The event is touted as a family friendly celebration of mud-bugs, beer and great live music. The fact is the event resembled a disorganized New Orleans Mardi Gras bash. I saw frighteningly few law enforcement officials for the thousands of people attending the event and there seemed to be no focus on crowd control.
I will openly admit that I thought Grey’s Anatomy was a good show in its first couple of seasons. The show actually had the potential to morph into something like ER or Hill Street Blues. What has happened in the last couple of years is sad and I can basically sum up the plot of EVERY show with this template:
There are two areas of consideration. One is the 10th Amendment; the other is the Commerce Clause in the Constitution. Both should be considered when looking at the Healthcare debate.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT HEALTHCARE. I realize that up to this point it would seem that there has been total focus on “healthcare”. This is not the case- What I and almost all conservatives are frustrated with is the apparent lack of respect for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The 10th amendment is the meat of this debate.
Leadership must have personal accountability at its core or there is no authenticity. Leaders who do not accept the credit for their actions, both good and bad, are not able to gain trust from their teams or bosses. I have found that many times when I stood up, accepted responsibility and took accountability for my actions, I walked away having gained the respect of my superiors.
At our core- we all have beliefs driven by our experiences. As leaders it is our job to identify what events shaped our lives and how those became beliefs. Once we know what happened and how events formed us- we need to communicate those beliefs to our teams, families and through our online personas.
It was then that I realized that Web 2.0 could be many things. The marketing system I had known it to be was just a small part. I now understood that it is entirely about the concept of what you want your community to do online rather than shouting out a unified message across multiple platforms. Web 2.0 was also about community. Interaction. Discussion. Sharing. I learned about the “social” part of social networking. I wanted the church to engage their people and allow their people to engage one another.
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Taking Life Apart- What Does That Mean?I have decided to talk more about what I want and not just what I do at work. I have had a fascination since I was a child with understanding how things work. I would and still do- dismantle things to see how they work. I believe I have begun to do this with my life experience in my writing. So- here is my attempt at explaining the world I have been tearing apart in order to live my life.