Embrace uncertainty––it’s your opportunity to become the leader you might never have imagined without it!

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,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…                                                                     Vision: To promote … Web: TheSenseiLeader.com Details “We are often taught that uncertainty is a bad thing––that it reflects weakness of character, a lack of enough data, a ‘wishy-washy’ attitude…In reality, uncertainty is the most important thing that we have. It tells us not only what we believe about the world, but also how reasonable those beliefs are in the first place.”Yes, yes and yes!I found this in a Berkeley Science Review article by Chris Holdgraf, who “studies cognitive and computational neuroscience…”So why should you as a CU leader care about this?One of the key strategies of The Sensei Leader is: “Be flexible, adaptable and comfortable with uncertainty.” Far from a sign of weakness, your ability to deal with uncertain is one of the most powerful indicators of success as a leader.At every workshop I ask CU leaders this exact question: “What’s going to happen tomorrow?”This is not a joke. What is amazing is that while inexperienced or aspiring leaders will often try to contribute some meaningful predictions, the experienced leaders know the only reliable answer…“I don’t know.”The CU world is rapidly changing. You’re constantly adapting to new technologies and security threats. You’re facing shifts in economic conditions, culture and expectations. And yet no leader can anticipate every possible change. Nobody can predict the future with absolute certainty.Of course we work to reduce uncertainty so that we don’t make foolish mistakes or unwise decisions. We want to reduce the chances that we’ll be blindsided or caught unprepared. Still, the idea that we can operate with absolute certainty is at best naive and at worst––arrogant.Aspiring leaders are well served to develop a comfort with uncertainty early. One of the strongest indicators of your potential to succeed in leadership is your ability to deal with it.As a leader, your ability to manage unforeseen challenges and seize unanticipated opportunities will greatly determine your effectiveness. And your demeanor in the face of rapidly changing conditions is one of the key factors in how you are perceived as a leader in the hearts and minds of the people you serve.Leaders who deal calmly and skillfully with uncertainty are seen as strong, confident and able. This earns the trust of the people you serve and increases your ability to attract willing followers––the trademark of an authentic leader.But still, how is it that uncertainty isn’t just a sign of weakness? Don’t confuse uncertainty with ignorance or lack of preparation. Those are weaknesses.Executive strategist Eric Douglas posted a commentary on LinkedIn recently. Citing a study on the relationship of confidence and certainty, he found:“Leaders who were confident but relatively uncertain were viewed as more effective, more likely to foster creative thinking and independent thinking. Those who were confident and certain were viewed as authoritarian and inflexible.”Holdgraf finished his article with this powerful thought:“Ultimately, it’s our uncertainty about the world that drives humans to discover new ideas, invent new tools, and get to the bottom of things. Dealing with uncertainty is one of the most human endeavors, and knowing how to think about uncertainty makes you incredibly powerful in making decisions.”It took me a long time to understand this, but the only real certainty in life is uncertainty. Life is change, and for a leader, that reality is amplified by your responsibility to guide others through all this change and uncertainty.If you’re going to be an effective leader, you’d best get comfortable with it!Better still, embrace it…Uncertainty is your opportunity to become the leader you might never have imagined without it!last_img read more

57 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

first_imgKennedy was shot on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas as his motorcade drove through the city. His presidency included a number of foreign affairs accomplishments, as well as tensions. JFK was the president during the Cold War. Kennedy was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetary just three days later. JFK was the 35th President of the United States and one of the youngest. JFK’s legacy includes the creation of the Peace Corps, sending the Civil Rights Act bill to Congress, and the famed lines in his 1961 inauguration speech, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Kennedy was struck twice in the neck and head. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the assassination, but he was shot and killed before going to trial. (WBNG) — Sunday marks the 57 year anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. last_img read more

Another avian flu case likely in Indonesia

first_imgDec 20, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Laboratory tests in Indonesia indicated that an 8-year-old boy who died Dec 15 had avian influenza, making him potentially the country’s 11th victim of the disease, Indonesian officials reported yesterday.The local test results were awaiting confirmation by a World Health Organization (WHO) reference lab in Hong Kong, Hariadi Wibisono of the Indonesian health ministry told Bloomberg News.Indonesian officials also were still waiting for confirmation of local tests indicating that a 39-year-old man who died Dec 13 had avian flu.The boy came from the Utan Kayu area on the east side of Jakarta, where a case had previously occurred in a 16-year-old girl who died last month, the Bloomberg story said.In other developments, two more poultry outbreaks of H5 flu have been reported in Romania in the past few days. The country’s 18th and 19th outbreaks were reported in poultry in the towns of Marsilieni and Chichinetu, both in the southeast, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports.More than 100,000 poultry in Romania have been destroyed to contain the virus since the first outbreak there was discovered on Oct 7, AFP reported.In neighboring Ukraine, agriculture officials said yesterday that a British lab had confirmed that avian flu outbreaks in 15 villages involved the H5N1 virus, according to a Bloomberg News story.Health officials have seized and destroyed more than 63,000 poultry since the virus was first detected in Ukraine, the story said.In South Korea, a newspaper said the government had found traces of avian flu in about 50 places during an investigation from Oct 1 to Dec 11, according to another Bloomberg report.The newspaper, called Dong-a Ilbo, said the government found evidence of avian flu in eight regions, including an H5 virus in the western city of Ansan. The report said the government has promised to disclose findings of any H5 or H7 virus, according to Bloomberg.In Ethiopia, tests indicate that hundreds of pigeons that died earlier this month succumbed to Newcastle disease, not avian flu, according to an AFP report published today.Hundreds of pigeons died in eastern Ethiopia and in the capital, Addis Ababa, earlier this month. Ethiopian veterinary officials and Egyptian experts tested 62 dead and sick pigeons and also some healthy migratory birds, officials told AFP.All the tests were negative for flu, but the dead birds had Newcastle disease, officials said.Migratory birds from the Rift Valley region were included in the testing, the story said. It is feared that birds escaping the European winter and flocking in the Rift Valley may spread avian flu to Africa.In Beijing today, a US official praised China for cooperating with the United States on research on avian flu, according to a Reuters report.”There is a definite willingness to be completely cooperative, be completely transparent and to exchange samples with the WHO and with other partners so we can track the genetic changes,” Elias Zerhouni, director of the US National Institutes of Health, told reporters.Zerhouni favorably contrasted China’s present cooperativeness with its lack of openness early in the SARS outbreak, Reuters reported.The WHO confirmed that China has agreed to share avian flu viral isolates from human patients, the story said. WHO spokeswoman Maria Cheng said a Chinese official presented a draft agreement to the WHO in Beijing today.A report by the Chinese news agency Xinhua said Chinese officials handed over viral isolates from human cases to Shigeru Omi of the WHO today.last_img read more

UHPA Day program published in Crikvenica

first_img22.03.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX – Thursday Gathering of participants, check-in at the hotel16:00 – 17:30 Meetings of working groups of UHPA specialists17:30 Opening of “UHPA Day 2018″17:30 – 19:00 Presentations of partners and members19:30 Welcome cocktail20:00 Dinner23.03.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX – Friday 09:30 – 11:00 UHPA Assembly (for regular UHPA members)11:30 – 13:00 Panel discussion on the topic: “Legislation in the business of travel agencies – what awaits us in 2018.”13:30 – 16:30 Lunch with a tour of the destination17:00 – 19:30 Working part  Implementation of the new Law on Provision of Services in Tourism  Impact of the General Regulation on Personal Data Protection (GDPR) on the operations of travel agencies  Public call for joint advertising in public and private sector promotional campaigns (CNTB)20:30 Gala dinner24.03.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX – Saturday Breakfast, departure of participants* The organizer reserves the right to change the programRelated news:UHPA ON A WORKING VISIT TO POŽEGA-SLAVONIA COUNTYTOURIST OFFER OF CRIKVENICA RIVIERA PRESENTED TO TRAVEL AGENCIES The largest annual meeting of the UHPA Days, which brings together UHPA members and partners, will be held from 22 to 24 March 2018 in Crikvenica, UHPA’s domestic destination of the year 2017/2018. years.The meeting brings together more than 150 participants, representatives of travel agencies and representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board.The two-day program includes a series of interesting professional lectures and presentations, exchange of opinions and experiences and socializing with colleagues, meetings with representatives of business associations, tourism professionals and experts, entrepreneurs, government officials, media representatives and getting to know the tourist offer of the destination.UHPA Days 2019 in SlavoniaSupport for the initiative to hold Days of Croatian Tourism in Slavonia was initially given by the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA) and in his personal name Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA, who points out that they support the initiative to hold Days of Croatian Tourism in Slavonia and announces that UHPA Days will be held in 2019 also in Slavonia. “I personally support the initiative to hold DHT in Slavonia, but the initiative is also supported by the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies. UHPA will certainly try to hold UHPA Days in Slavonia in the coming years, but as the location has already been chosen for next year, I can announce that UHPA Days 2019 will certainly be in Slavonia. We must all work together to expand the Croatian tourism product, and continental tourism certainly deserves it”Points out Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA.Preliminary programlast_img read more

Hong Kong govt warns removing US special status is “double-edged sword”

first_imgHong Kong’s government warned Washington that withdrawing its special US status, which has underpinned the city as a global financial hub, could be a “double-edged sword” and urged the United States to stop interfering in internal affairs.The statement came as US President Donald Trump is due to announce later on Friday his response to the Chinese parliament’s advancement of national security legislation for Hong Kong, which democracy activists and Western countries fear could erode the city’s freedoms.The former British colony enjoys a high degree of autonomy under a “one country, two systems” formula since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. The US Department of State said in a report on Thursday it could “no longer certify that Hong Kong continues to warrant [differential] treatment” from Beijing.Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow warned that Hong Kong, which has enjoyed special privileges under US law based on its high degree of autonomy from Beijing, may now need to be treated like China on trade and other financial matters.In a separate statement on Friday, published in several local newspapers, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urged “fellow citizens” to “join hands to pursue our dreams while putting aside our differences”.She said the legislation was needed because of a “terrorist threat” and because organizations advocating “independence and self-determination” have challenged the authority of Beijing and local governments and pleaded for foreign interference.The five demands of last-year’s pro-democracy protest movement included universal suffrage and an independent inquiry into police handling of the protests, but not independence. A minority of protesters waved “Hong Kong independence” flags.Independence is anathema for Beijing.The security legislation, along with a bill to criminalize disrespect for China’s national anthem, are seen by protesters as the latest attempt by Beijing to tighten its control on the city.The security legislation, expected to be enacted before September, was condemned also by Britain, Australia, Canada and others. Britain said it will give greater visa rights to British national overseas passport holders from Hong Kong unless China suspends its plans. Topics :center_img “Any sanctions are a double-edged sword that will not only harm the interests of Hong Kong but also significantly those of the US,” the city’s government said late on Thursday.It added that from 2009 to 2018, the US trade surplus with Hong Kong was the biggest among all its trading partners, totaling $297 billion of merchandise and 1,300 US firms are based in the city.Beijing says the new legislation will tackle secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in the city. It could see Chinese intelligence agencies set up bases there.The plan has ignited the first big protests in Hong Kong for months, as thousands of people took to the streets this week, prompting police to fire pepper pellets in the heart of the city’s financial district to disperse crowds.last_img read more

BLOG: Looking Back at the Health Department’s Successful Flu Vaccine Campaign

first_imgBLOG: Looking Back at the Health Department’s Successful Flu Vaccine Campaign SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Dr. Karen Murphy, Secretary of Health Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img January 28, 2016 Human Services,  The Blog Last fall, the Pennsylvania Department of Health launched our “Stopping the Flu Starts with You” campaign, aimed at increasing awareness about flu prevention and providing access to free and reduced costs vaccines. During the campaign, we held 140 clinics at our health centers across the state. Remarkably, almost 1,000 PA residents received flu vaccines at these clinics.In a combined effort among myself, Pennsylvania’s Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, and Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion Dr. Loren Robinson, my department also made numerous public appearances and reached out to Pennsylvanians statewide via our social media in order to further spread valuable information about preventing the flu.We have worked hard to educate people about easy ways to prevent the flu. It is my hope that greater awareness will mean fewer cases of flu in the commonwealth this season.As a culmination of the “Stopping the Flu Starts with You” campaign, we hosted clinics at the eight-day 100th PA Farm Show.Traditionally, visitors flock to the popular Pennsylvania Farm Show each year to enjoy world class milkshakes, pet farm animals and view the famed butter sculpture. But this year, more than 1,000 people also got free flu vaccines.The Department of Health’s daily flu clinics were a resounding success. In addition to protecting their health, and the health of others, by getting a flu vaccine, visitors to the department’s booth had the opportunity to learn a life-saving skill. The hands on, “hands free” CPR demonstration was conducted daily under the guidance of our Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.I want to remind all Pennsylvania residents that it is never too late to get your flu vaccine. Those who missed out on the Farm Show clinics and meet eligibility requirements still have the opportunity to sign up and get free or reduced cost flu vaccines at any of our state health centers while supplies last.Getting the flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting yourself and those around you from seasonal influenza. The Health Department recommends the flu vaccine for everyone over the age of 6 months. It is especially important for older individuals, pregnant women, and people with chronic health conditions that place them at increased risk of complications from the flu.In addition to getting vaccinated, to best avoid receiving or spreading the flu, everyone should also:Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub.Keep your hands away from your face and don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.  This is one way germs spread.Disinfect frequently used surfaces – like doorknobs, light switches, TV remotes, etc.Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing – then throw the used tissue in the trash.Avoid contact with sick people. If YOU are sick, stay home for at least 24 hours until after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.More information is available at FLUFREEPA.COM or by calling 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).last_img read more

Scott scores opening night win at Farley

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa (May 5) – Farley Speedway held its 2017 season opening point races on Friday night and Johnny Scott of Cameron, Missouri advanced from a sixth row start to score an impres­sive IMCA Modified win.Scott took the 20-lap feature win ahead of Jeff Larson and J.D. Auringer.Tyler Soppe continued his early season hot streak with another Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature win, this one ahead of Tim Plummer and Austin Heacock.IMCA Late Models brought the night’s racing action to a close with Joel Callahan scoring the 25-lap feature win ahead of Justin Kay and Jeremiah Hurst.last_img read more

Important deadlines for 2020 Primary Election

first_imgBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Clerk’s office would like to remind the community of important dates coming up in regards to the 2020 Primary Elections that will now be June 2, 2020.Monday, May 4, 2020 – Voter registration ends.  The deadline for voter registration is the close of business for a voter to apply to register or transfer registration or at midnight for a voter to complete and submit a voter registration application online.Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – First day a voter may vote an absentee ballot in the office of the circuit court clerk or satellite office.Friday, May 8, 2020 – End of pre-primary campaign finance reporting period.Thursday, May 14, 2020 – First day a confined voter, a voter caring for a confined person at a private residence, or a voter with disabilities may vote an absentee ballot before an absentee voter board at the voter’s residence or place of confinement.Friday, May 15, 2020 – Deadline by noon, for filing pre-primary campaign finance reports for primary candidates.Thursday, May 21, 2020 – Deadline by 11:59 pm, for the circuit court clerk to receive an absentee ballot by mail.  Applications may be submitted to the circuit court clerk in person or by mail, fax or email.If you would like an absentee ballot by mail, you can call  (765) 647-5111 ext. 3 or click here to print one for mailing.last_img read more

Martinez putting staff together

first_img “For Roberto to bring in his team is absolutely what he wants to do and we want to support him on it,” chief executive Robert Elstone told evertontv. “We are working hard to do that and I’m hoping in the near future that Roberto will have his team. “He is also integrating into a very strong, solid team that already exists here. “There is a real spirit at Finch Farm and lot of experience. I know he will want to retain that Everton spirit but yes, he does want his own support team around him. “We are working to make that happen and I’m sure we will succeed on that in the very near future.” In relation to the likely departures, Elstone added: “Whoever ultimately moves on to new pastures goes with our best wishes and our thanks for all their contribution they have made to Everton Football Club.” The players return to pre-season training on Wednesday and while the most pressing issue is the future of Leighton Baines, for whom Manchester United had a £12million bid rejected on Thursday, the Spaniard also needs to get his coaching staff in place. Assistant manager Steve Round, coach Jimmy Lumsden and goalkeeping coach Chris Woods have all been linked with a reunion with former Toffees boss David Moyes at Old Trafford and Martinez wants to assemble his own staff. They are likely to include Graeme Jones, his assistant at both Wigan and Swansea. New Everton manager Roberto Martinez begins work next week and is likely to have his backroom staff finalised quickly.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Yashasvi Jaiswal Youngest to Score Double Hundred in List A Cricket

first_imgAlur: Mumbai opener Yashasvi Jaiswal on Wednesday scripted history as he became the youngest batsman in the world to score a double century in List A cricket.At 17 years and 292 days, Yashasvi scored 203 runs during the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group A match between Mumbai and Jharkhand.His 154-ball inning, which was studded with 17 fours and 12 sixes, helped Mumbai post 358/3 at the KSCA Cricket Ground.This was his third century in the ongoing tournament. He has so far amassed 585 runs in five matches and is also the leading run-scorer of Vijay Hazare Trophy, taking over from Tamil Nadu’s Baba Aparajith.With this feat, Yashasvi has also become the seventh Indian cricketer to score a double century in List A cricket. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma (thrice), Shikhar Dhawan, VK Kaushal, and Sanju Samson are the other Indian cricketers who have scored double hundreds in List A cricket.Sanju last week scored a double hundred in the ongoing tournament when he played a scintillating 212-run knock for Kerala against Goa on October 12. IANS Also Read: Assam Beat Meghalaya by Six Wickets in Vijay Hazare Cricket at DehradunAlso Watch:RPF seized arms and ammunition from Avadh Assam Express at Guwahati Railway Stationlast_img read more