Hello everyone, for this post I am taking a break from the typical articles I write. Instead, I want to share with you a very personal experience about challenging and channelling rage. It is a delicate and painful subject, and I was in two minds about publishing this piece. My apologies to music fans coming to this post expecting to read about the Great rap-metal band that goes by the same name as my article, To make your visit worthwhile there are special versions of my poster just for you at the end of this post.
Welcome back to my blog, sorry to have been away so long since my last post. I’ve been quite busy in the Social Media arena and Google+ Communities, discussing and learning about Leadership. There is a common topic that is recurrent, namely, the traits / characteristics / hallmarks of a great leader. Thousands of words have been spent on describing what makes a leader special. I have no intention of reinventing the wheel but I would like to simply share with you the image that came to mind when I approached the subject.
Do you use Twitter as a discussion tool? Do you follow #Hashtag discussion groups? Yes?…read on…
If you’re anything like me, Tweet Chats can be quite confusing. Tweets fly by and you try to keep up. At the same time you want to comment but typing your comment isn’t always that easy when you have to remember to add #hashtags, @names, etc., and keep the tweet to 140 characters.
I know there are great tools to help with Twitter. You can use Hootsuite or TweetDeck to prepare and schedule tweets but I’ve always found them too fiddly during Tweet Chats.
Over the last six months I have been meeting many fantastic leaders in the Social Media arena. I have had the fortune to interact with many great people and learn from their vast experiences and wisdom. Amongst these professionals, I’ve come across some real gems.
Today I want to introduce you to Dr. David Moore PhD; a person so multifaceted that he puts diamonds to shame. I suggest anyone reading this to follow, by hook or by crook, my new friend. At the end of this article you can find links to the World of Dr. Moore!!
In the beginning there was Poker; at least for me. This post has been brewing inside my head for the last 30 years. Only now and through this medium can I finally explain an odd parallel that has accompanied me throughout my waking and working life.
As a child I recall having been introduced to the game of poker by watching my father play, for fun, with friends and colleagues. As I matured so did my knowledge of poker and by the time I started my first job I was quite in love with the game. The fact is that I’ve always found strong associations between poker and life in general.
I hope everyone knows or has heard of Murphy’s Law [also referred to as Sod’s Law]. For the uninitiated don’t worry, it is quite simple; the old adage is:
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong
This simple phrase does not do justice to the total havoc that ensues when the forces of Murphy’s Law come into play. If you intend on doing anything in life more complicated than boiling an egg then beware of Murphy and his blasted Law. By the way, it has nothing to do with Ireland…it’s just a name.
I am dedicating this article to commander Neil Armstrong who passed away recently. He was best known for NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, being the first man to step foot on the moon and who uttered those famous words, transmitted live to the whole world as he was about to step off the ladder of the “Eagle” (lunar module):
That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.