Why I Write

Why do I write one-page essays? As a teacher, I always enjoyed dialogue. I liked the interaction between me and a student or students. As a leader of young college students and newbie teachers, I wanted and facilitated dialogue between me and anyone who dared to join me in seeking clarity and understanding. 

When I worked with professionals and entrepreneurs, I wanted and, in fact, needed dialogue. Is there a better way than dialogue if “leveling the playing field” is important? Is there a better way to teach than via dialogue? I DO NOT THINK SO. 

Genuine dialogue is never easy to reach if long-winded speeches are the lecturer’s way. Not in my kitchen. I intuitively knew that participation brings about understanding or questions. Questions open so much more than a teacher’s expectations. And this may be why dialogue is as rare as it is and why I have worked diligently since 2010 to become a single-page essay writer. 

When I held national workshops, travel became so difficult that I would be in an exhausted state for a week following a week of work. I loved the preparation, workshops, and mostly the people I worked with, but it was travel and not work that was wearing me down. Still, I needed to find a way to continue my education. The subjects were enticing and, to me, far from being understood.

I’m a talker, a storyteller, a folksinger, and maybe a fair leader and teacher. But writer? University is where I did my writing, on request and tests, but not voluntarily. I had to remake myself into a good writer, so I began to write.  My first book, Leadership, Power & Consequences, was given birth from the true stories I wrote about. My newest book, Events Dictate is now available exclusively on Amazon.


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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