Tag: Perception

Live Through Action, Or Die By Perception. The Choice Is Yours

Leadership Lesson: We should all understand what the differences in consequence are between what happens when we let things happen to us – sitting, waiting, and perceiving – versus when we plan, act, and execute.

Recently, due to our new reality in the era of COVID-19 and the resulting need for so many of us to work from home, I began attending an online group series called #CreateWhatsNeeded launched by Fathom, a future design firm in West Hartford, CT.

The series, made up of ongoing sessions hosted by various professionals from across different fields and backgrounds, provides a broad spectrum of topics and a wide field of attendees/discussion partners. The series topics run the…


What People Teach Us: Randi Zuckerberg And Calling Out Those Closest To Us

Leadership Lesson: If done right, challenging those closest to us in a public forum has benefits and demonstrates a credibility that might not be so obvious at first.

Recently, Randi Zuckerberg called out her brother Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder and CEO of social media giant Facebook, on his comments regarding Holocaust deniers using Facebook to power up their platform and spread their claims about the genocide that occurred under cloud of Nazi Germany.

Mark commented on the hate groups’ use of the platform he founded in a subdued manner that fell far short of condemning the beliefs of such groups, which was surprising considering he and his family are Jewish. His sister, as she states, felt compelled enough…


Do You Ever Become Tone-Deaf, Insensitive, Or Even Negligent To Your Constituency?

Could you ever do something today for which you blasted – yes, “blasted” – someone else in the past?

Is that bold? Is it ignorant? Is it being tone deaf? Is it being oblivious? Doesn’t it demonstrate entitlement?

Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price is being blasted himself for flying on private jets using federal dollars while conducting federal business – a behavior similar to which he berated House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi for in the past. Now, Price’s cost of using private jets (and cost of his own hypocrisy) is climbing to $1 million dollars.

In the end, it was Price’s undoing as, amid the backlash resulting from his indiscretion, he decided to resign his post.

“Your integrity is a…


Samantha Bee vs. Glenn Beck: What Does It Take For You To Come Around?

A face-to-face conversation between Samantha Bee and Glenn Beck. Think about that for a minute.

Beyond that, think of them putting aside their stark differences to come together to the same side.

Imagine these two people — a strong liberal and staunch conservative — coming together, joining forces, to confront a common enemy. Check it out here.

How does this happen? What has to happen for these usual staunch opponents to come together for a common cause? What does it take for one to stop pushing one’s message long enough to see the other side of an argument?

It took them a while to get to that point. There’s no guarantee that it will stay this way, but they found their way to this agreement.

“…aside…


Trump Is A Great Teacher: How Does Your Authenticity Measure Up?

OK. Maybe not a teacher, as teachers usually teach lessons that we need and should learn. But he does teach us…to be aware. He doesn’t do it through the example he sets of his own self-awareness but by the ability of awareness that he lacks.

By watching him we learn that AWARENESS IS EVERYTHING.

Related Post: Emotional Intelligence – Breaking the 4th Wall

His lessons to the rest of us may not be intentional with the goal of teaching in mind, and they might be so obvious that one might ask “What does this teach me about the real world if Trump’s actions are so obvious?” but there is much to be gleaned from his actions (and inactions).

“…people are always aware of you.  Not…


What People Teach Us: Bill Clinton — What’s Going On Behind The Curtain?

What can seemingly be more powerful than someone’s actions?

Perception.

With actions, the detail and results are known and, most often, witnessed.

With perception, the imagination of each person curious enough to think about an issue can roam wild and come up with its own interpretation of events. There is no limit to the imagination so, therefore, there’s no limit, really, to how a situation can be perceived from the outside.

“…the perception of the public can outweigh, weigh down, and even negate the true nature of one’s intentions.”

Take, for instance, this week’s impromptu meeting between former President Bill Clinton and current United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch on an airport tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona.  Her plane had just landed while his was preparing to take…


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