Exceptional Leadership

By Ari Bussel

How does one measure leadership? I will let the reader ponder this question, as I point out a true leader is one who wields his will onto others rather than the one who submits to populace wishes. Leaders are often judged in retrospect, in much better light than when they were contemporaries. Such, for example, are Ronald Reagan, Menachem Begin, the Shah of Iran, Lech Walesa, Pope John Paul II and others.

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We Stop for Ducks

By Norma Zager

“Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?” Will Rogers

Few Americans haven’t seen a line of baby ducks following the Mama duck across the street. This picture also includes a line of cars stopped on both sides to allow the ducks safe passage. I, too, stop for ducks.

Human beings are nothing if not paradoxical. The safety of a baby duck is paramount, and yet we allow the good of our nation to come second to political and selfish ideological agendas.

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From the Despair of the Present, a Great Society will Arise

By Ari Bussel

I often recount the story of where I used to bank. At one point they considered us the fastest growing company in their portfolio, and we were treated like royalty. All the fake elements were there, including fascination, envy, need to extol and become close. None real or long lasting, they would all change in a heartbeat.

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The Extra Step

By Ari Bussel

Taking the extra step is the least convenient yet most rewarding action one can do. A person was not feeling well, and you promised to check up on him. Then things got hectic, and you forgot, or you thought to yourself someone else will be checking up on him. Except no one ever does.

There is no one else involved, except you and your inner spirits: One veering you to laziness, inaction and complete satisfaction with inaction. The other punches you in the stomach, urging, encouraging even promising you an internal reward.

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