I’ve Been So Blessed

I’ve written about Danny Perlman, and deservedly so. Still, there are so many others I could be writing about that deserve recognition. In truth, I’ve been blessed to have worked with so many wonderful people over the years. So while I’ll pass on naming them all (the list would on for far too long), they have left me with memories I’ll never forget.


I’ve worked with professionals and corporate leaders for thirty-plus years, along with their “inner circles.” Assisting them by bringing dialogue, particularly “Genuine Dialogue,” into their work relationships and personal lives.


While easy to describe, the foundation of Genuine Dialogue is difficult to apply. As I’ve written many times, the rules are simple. Be PRESENT. LISTEN and UNDERSTAND. CONFIRM what you’ve heard. Then, RESPOND in a candid and forthright manner that hopefully is returned in kind.


It all sounds so simple, but it’s not. Being in the “present” is where our lives need to be lived. “The future is not ours to see” is not just a song but a fact. Listening and understanding the speaker, especially the people who are important in our lives, is vital. If that isn’t possible, one has to ask themselves why else share time and space with them? And when you do exactly that, isn’t” confirming “what you’ve heard and understood reasonable? And if you expect honesty and truth from the speaker, do they deserve less?


I keep circling back to Genuine Dialogue if only to emphasize that it is an essential component in how we interact with others. I can think of no better way to solve business or personal issues. Can you? If so, what would that be?
To participate in an open and honest dialogue is to know the beauty and joy of being as one with others. How good is that?


Talk is cheap, leads where? –dialogue is inclusive—which is the better?
Sy

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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