My thoughts in Words
Framing the world through a unique lens to provoke different solutions. "The difficulty... is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish" - R. L. Stevenson
As the conversation around guns continues to move forward multiple companies have pulled their support, discounts or group rates that specifically benefited NRA members. Whether you support guns or not…I want to look at what may be happening from a business vantage point.
Name ring a bell? Maybe? Yes? No?
Either way, he is the father of three young men all of whom play basketball. His oldest son Lonzo plays for the Los Angles Lakers. His middle son LiAngelo used to play for UCLA. However, after a shoplifting incident while the team was in China his father (Lavar) pulled him out of school stating that his suspension was too long and he needed to be playing ball.
I haven’t said much in reference to the events in Charlottesville, but here are my thoughts. We have two sides: The white supremacists, the neo-Nazis, etc.
The relationships we have may be one of the most valuable commodities in our possession, yet so many people destroy their relationships (i.e. burn bridges) because they do not understand the value in these connections.
People burn bridges because they are immature, because they lack vision and or they disregard professional conduct.
Burning down a bridge is easy, but building it back up…that takes much more effort.
Check out the first part of my Burning Bridge Series on the Leadership Ledge Podcast – follow the link below.
Walking into our apartment first thing that people notice is our view. We have five almost floor to ceiling windows that look out over one of Shanghai’s most noted thoroughfares. The street is lined with varying forms of architecture, high-end stores, colorful lights and an amazing view of the skyline.
2016 was an interesting year for many people. As I went through social media I saw hundreds of posts dealing with how 2016 was a year that individuals just wanted to be over with. Unexpected tragedies and other incidents made 2016 a year to remember.
Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place – Psalm 66:12
The question, "now what," is what many people are asking now that the elections are over. That question was actually the title of the eulogy at the first funeral I ever had to lead. The funeral was for an
Byron Washington, MPA is a Consultant, Youth Mentor, and Life Coach. He is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University and Princeton University. He currently resides in Shanghai, China with his family. - "Change Without Direction is Chaos"