More on Writing

In the previous essay, I tried to explain my reason for writing. The essay seems to fit me in so many ways, but mostly, I enjoy the challenge of saying something meaningful and making it easy to read and digest. When it does come together, I’m good and hope the reader is “good” with what they read! Today I’d like to write about my 3rd book, Events Dictate; my hopes for it and that the reader finds value in it and recommends it far and wide.

I have studied power, leadership, and consequences that come from being a “good” leader and not so good a leader for 35 years, and still enjoy reading the stories found in the Bible, Philosophy, Psychology, and History. In fact, as recently as last night, I had a wonderful conversation with one of my dear resident friends, a former minister. He knows his Bible. I remain a student.

Events Dictate has a few stories about my many “serendipitous” experiences, but it is mostly a teaching journey. So even in stories about animals or our other experiences, there is either a pure lesson or suggested lessons on Leadership and the way a leader uses their power in significant relationships.

Whether as a child, student, worker bee, or a follower of a particular religion, there are leaders in our life.  The philosopher Emanuel Kant writes of God as being at the top of a pyramid and the moral, ethical person being at one corner, and the unethical, evil person occupying the other corner. Kant also writes of “Freewill,” and although his God is at the top (All-powerful), God does not use His awesome power to control and interfere with humans. Why? Events Dictate points out that each human has the power to choose their own way and not to be pawns to others that love to use power to control. 

Do events dictate? – Many do and many, no—Follow you, not me


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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