 2014? Why, managing polarities!
    What's in store for leadership development in 2014? Why, managing polarities!
    LONG AGOCognitive intelligence evolved into the dominant cultural force for perceiving the world and making decisions in the West primarily due to the influence of Descartes (17thC). Descartes (and others) gave us reason (Cognito ergo sum or I...
  • Common characteristics of poor decision making
    Common characteristics of poor decision making
    Leaders need to be organized, so goal setting and goal-remembering should be at the top of his or her list. Leaders with poor abilities to make a valued decisions concerning the company; may or may not be a sign of weakness or a sign of unethical...
  • Barack Obama
    Obama warns GOP: There will be a 'price to pay' for defying 'American people'
    In a stunning bit of hubris, President Obama told attendees at a Miami fundraiser that Republicans will pay a price for defying the will of the American people, which, Keith Koffler wrote at the White House Dossier Saturday, Obama himself embodies...