The Artist

He is a stickler for details and will move mountains to get the job done. He came to us as a young teen, and although he said little, he did lots. Always a contributor and always thoughtful. During his younger years, if there was a flaw in his behavior or ability to contribute, I never saw it.  As an adult, he became a member and a vital contributor to our company efforts and our Inner Circle. To this day, he is “Johnny on the spot” and bright too.

He has sought and continues to seek perfection. “Good enough” is never “good enough.”  In my opinion, this is his one flaw and a major problem for him. For example, He is a fine oil artist who paints scenes of old barns and the surrounding fields. He might spend hours and even days working and reworking an inch on the canvas. Few can see the problem, but he does and exhausts himself trying to make this inch what he wants.  He was like this as a kid and remained so as an adult.

His parents were very high achievers early in their lives, and as they aged, he often had to step into the role of parent and caregiver. He is responsible and continues to be what he was, but his art, the large country oils he loved to create, gathers dust. He claims it is much too demanding. We are sad to hear him say that. He loved being creative and is an exceptional artist. The people who purchased his art must know they own a “one of a kind” art treasure.

We remain close, as close as when we worked together. He is one of the special people who oversee our aging. His integrity remains intact, and his concern for perfection has not withered. And finally, his voice remains his own and is loud and clear.                               

A light and bright too—He gives his all easily—He is what he was  


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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