18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission… One of the most common issues I’m hearing at events over the past few months is: “We’re great at caring for our customers, but we’re having a hard time showing compassion for one another!”Why do we sometimes neglect to show compassion for the people closest to us? I call this the “familial effect.” Think about it. Don’t you catch yourself sometimes being short, impatient or even rude to members of your family? We would be horrified to catch ourselves treating a complete stranger the way we sometimes treat those closest to us.This doesn’t happen suddenly. We slowly evolve into these behaviors as we become more familiar with each other. Think about your first date with your current spouse or partner. Now think about the last time you were frustrated with them. Was the dialog a little different?The same is true in our organizations––especially those where people are close and genuinely care about one another. In small groups or departments, the effect is often amplified.It happens because we trust one another. We literally “let our hair down” with the people we trust. We know that these people are not going to abandon us if we have an off moment and we assume they always know when we’re joking.The problem is that as close as two people can be in the workplace, and as much as we use the word “family” to describe our closest work relationships, the plain fact is we’re NOT family. People can and do leave when they feel uncomfortable––and any of us can be replaced if our behaviors negatively affect the people around us.The problem usually manifests when someone says something thoughtlessly. Instead of taking the time to be polite, we’re short or abrupt. We might thoughtlessly joke with someone unaware that they’re going through a difficult period and may be raw and sensitive.Haven’t you ever had one of those, “Oh my God––I didn’t know!” moments?In a real family, we are usually aware of most of what’s going on with the people we live with. We literally can’t escape it. Of course, disconnects happen in families too, but they’re even more likely at work were people may be reserved about personal issues.The solution is simple––but not easy. Practice the discipline of Respect.At nearly every SENSEI LEADER event from keynote to workshop I ask for a definition of the word “respect.” It’s a word we use every day––but most people find it very difficult to really define.Typical responses are:“Do unto others…”“Be kind.”“Treat people as you would like to be treated.”These are all great ways to show respect––but there is a deeper meaning that has a much more direct and effective application.Years ago I asked a group of elementary school kids to define “respect.” One young man stood up, bowed and said…“Sensei, respect means taking care of one another.”Have you ever heard a better definition? All I could do to respond was to return his bow and say, “Kid––you got it!”From that moment on I’ve adopted that definition of respect. And with the benefit of hindsight I have to acknowledge that in that moment, that young man changed my life.Now, this isn’t easy––especially with people you see every day! This is why I call respect a “discipline”––a meaningful and purposeful habit. And any discipline requires constant practice. We need to practice paying attention. This means looking for signs that someone may be in a vulnerable mindset or may not be receptive to teasing or joking.It means taking the time to be polite. It means acknowledging one another, even with a simple greeting or some kind words again––even when we’re in a hurry.It means “taking care” with our words and actions instead of being “careless.”We all need support and encouragement at work. We all desire some measure of respect and compassion from the people we share our day with. We also need to model the behaviors we expect from others. Of course, we’re all going to have our slips from time to time. The standard I’m laying out here is impossible. But perfection is not a destination––it’s a never-ending process. The more we practice the discipline of Respect the more we will express genuine compassion to the people around us every day. And the more compassion and respect we’re willing to share in the world––the more we will receive in kind. Vision: To promote … Web: TheSenseiLeader.com Details
Bill Clinton was not a half-bad president, but the process he went through degraded America. Putting Clinton on the stand under oath didn’t make him a better man or benefit America. President Clinton was put into an impossible position by himself, exploited by political rivals. William Jefferson Clinton was Jeffersonian in name only. Presidents Bush and Obama didn’t elevate the office. Bush laid the foundation for the house Obama built — a house divided.Now we have President Trump, a flawed man being torn apart by the “deep state.” The lawyer class in America is the Pharisees of our time. The deep state is everyone — Democrats, Republicans, FBI, CIA — who owns US. The deep state is neither WASP, Catholic, Muslim or Jewish. It is, that is what it is: “IT IS.” The “IT IS” exists to benefit itself. “IT IS” will wrap any flag around itself to survive. “IT IS” is the face of evil that Jesus came to this Earth to free man from. It was the Babylonian Empire, it was The Roman Empire, it is the deep state now — “IT IS” will always be. So far, Jesus’s mission is a failure.If America were to have a “come-to-Jesus” moment, everyone would ‘fess up and do right. Look under your Christmas tree. Maybe it is there. Merry Christmas.Edmond DayRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Rotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe destruction of the republic started when John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln. It has been a long process to unmake America. The beginning of the end is at hand.Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963, certified who was in control. Another president is assassinated. How we dispose of presidents has evolved into a “high-tech lynching.”
Advertisement Liverpool have already secured the Premier League title ahead of their trip to Man City (AFP via Getty Images)I will enjoy seeing City giving Liverpool a guard of honour, that will be fun to watch! Both teams have only pride to play for, there will be no fans there so the guard of honour will be less painful. There will be a lot of pride involved in this game, City will be desperate to win and the players will still believe they are better than Liverpool, footballers have big egos. I think it will be a great game to watch. I want to see goals, I think maybe a score draw. Prediction: 2-2.Betfair Exchange: Man City 5/4, Liverpool 9/4, Draw 11/4For more from Betfair ambassador Dimitar Berbatov head to www.betting.betfair/berbatovFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Dimitar Berbatov reveals his latest Premier League predictions (Pictures: REX/METRO.CO.UK)Liverpool’s first game as newly crowned Premier League champions is against their closest title rivals as Jurgen Klopp’s side face Manchester City on Thursday evening.Elsewhere, the race for a top-four finish is hotting up as Manchester United look to close the gap on Chelsea and Leicester City with a win against Brighton on Tuesday evening.Meanwhile, Arsenal are hoping to build their form with a positive result at home to Norwich City.As always, Betfair ambassador Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for Metro.co.uk…ADVERTISEMENTBRIGHTON VS MANCHESTER UNITED Anthony Martial scored a hat-trick in Manchester United’s latest Premier League win (Getty Images)United have more class and talent, and after their performance against Sheffield United, confidence will be very high amongst the squad. Man United are chasing both a top four spot and the FA Cup, so they can still have a good season. I think United will win here. It would be foolish to underestimate Brighton who are very solid, but United should have enough quality to win. Prediction: 1-3.AdvertisementAdvertisementBetfair Exchange: Brighton 9/2, Man Utd- 4/5, Draw- 11/4 ARSENAL VS NORWICH CITYIf Arsenal can’t beat Norwich here, I really don’t know where they are going. Arsenal’s defence is weak, but their goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, has made a good impression on me. He can play from the back and will give Bernd Leno something to think about when he returns from injury. If they don’t win this, Arsenal can pack their bags and go to the beach for the summer. Prediction: 2-0.Betfair Exchange: Arsenal 1/2, Norwich City 6/1, Draw 4/1BOURNEMOUTH VS NEWCASTLE UNITEDThis game isn’t very interesting, I don’t think we will see much quality here. Bournemouth played okay against Wolves who are in good form, and Newcastle were not great in a draw against Aston Villa and struggled against City. Bournemouth need points to be safe, I think this will probably be a draw. Prediction: 0-0.Betfair Exchange: Bournemouth 11/8, Newcastle United- 5/2, Draw 9/4 EVERTON VS LEICESTER CITYI really like Carlo Ancelotti a lot, I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like him. My friends who were under him said he’s a great guy, a great leader, a good speaker, and he knows when to enjoy life and the game, but he also knows when to be serious. He strikes me as a good man just from his face! Every manager is different in front of cameras than they are in private, I just like him and how successful he has been in the game. Everton want to be a big team and to be near the top four, they can win this against a Leicester side who have been disappointing since the return. Prediction: 2-1.Betfair Exchange: Everton 7/4, Leicester City 15/8, Draw 5/2WEST HAM VS CHELSEA Dimitar BerbatovTuesday 30 Jun 2020 3:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Comment Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal & Man City vs Liverpool Christian Pulisic has been in excellent form for Chelsea (Getty Images)Oh man, what to do with West Ham, it’s always the same story! They have everything to be successful, but then you watch them and want to poke your eyes out. It would be a disaster for them to go down again with their history, their stadium, their academy, but Chelsea can’t afford to lose. I don’t want to say it, because it will stop United getting top four, but Chelsea are in great form and they won’t want to give United any hope. Prediction: 1-3.Betfair Exchange: West Ham 9/2, Chelsea 4/6, Draw 10/3 SHEFFIELD UNITED VS TOTTENHAMSheffield are playing really poor at the moment, they aren’t playing great football at all right now. The performance against United will not be good for confidence at all, and then losing against Arsenal so late at the weekend will be a real kick for them. They don’t have too much to play for right now, although saying that they will still be pushing for a European place. It’s a good chance for Spurs to build some momentum, which they need if they are hoping to play European football next season, and I think they can win this. Prediction: 0-2.AdvertisementAdvertisementBetfair Exchange: Sheffield United 3/1, Tottenham 11/10, Draw 5/2 MAN CITY VS LIVERPOOL
Michael Collins, chief executive of Invest Europe, said: “Demand is high for European private equity and venture capital and it continues to thrive with healthy levels of fundraising and investment in the first half of the year.”He cited a number of high-profile public offerings from European venture-backed start-ups in the last six months, including Spotify, Adyen and Farfetch.Invest Europe said the investment levels came at a time when the European economy was seeing high growth rates and still benefiting from low interest rates.Leverage buyouts struggleHowever, separate research by software provider eFront has shown that other areas of private equity have struggled in recent months.Average leveraged buyout (LBO) fund performance fell for three straight quarters from its 10-year high return multiple of 1.49 in 2017, the company said. In Q2 2018 this figure had fallen to 1.45 – although this was higher than its annualised average return multiple of 1.3 between 2009 and 2018.“LBO funds have enjoyed almost a decade of increasing performance since the financial crisis, reaching an all-time high in the third quarter of 2017, with an all-time low risk in the preceding quarter,” eFront said.“Following this peak, performance has drifted slightly lower… However, performance remains well above the level seen during the financial crisis.” US-based LBO funds performed above or in line with the long-term average, according to eFront’s analysis, with funds launched in 2009 and 2014 “looking to be particularly strong performers”. In contrast, funds based in western Europe experienced more volatile performance “most probably because of the euro crisis”, the company said. Investors channelled €45.6bn into private equity and venture capital in Europe in the first six months of this year, with fundraising 40% higher than in the second half of last year.Private equity industry association Invest Europe said this level of investment was the third-highest figure for a six-month period since 2007.The data also showed that venture capital investment in European start-ups was more than €3bn between January and June 2018, which Invest Europe said was the highest half-year result since 2007.Including this, the association said venture capital had now raised almost €11bn in new funding for start-ups in Europe since the beginning of last year.
Goodluck:’Boko Haram being trained by ISIS’ Boko Haram Child Soldiers Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his hopes that all the territories that were grabbed by the Islamist terror group, the Boko Haram, will have been retaken within a month.Jonathan says all territory seized by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram will be retaken within a month, saying they are getting weaker and weaker by the day.The president however admitted that the Nigerian security forces have been slow to respond to the insurgents’ initial advance in north-east Nigeria.Nigeria’s army has recently claimed series of victories over the militants.Meanwhile, Soldiers from Niger and Chad have taken the Nigerian town of Damasak from Boko Haram, another victory in a regional campaign to take back control of swaths of northeastern Nigeria from the armed group.A spokesman for Niger’s army, Colonel Michel Ledru, said Damasak, which is a few kilometres from the border with Niger, has been taken from Boko Haram’s control.He said 229 rebels were killed and one soldier from Niger died in heavy fighting.Related Unmasking Boko Haram
East Central traveled to Rushville tonight for our third conference match of the season. The Lady Trojans came out on top 25-16, 25-14, and 25-16. EC vs Rushville VB (8-26)‘We started off slow, but found our groove late in game one. It’s hard to gain momentum against Rushville because they are very scrappy and scramble to keep the ball in play. Overall, it was a good conference win.’ EC Coach Cassie Laker.The East Central Junior Varsity Volleyball team won in two against Rushville 25 – 19 & 25 – 15. The team started off slow but was able to pull together to capture the win. This win makes their record 6 – 0.Serves lead by Erin Wilhelm 11/13 with 4 aces, Therese Gregg 8/9 with 4 aces, and Kendall Gindling 8/8 with 5 aces.Attacks came from Therese Gregg 6/10 with 2 kills, Breanne Fox 5/8 with 3 kills and Kendall Gindling 2/4 with 1 kill. Assists were from Becca Eckstein with 4 and Kendall Gindling with 3.Next game: Thursday, August 28 vs Batesville. Game is at EC with Freshman and JV starting at 5.Courtesy of Trojans Coaches Cassie Laker and Bernice Rosemeyer.
Loading… Jurgen Klopp hailed his Liverpool players after writing their own history by winning the Premier League title. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea on Thursday night ensured the Reds claimed their first top-flight title in 30 years. The German told Sky Sports: “The players wanted to write their own history and stories so they were ready not to compare us with those great figures in this club. “We were unbelievably good last year and smashing this record is absolutely exceptional. It is really difficult to get there.” On whether he will get a statue like the Reds’ previous title-winning managers, Klopp joked: “They all got theirs when they were not here. I want to live for 30 or 40 years!” Klopp is confident Liverpool will not lose the hunger for silverware after winning the Champions League, Club World Cup, Super Cup and now the Premier League. He said: “We won some stuff but they are still humble and as long as they stay humble we have a chance of being successful.” Klopp also reserved praise for the fans too, saying: “I know it means the world to them – it means the world to me. “It’s massive and what I love is when you have a successful football club in your city it gives the whole city a lift. I am really happy for our people.” Captain Jordan Henderson, who joined Liverpool nine years ago, is adamant his side will not rest on their laurels for the last seven games as he has his sights on the highest points total in a Premier League campaign. He told the club’s official website: “It’s hard to describe, to be honest. But after the final whistle it was just an amazing feeling, especially to spend it with all the lads and the staff. READ MORE: Dalglish pays emotional tribute to Klopp as Liverpool title wait ends “To finally get over the line is a relief but also an amazing feeling. It’s a unique feeling and one that I’m very proud of. “I’ve been so honoured to be part of this football club right from the first moment that I came and to go on the journey to be with this manager, this group of players, these fans – it’s been so special. “But we’ll enjoy this, we’ll celebrate, but then I know in the next few days they’ll be straight onto the next game, which is City, and finishing the season off as well as we can. “We want to win every game and we want to finish off with the highest points record we can and give everything we’ve got and then we’ll go into next season and we’ll want even more.” Liverpool are 23 points clear of closest challengers City, whose reign as Premier League champions came to an end, with 28 wins, two draws and only one defeat from their 31 matches. But despite their immense success this season, Henderson insists there was never a point where he thought Liverpool were home and hosed. read also:Dalglish: More titles to come under Klopp! “There were numerous games where I felt there were big results and big performances in certain stages of the season,” he added. “But at the same time I never got carried away after a win or a performance – it was literally ‘job done, let’s pick it up next game and go again and keep doing that until we get to this point’. “You never know what is going to happen in football.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Two months after the Premier League season ended, one of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer is yet to end. Madrid have made it clear they want De Gea and sources at Old Trafford admit a tentative bid was made for the goalkeeper by the Spanish giants earlier this summer. Manchester United are resigned to losing David de Gea but insist they will not be bullied into selling the goalkeeper to Real Madrid on the cheap this summer. Senior figures at Old Trafford want the club to be “slugging it out” with Madrid for the best players in world football – and they believe they have the financial muscle to do so. The feeling at Old Trafford is that Real Madrid’s financial power is in decline. The deal for Spanish TV rights is a fraction of the English equivalent and will remain that way for the next six years. United have also noted that Real have tied several senior players down to long-term contracts, which has come at an enormous cost to the 10-time European champions. United boss Louis van Gaal is said to be “relaxed” about the De Gea situation, mainly because he has a contingency plan in place if the Spaniard leaves. Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has been lined up as a replacement if De Gea goes this summer and United have entered talks with free-agent Sergio Romero, who they hope will replace the unwanted Victor Valdes. Valdes has been linked with a move to Valencia, but such is his love for Barcelona that he is likely to avoid a return to Spain. Turkish club Antalyaspor are interested in the 33-year-old, who was being considered as a potential replacement for De Gea until he apparently refused to play for the reserves towards the end of last season. De Gea is due to play in the first game of United’s pre-season tour of the United States in the early hours of Saturday morning in Seattle. Van Gaal is likely to hand Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian and Morgan Schneiderlin their debuts against Mexican side Club America. Despite signing four new players, the spending at Old Trafford has not stopped yet, according to Van Gaal. “We are not finished yet, I think,” the United boss told MUTV. “We need a balance in the selection and I think we still need to improve at least two positions and we shall do that when it is possible. “But we shall only buy when the player can give a contribution to our level. And, of course, that is in the eyes of our staff, but I have to have confidence that he can cope with the rhythm of the Premier League.” But, the proposal was rejected and United are determined to play hard ball with Madrid president Florentino Perez over their star goalkeeper. Press Association Sport understands United have all but given up hope of persuading De Gea to sign the new £200,000 a week deal that has been on the table since November last year. But, they are in no rush to let their two-time player of they year depart either. It is expected he will leave Old Trafford either this summer or next. However, it is also understood that United have told Madrid they will only sell De Gea to Real in this window as part of a swap deal for defender Sergio Ramos. United would prefer to let De Gea run down his contract than sell him for a cash offer of around £25million. With a bumper TV deal soon to kick in, and the cash from their huge kit deal with adidas, United are not short of money. Sources at the club admit they have also become irritated by the suggestion that they have to sell De Gea because of Madrid’s status as a football super power. Press Association
The No. 13 USC men’s swimming and diving team will take on some of the toughest competition it has seen all season as it competes at the 2010 NCAA championships this week at Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion this Thursday through Saturday.Prepared · Senior James Martin will compete in his first NCAAs. – Heather Lee | Daily Trojan USC’s elite NCAA team includes of senior co-captains James Martin and Zoltan Povazsay juniors Clement Lefert, Richard Charlesworth, Dillon Connolly and diver Steven Starks; sophomores Jeff Daniels, co-captain Pat White and diver Harrison Jones; and freshmen Alex Lendrum and Nick Karpov.“We are excited about our prospects this week,” USC coach Dave Salo said. “The goal is to move into the top 10 this year.”Jones, an All-American, and Starks are the only returning NCAA point scorers for USC. Povazsay was an All-American on a relay as a freshman at West Virginia in 2007 and will be returning to the NCAA championships for the second time as a Trojan along with teammates Connolly and White.Jones’ stellar performance at the 2010 Pac-10 championships, where he came first on the 1-meter springboard — USC’s first springboard title since 1999 — should give the sophomore confidence leading into this week’s competition.Povazsay, Lefert, White and either Martin or Charlesworth (the final relay team is yet to be decided) are being counted on to start off the competition with a bang in the 800-yard freestyle relay, which USC won at the 2010 Pac-10s with a time of 6:19.17. The relay also saw Lefert break USC’s 200-yard freestyle record in the first leg, a time he broke again at the Pac-10 championships when he won the 200-yard freestyle individual event (1:33.75).“We are also looking toward strong relay results — especially the 800-free relay,” Salo said.Lefert and White are both ranked in the top eight in freestyle events. Both Trojans have had exceptional seasons and hope to finish it off with even stronger performances at the championships.This week marks the last collegiate competition for Martin and Povazsay, who will be graduating in May, and for British teammate Charlesworth, whose NCAA eligibility expires at the end of this semester.In his strong performance at the 2010 Pac-10 championships, Martin came in sixth in the 400-yard individual medley, but his preliminary time (3:45.96, a personal best) would have scored him second place overall.Martin has the ability to go even faster this week in the 400-yard individual medley. He will also be competing in the 200-yard medley relay, the 200-yard backstroke and 800-yard freestyle relay.Connolly still remains the team’s strongest breaststroker, owning school records for both the 100-yard (52.73) and 200-yard breaststroke (1:55.57) and is ranked among the top eight in the 100-yard breaststroke going into the competition.“We are a much improved team from last year,” Salo said. “The guys are relaxed and looking forward to the start of the competition.”
The No. 13 USC men’s golf team got off to a rough start Sunday at the Ping/Golfweek Fall Preview in Stillwater, Okla., but managed to pull it together for the second day of competition.Fighting on · Sophomore Martin Trainer beat his 7-over-par 79 Sunday with a 3-over-par 75 in the second round of play Monday. Although his Trojan squad is currently in last place, the team shot 26 strokes better on Monday than Sunday. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information After shooting a 43-over-par 331 on Sunday — enough to place the Trojans last in a competitive 15-team field — the entire team saw drastic improvement Monday. The team shot a 17-over-par 305 — 26 strokes fewer than day one.Still, the Trojans remain in 15th place in the tournament at a 60-over-par 636, seven strokes behind 14th place Texas Christian University and 52 behind first place Oklahoma State.After being forced to withdraw from the competition with hip problems on Sunday, sophomore T.J. Vogel came back strong for the Trojans on Monday, leading the team and shooting a 2-over-par 74 with two birdies, despite lingering effects from the injury.“T.J played very well today even though he was injured,” said sophomore Martin Trainer. “He can barely swing a club.”Vogel is not eligible for individual ranking because of his withdrawal on Sunday, but a 74 gives him the lowest score of any Trojan at the tournament.Trainer had a similarly strong day, finishing four strokes less than Sunday at 3-over-par 75, enough to bump him up to 45th place.“My round, personally, was up and down,” Trainer said. “It was frustrating because I’d have a really good stretch and then a bad stretch. This course is kicking our butts. There was a lot of wind — it was getting up to around 25 miles per hour.”Trainer’s scorecard shows four birdies in addition to four bogeys and one double bogey.Sophomore Stewart Hagestad and freshman Jeffery Kang both shot for 6-over-par 78, with Hagestad improving by one stroke (after a 7-over-par 79 on Sunday) and Kang by three (after a 9-over-par 81) to land at 54th and 60th, respectively.Hagestad played consistently on the first nine, matching all but one of his bogeys with a birdie. He had less luck on the back nine, losing five strokes on two double bogeys and a bogey.Kang had a much tougher round, hitting one birdie, five bogeys and two double bogeys in the first 17 holes before finally scoring the Trojans’ only eagle on the last hole.Sophomore Sam Smith, the fourth member of the Trojan contingent, improved his score with a 9-over-par 81, an 11-stroke difference from his 20-over-par 92 performance on Sunday. Smith has sat in 73rd place both rounds.Despite a tough two rounds, the team remains optimistic.“We hung tough. We went out and tried our hardest, and put up a couple decent scores,” Trainer said. “We know how talented we are, and that all of us can do a lot better. We look forward to the next round, and the next tournament. This was a wake-up call, and we can finally look at what we need to do to improve.”The Trojans will compete in round three today, after which they have a two-week break before facing Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.