A Sad State of Affairs

for some 35 years seeking understanding so I could help those in power that I worked with. In the process, I learned more about myself relative to this subject. The power issue is poorly and rarely understood, and too often abused. It is a global problem I will feebly attempt to touch upon in this paper. Please comment directly to me at syog@sbcglobal.net.

I sense disaster is heading the world’s way, and I believe it’s not far off. It’s easy to point out that the environment is in bad shape, trade and economics (what can I say that has not been said?), Russia and other rogue nations, population explosion, and rampant disease. One would think this is plenty, but what of the State of our Nation?

I sincerely fear that we are heading for a break-up of our States and nation as it was. What the near future holds does not look good, and those who look to the experts for understanding are left confused and probably helpless.

The work we did in the fifties, sixties to mid-seventies with children would be impossible today. Working with leaders and their staff might find deaf ears to the ideas and philosophy I brought to the table after my “children’s life.” So little is the same as it was.
Technology rules today, and dialogue, particularly, Genuine Dialogue, is almost non-existent. As Tech continues to grow, the future is clear. Technology in the hands of corporations is about power and money, but it’s also a cultural shift. Most of today’s youth join in without knowing anything about what we enjoyed and took for granted. Comments?

The World changes—Humans appear to do this—I don’t think so.


Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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