An acquaintance on another platform (Twitter) asked why I was always posting quotes from others, rather than posting some of the things that I teach in my own classroom. I honestly had to think about it for a few minutes. Then it dawned on me, I wasn’t using my own quotes, my own education, and my own experiences, because I didn’t want to appear arrogant. Yet, at the same time, I have studied and applied leadership theory for over 20 years in my personal life, and I have taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership for the past decade. Certainly, I must have something to say on the subject? After some further thought, I realized, yes… the reason that I started studying leadership was because of my personal belief in a lack of real leadership in our nation, and in the past 20 years I have been able to apply what I have learned both in the classroom, and in the business world, to challenge old, tired ideas and to advance a vision of a better world for all of us.
The ability to develop long-term, beneficial relationships is key to any leader who hopes to achieve his/her vision. Good leaders understand that “1 is too small a number to achieve lasting success.” As leaders, we must surround ourselves with people of good quality. Then lean on those whose expertise exceeds our own. To be successful, you must develop a core team of trusted friends, with a shared vision, then execute that vision with the full support of your team.
I love it when an Ultra-Liberal Newspaper like the Mercury News (and dozens of others) attempt to school all of us on family values. I love it when Liberals discuss values and then immediately turn around and attempt to defend the Clintons and Obamas with great gusto. They also defend policies, regulations, and laws that do nothing for the people, but further the progressive agenda that will ultimately result in complete split between the elite class, and the plebian servants.
Let’s get something straight… There is no such thing as Liberal/Progressive/Democrat Values. This group as a whole, practices a form of “Moral Ambivalence” or Moral Relativism.” In other words, “What’s good for you, is good for you, and what is good for me, is good for me.” Liberals have NO Values and NO Moral Absolutes. So, for the ULTRA LIBERAL Mercury News to write such a slanted report just cracks me up.
Dennis Hof is NOT a pimp. He is the owner of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch which is a legal, state licensed, brothel in Nevada. He is also an author, university lecturer, and reality TV Star. He is a business man and follows all the rules, regulations, and laws of the state of Nevada and provides a service. The women who work at the Bunny Ranch work of their own free will, can leave at any time, are paid EXTRAORDINARY WAGES, have full benefits, and are also licensed by the State. Had Dennis Hof run as a Democrat, He would be hailed as a CHAMPION of women’s rights and for allowing women full rights to “Use their bodies as they see fit.”
Mr. Hof decide to run for office for many of the same reasons as President Trump. HE CAN’T BE BOUGHT. Mr. Hof has made enough money, been successful across many different businesses, and amassed a degree of wealth that shields him from the slings and arrows of lobbyists and donators. I have personally never been to the Bunny Ranch, and at my age, I probably will never go. But Mr. Hof is running a very responsible and legal business. However, I do hope that President Trump comes to Nevada and helps campaign and fund-raise for Dennis Hof. If for no other reason than to continue to expose the Liberal/Progressive/Democrat HYPOCRISY in America.
Here is the link to the original article: Dennis Hof wins Nevada GOP Primary
Whether you are developing your personal brand, or your company brand, your Logo will send a strong message to both your clients and your competitors. For those of you that have studied persuasion, there are 3 types: Ethos, The Ethical Appeal; Pathos, The Emotional (think passionate) Appeal; and Logos, the Logical Appeal. Your logo should embrace one or more of these forms of persuasion. Additionally, most long-standing Logos are relatively simple. Think about Google, McDonald’s, Dell, Coca-Cola, Apple, Target, and dozens of others. All easily recognizable and identified with a specific brand. Our logo hearkens back to the 1984 presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan, “It’s Morning in America.” The golden sun, rising above the mountains signaling a start of a new day, and new opportunities.
Please let me know what you think. I appreciate all feedback.
A Mission Statement is a public declaration of how you, your firm, or organization are going to achieve the Organizational Vision. If your firm doesn’t have a clear Vision of the future, and a Mission Statement to achieve the Vision, then it’s time to take a step back and reassess your reasons for being in business. A company without a clear direction and purpose is akin to driving a car on Interstate 10, heading east at 80 miles an hour, looking for a beautiful sunset. While you are making a lot of progress, you are heading the wrong direction, and will never achieve your goals.
This is an open letter to President Trump, California’s Republican Representatives, John Cox (Republican Candidate for Governor), and all other elected and appointed officials who have not gone complete insane over global climate change and water in California…
It’s time to STOP THE INSANITY! Liberal Democrats, from Gov. Jerry Brown on down, are hell bent on destroying the California Economy, our way of life, and our ability to maintain healthful communities by further restricting water use in the state. Prior to the introduction of AB 1668, the California Legislature had already reduced the availability of water to the point where many of our Farms, Construction Firms, and Recreation Companies were forced out of business. Now, the State Legislature wants to limit your ability to shower, wash clothes, cook, or even drink water, all because of the abject failure of every administration since Jerry Brown Jr’s first term in office (in the 1970’s) to expand the States ability to capture, treat, and deliver water to an increasingly thirsty and growing population.
Now, rather than developing new resources (HEY, Jerry, you see that big blue ocean to the west?), Jerry and the Progressives want the California people to further conserve water. This is at the same time we are committed to building a low-speed choo-choo to nowhere at a cost of $200+ BILLION. A choo-choo that no one wants, no one needs, and no one will ride (HEY Jerry, you ever hear of hi-speed Airplanes?). For 10% of the cost of the choo-choo to nowhere, California Coastal Cities and Counties could build ten Desalination Plants along to coast to provide fresh, clean, uninterrupted water to 6 MILLION Southern California residents. No more droughts, no more rationing, no more conservation for all of San Diego and Orange Counties. And here is the BONUS! By building these desalination plants (1 approximately every 8 miles along the coast), the various water agencies (IID, MWD, etc) could stop sending water from the Colorado River to coastal communities. This “saved” water could then be used to restore the Salton Sea, irrigate fields and farms in Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, and provide safe, fresh, water to a thirsty and growing Inland Empire. This same desalination technology can be used to maintain water quality and provide fresh water from the Salton Sea once it is refilled to historic levels and the Salton Sea can once again become a massive source of recreation, entertainment, and business opportunity (salt and lithium mining) for California.
It’s past time for the good people of the State of California to demand that our liberal, progressive, legislators and Governor to stop lying to us about desalination. We have the technology, we have the energy production, the Pacific Ocean will NEVER dry up, and water is something that everyone needs and wants. The bottom line is that we DO NOT have a water problem here in California, what we have is a LACK OF POLITICAL WILL problem to do the right thing and develop our natural resources that we have, right off of our coast.
This post inspired by an article in the Washington Times by Tammy Bruce. California’s New Water Restrictions send residents fleeing to Saner States
Every business, no matter how small, or how large, should have a vision. A statement of “Why we exist.” As part of our re-branding, I have updated the vision for my consultancy.