The “Times They Are A-changing.”

I need say no more since most people probably realize that our world is changing, but changing into what we can only guess. 

For me, it is only a watching game. If this happened during my work and creative times I would be without work and the wonderful people I worked with. Also, would I have been the student researching, studying and applying what I knew and learned about leadership, power and dialogue? Responding to what you believe you can do something about is very different than what we are all facing today.  

I always placed demands on me. Even as a kid, work to earn a penny was essential and as my entrepreneurial spirit grew so did my need to have others join with me. As luck and cards would have it we prospered and grew in many ways. How blessed to have lived in times where zero could be turned into something substantial. Add to this the lessons I extracted from my experiences.

Having had this history it is essential that I (we) remain active and challenged. It is one good reason I began to write my one page essays. Apparently, I need to remain in contact with the beautiful people I worked with and my papers have proven to be a reasonably good vehicle.

So here is my next move. Anyone on my email list can write up to a half page essay on any subject except political. (Need I say why?) I’ll cut and paste what is sent and will attempt a response in return. If any others have a word or three to add so be it. At the least this represents a form of dialogue.   

Kept away in my email are essays/comments written by others that I believe are worthy of being answered. Historically I do answer any and all, but some deserve to be more public. I’ll search them out and bring them back to life. Maybe I’ll agree and let it stand as is, or offer my look with the hope that anyone can do the same. Whatever? The important thing is that we are in touch, holding a written conversation and others may join in. Keep in mind that when it comes to dialogue agreement is not the issue, but understanding and candor is.

In closing I need to emphasize our absolute need to respect each other as the unique beings we each are. Seeing the world and events from one’s own perspective is a fact. Even if the facts are wrong people believe they are right. Dialogue demands that we understand this and their position even if we vehemently disagree. And so the World goes. 

Tough and demanding times are what we are all in (the world). No easy answers, in fact no answers as of yet.  Events rule: I’ve always thought and said so.  Good leaders pay attention to this and learn and act accordingly. The bad and ugly leaders do not. Their egos rule their behavior and important events and the lessons held within simply come and go.  And, so it goes.  (KV)

Let’s see what our correspondence leads to. Only the doing will tell us.    Sy

I have thoughts to write—————– I do so and now must wait————-agree or not, your turn.

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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