Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Por Onell A. SotoPosted Feb 2, 2015 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rapidísimas Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID El poeta, revolucionario y activista nicaragüense Ernesto Cardenal ha cumplido 90 años de vida con un aspecto físico bien deteriorado y con ideas inalterables sobre los cambios que necesita América Latina. En conversación con varios medios Cardenal dijo que los sandinistas de hoy han traicionado la memoria de Sandino que luchó contra la intervención militar en su país. Cardenal también dijo que el papa Juan Pablo II se alió con los peores exponentes de la lucha latinoamericana como el mexicano fundador de los Legionarios de Cristo, Marcial Masiel. Preguntado sobre qué deseaba hacer el resto de su vida, dijo que no “quería homenajes, ni exaltaciones de su obra. Quiero que me dejen morir tranquilo”.En una festiva celebración, la presbítera anglicana Libby Lane ha sido consagrada como la primera mujer en el episcopado de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, una lucha que llevó varias décadas. Docenas de obispos tomaron lugar alrededor de ella en señal de solidaridad. Cuando el arzobispo de York, John Sentamu, principal consagrante, pidió el consentimiento verbal de la consagración se oyó una fuerte voz diciendo “No, no en mi nombre”. El arzobispo continuó el ceremonial sin inmutarse. Lane será obispa sufragánea de la diócesis de Stockport. Está casada con un sacerdote, toca el saxofón y le encantan los deportes. En la Comunión Anglicana hay 29 mujeres obispas.La Iglesia Anglicana de Kenia aún mira a la Iglesia de Inglaterra como la “iglesia madre” y por eso le duele acciones de ésta como la ordenación de mujeres. La noticia de que Inglaterra tiene una mujer en el episcopado ha irritado a muchos pero se espera que esto sea “una nube de verano” dicen observadores.Marcus Borg, prominente teólogo liberal luterano y uno que ha estudiado profundamente la vida de Jesús, ha fallecido a la edad de 72 años. Fue uno de los fundadores del “Seminario de Jesús”, un movimiento que trata de buscar en textos antiguos las palabras de Jesús y qué significado tienen ahora a la luz de nuevos descubrimientos. Borg mantuvo su filiación con la Iglesia Luterana aunque con frecuencia asistía a la Iglesia Episcopal donde su esposa, Marianne, sirve en una parroquia.El papa Francisco dijo desde el balcón de su apartamento en la Plaza de San Pedro en ocasión de la Semana de Oración por la Unidad Cristiana: “¡Es feo que los cristianos estemos divididos! Jesús nos quiere unidos en un solo cuerpo pero nuestros pecados, la historia nos ha dividido y por eso debemos orar mucho para que el Espíritu Santo nos vuelva a unir”.Con la muerte del rey de Arabia Saudita, Salman bin Abdul–Aziz Al Saud, se abre un nuevo capítulo en la nación petrolera y amiga de occidente. Su muerte coincidió con la sentencia de 10 años de prisión y 1,000 azotes por criticar al islam. Muchos se preguntan si el nuevo rey introducirá nuevos cambios durante su reinado. Veremos.La Iglesia Presbiteriana en Estados Unidos próximamente dará un cambio radical que seguramente causará controversias. El cambio consiste en permitir que hombres y mujeres del mismo sexo puedan contraer matrimonio en la iglesia y servir como pastores. La decisión, que también se aplica a diáconos y ancianos gobernantes, no requiere que la iglesia ordene a candidatos gays pero elimina las barreras que hasta ahora impedían su ordenación. Uno de los líderes del movimiento gay dijo que “en las congregaciones hay muchas personas que se sienten llamados por Dios al ministerio ordenado”. La Iglesia Presbiteriana una de las principales denominaciones protestantes en Estados Unidos tiene una feligresía de 2.8 millones de miembros.La obispa presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal visitó recientemente la República Dominicana y sostuvo un diálogo con miembros de la comunidad haitiana residentes de Santa Fe, San Pedro de Macorís. Muchas de estas personas han perdido su ciudadanía por decisión de la Corte Constitucional de 2013 que los despojó de su ciudadanía dominicana por su origen haitiano. Se cree que unas 200 mil personas están en esa situación.El presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro pasa por una seria situación política. Su extenso viaje por Asia y el Oriente Medio no produjo los préstamos que buscaba, su popularidad ha ido en picada, cada día el desabastecimiento es mayor y ahora niega que los ex presidentes de Colombia, Chile y México visiten al encarcelado líder político Leopoldo López acción que le traerá “mala prensa” tanto en Venezuela como en otros países.CONSUELO. Encomienda al Señor tu camino, confía en él que él actuará. Salmo 37:5 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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On his last Under The Scales podcast, Phish lyricist Tom Marshall spoke with former High Times managing editor Jen Bernstein, discussing the beginning’s of “Divided Sky” and the history behind the Rhombus. In this latest edition, Marshall is joined by Jake Huffman, drummer of the band McLovins.Phish Lyricist Tom Marshall Visits The Rhombus With High Times Editor Jen Bernstein In New VideosThe two discuss the McLovins’ earliest days, where they released an on-point and rather impressive version of Phish’s “You Enjoy Myself” as a 14-year old trio. They quickly became a hit in the Northeast jam scene upon the initial release of that video on the world wide web, and within a short amount of time were playing around the country.They also chat about collaborating on the track “Cohesive” which was written with Marshall in 2010, the writing process, the evolution of the McLovins, play a couple of tracks (“P.T.” and “Talk About It”), working with Bill Sherman who produced music for the Hamilton soundtrack and is the musical director for Sesame Street, writing a song that Ed Sheeran sang, and much more.The band also recently spoke with us about this particular cover, in a feature that you can read here.Take a listen to the Under The Scales podcast:McLovins cover Phish’s “You Enjoy Myself”:The McLovins are heading out on the road next week for a lengthy Winter tour, which will begin in Colorado and see the band make their way back East to Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and further South. Check out tour dates below. The next Under The Scales podcast on February 6th will take an in-depth look at Trey Anastasio’s guitars, signal chain, and amps.
THE Guyana Jaguars crushed the Windward Islands Volcanoes by an innings and 122 runs in the ninth round West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day game inside three days to be crowned Regional four-day champions for a third straight year..The Volcanoes were bowled out for 163 in 46.1 overs in their second innings, after 45 minutes of play yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.With the win, Jaguars moved to to an unassailable 131.4 p0ints, with their rescheduled ninth round game against Leeward Islands Hurricanes still to be played this coming weekend.The Jaguars are well clear of their closest challengers Barbados Pride who were locked in a keen tussle with Jamica Scorpions at Kensington oval in Barbados.Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie garabbed four for 45.Medium pacer Keemo Paul (3-36) and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie (4-45), ensured it was another tough session for the Volcanoes remaining batsmen, as the duo shared the remaining five wickets.Resuming on 102-5, still 182 runs away to make the Jaguars bat a second time, Paul removed Kyle Mayers, caught in the slips by Assad Fudadin for 14, before he claimed the prized wicket of Devon Smith in similar fashion. The left-handed Smith added just one to his overnight 60.Motie then got into the act, with the wickets of Larry Edwards and Shermon Lewis. Both batsmen went caught-and-bowled.However, Shane Shillingford hit his way to an unbeaten 35, with five fours and two sixes.Meanwhile, in an invited comment, man-of-the-match, Paul said he is happy that he contributed to the team’s success.Paul was the main first-innings destroyer, claiming 6-28. He returned with the bat to score a resolute 46 and shared an eighth-wicket stand with Steven Jacobs, which eventually secured the hosts’ huge lead.“To be honest I never expected this. I am overjoyed … I am happy that I have contributed so much to the team,” the former West Indies Under-19 player said just after the game.The Jaguars will turn their attention for the clash against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, starting on Friday at the same venue.SCOREBOARDWINDWARD Islands Volcanoes 2nd innings (o/n 100-5)D. Smith c Chandrika b Paul 61T. Theophile b Shepherd 10J. Robinson lbw b Permaul 18A. Fletcher c & b Rutherford 5S. Ambris c Shepherd b Motie 8K. Hodge c Shepherd b Motie 0K. Mayers c Fudadin b Paul 14S. Shillingford not out 35L. Edwards c & b Motie 5D. Johnson c & b b Motie 0S. Lewis lbw b Paul 0Extras: (w-1, nb-2, lb-4) 7Total: (all out; 46.1 overs) 163Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-67, 3-80, 4-96, 5-100, 6-115, 7-131, 8-136, 9-136.Bowling: Shepherd 6-2-14-1, Jacobs 4-0-14-0, Paul 8.1-1-37-3, Permaul 11-4-23-1, Rutherford 8-0-26-1, Motie 9-4-45-4.Points: Guyana Jaguars 21.6 (12 for victory + 4 batting points + 3 bowling points + 2.6 pace bowling points),Windward Islands Volcanoes 4.8 (0 batting points + 3 bowling points + 1.8 pace bowling points)
Malcolm Jenkins signed a free-agency contract with the Saints in March after six seasons with the Eagles. Now, he’s questioning whether it’s wise for the NFL to let his second stint with the franchise that drafted him begin on schedule.The 32-year-old safety who spent his first five NFL seasons in New Orleans after being selected by the Saints in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft doubles as a CNN contributor hired to comment on social issues. On Thursday, he used that platform to express his concern with what the NFL hopes will be a complete 2020 regular season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE: NFL cancels 2020 Hall of Fame Game, ceremony”The NBA’s a lot different than the NFL because they can actually quarantine all their players, or whoever’s going to participate,” Jenkins said, referring to basketball’s plan to resume its 2019-20 season with all games taking place in Orlando, Fla. “We have over 2,000 players, even more coaches and staff. We can’t do that. And so we end up being on this trust system, the honor system where we just have to hope that guys are social distancing and things like that.”And that puts all of us at risk. Not only us as players and who’s in the building, but when you go home to your families. I have parents that I don’t want to get sick.”I think until we get to the point where we have protocols in place, and until we get to the place as a country where we feel safe doing it, we have to understand that football is a nonessential business. And so we don’t need to do it. So the risk has to be really eliminated before I would feel comfortable with going back.”Jenkins later clarified his stance in a video.To be clear… pic.twitter.com/qNcn00aiBv— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) June 25, 2020The NFL to this point has not done much to alleviate the inevitable concerns associated with playing a season during a global pandemic. Like Jenkins, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who has tested positive for the coronavirus but is feeling well, also is concerned about the viability of the season.”I just feel like there’s a lot of moving parts that have to be figured out,” Elliott said Wednesday (via ESPN). “I just don’t know how they can keep the players (healthy). You gotta put the health of the players first.”And it’s not even so much, I would say, the players’ health — because I got corona, and it really didn’t affect me much. But a lot of people have kids — they may have kids with asthma; they may have newborn babies; their parents or grandparents may live with them. … We have to find ways to make sure that players and their families — and the coaches also and their families — aren’t put at risk.”Because the league was fortunate the outbreak reached the United States during its offseason, it has been proceeding with business as usual (albeit virtually) through the spring and now the summer. But training camps are scheduled to begin in a little more than a month, and the clock is ticking for the NFL to establish comprehensive health and safety protocols to be implemented for players, coaches and all team and league personnel.Those protocols reportedly will be discussed Thursday when the league and team owners conduct a conference call. Part of the plan, according to NFL Network, will be to test players for COVID-19 three times per week and isolate anybody who tests positive. NFLPA medical director Thom Mayer reportedly told player agents “there’s a 90 percent chance reliable saliva testing (will be) available before players return to facilities.” MORE: Jenkins says NFL should assign Kaepernick to team”Positive tests are going to happen,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitted earlier this month on ESPN. “The issue is, can we obviously prevent as many of those from happening, but in addition, treat them quickly, isolate them and prevent them from directly impacting our player personnel.”Said NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills last week: “Make no mistake, this is no easy task. We will make adjustments as necessary to meet the public health environment as we prepare to play the 2020 season as scheduled with increased protocols and safety measures for all players, personnel, and attendees. We will be flexible and adaptable in this environment to adjust to the virus as needed.”
FILE PHOTO: Raheem Sterling Share on: WhatsApp His grandmother, who did not wish to give her full name, told The Times that Sterling’s gesture had done wonders for Ross’s morale.“When I took the package over to him you should have seen the look on his face —- he was overwhelmed,” said the 62-year-old.“There is nothing I could say to Raheem to thank him enough because it has really boosted Ethan’s confidence.“I can hear it in his voice. He has shown the letter to his friends and it has just gone absolutely mad.”Ross’s grandmother said she had written to Sterling when she read about the alleged racist abuse incident at Stamford Bridge which led to Chelsea banning four supporters pending further investigations.The grandmother said she hoped the letter from Sterling — who was born in Jamaica but came to England aged five with his mother after his father was gunned down — had been read by others and would serve to do some good.Despite the abuse Ross showed the same steeliness 24-year-old Sterling — capped 47 times by England — has done on the pitch.“After all he has been through last year, Ethan’s grades still went up —- so we are immensely proud of him,” his grandmother said. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City star Raheem Sterling sent a letter to a 13-year-old goalkeeper after hearing he had been racially abused advising him to “stand tall and be proud of who you are”.Sterling himself was the subject of alleged racist abuse from Chelsea fans in a Premier League match in December.He wrote the letter on club headed paper when informed by Ethan Ross’s grandmother he had been “through a tough time with racial abuse.”Ross, a goalkeeper with the Under-14 team at fourth-tier NewportCounty, had been racially abused at his school.“Dear Ethan, I have recently been told from your loving Nanna Sue about the tough time you are having with racial abuse,” wrote Sterling, who also enclosed signed photographs of the Manchester City squad.“Remember to stand tall and be proud of who you are and don’t let them take away your courage. You are strong and very brave, and your Nanna is also very proud of you. Keep being you kid.“Remember speaking up doesn’t always make life easy, but easy never changed anything.”Ross took to Instagram when he received the letter on Saturday.“OMG just got this in the post from Raheem Sterling! Signed by all the Man City players. Thank you so much Raheem Sterling for the support,” Ross wrote on Instagram.
Submitted by Family Support CenterThe Family Support Center of South Sound is pleased to announce their Olympia Federal Savings Golf Tournament to benefit homeless families with children. This tournament is presented by Vine Street Group and sponsored by Mixx 96.1. They are excited to welcome The First Lady of Washington, Ms. Trudi Inslee, as the honorary chair for this event. Ms. Inslee’s passion for ending homelessness and her love for golf make her the perfect person for this role.The 2nd annual golf tournament will take place, once again, at the beautiful and exclusive, Indian Summer Golf and Country Club on Monday, June 24th, 2013. Last year The Family Support Center was able to raise over $25,000 for their programs and their goal is to double that in 2013.The event will kick off with registration and a continental breakfast, followed by a shotgun scramble. There will be many games and activities available for players during the day and a complimentary boxed lunch. At the end of the afternoon, there will be a program with silent auction items, raffles, prizes for teams and a banquet featuring the honorary chair, The First Lady of Washington, Ms. Trudi Inslee.Hole sponsorships are available, as well as in kind & donation opportunities for sponsoring. If you just want to play, there is room for you too! Contact Nicole Pate of Expressions Of You Weddings & Events for more information, 360-791-2654 or [email protected] Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
Photos by Patrick Olivero MIDDLETOWN – Seashells are a quintessential part of the Jersey Shore life, but have you ever stopped to wonder where they come from? Monmouth County Parks System senior park naturalist Joe Reynolds shared his knowledge of mollusks and their importance to the ecosystem at the Bayshore Waterfront Activity Center in Port Monmouth Sunday. On that frigid afternoon, beach lovers were encouraged to bring their collection of seashells in for the park naturalist to identify or browse the seashell collections on display. With each shell, the park naturalist explained a bit of what life is like for these small but critical creatures.
View comments FEU makes surprise run to Street Dance crown Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “We need our sixth man, our fans, to supply us some much-needed energy. Hopefully, with their support, we’ll be able to catch our breath for a moment and put a better performance together,” he said after the 102-91 San Miguel win in Game 1 last Friday.The barangay did provide the backup, with Helterbrand joining the capacity crowd which came to the Big Dome.Buoyed by the crowd, Ginebra took a 55-42 lead at the half as of posting time.Prince Caperal is already riding on a new career-high 17 points with five rebounds in the first half, while Japeth Aguilar has 14 markers, five assists, and three rebounds.“So far so good,” Helterbrand observed. “We just got to maintain it. Our defense on June Mar (Fajardo) has been pretty good. We got to keep up the energy the whole game and guard their shooters.”ADVERTISEMENT The six-time PBA champion watched his old team for the first time since he hung up his sneakers for good, hoping to provide the Gin Kings a much-needed lift against the powerhouse Beermen.“This is the first game I watched since I retired,” Helterbrand shared. “Honestly, I miss the environment, I miss the intensity, and I miss hearing the fans chanting Ginebra. I’m enjoying it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHelterbrand formally announced his retirement after the Gin Kings won the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup in six games against Meralco last October.Cone implored the Ginebra fans to come to the venue and aid his side in its quest to equalize the best-of-seven series. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jayjay Helterbrand. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt seems like coach Tim Cone’s pleas to the barangay has been answered.Jayjay Helterbrand was one with the troves of Gin Kings faithfuls who trooped to the Smart Araneta Coliseum for Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series between Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel Beer on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
As a team, Los Osos (18-11) shot 54 percent from the field – including 42 percent from 3-point range – to give the Baseline League its first victory of the postseason. Three league teams were swept out of the playoffs in Wednesday’s wild-card round. “Our goal was to have fun, because when we go out and have fun, we can’t be stopped,” Richard said. “I feel like we’re on a mission, like we’re going to really go far in this tournament.” Los Osos, the No. 15 seed, will advance to play either wild-card entry Beverly Hills or No. 1 seed Redondo Union on Tuesday at a yet-to-be-determined site. Diamond Bar (16-12) won’t get that chance. After finishing third in the Sierra League, the Brahmas entered the postseason hoping to pull an upset or two and see where it got them. “If we can get our bigs involved in the game by giving them touches, it opens everything else up for us,” Smith said. Six-foot-9 seniors Jordan Richard and Cameron Khoury combined for 29 points and 27 rebounds to dominate the inside game and Mide Osifeso scored a game-high 20 points mostly on the strength of his outside shooting. “We were our own worst enemies at times,” coach J.T. Cameron said. “We couldn’t get our of our own way.” The Brahmas aimed to stop Los Osos from getting dribble penetration, and found occasional success. But even when they played good defense, an untimely turnover seemed to doom their efforts. Trailing by 11 at the half and by 20 just seconds into the fourth quarter, Diamond Bar still felt it had a chance until leading scorer Victor Lee got his fifth foul with 5:06 remaining. Lee led the Brahmas with 19 points, with Elijah York (17 points) and Alan Jones (16) also reaching double digits. DIVISION I-A Chino Hills 76, Riverside J.W. North 62 Cory Harkey scored 27 points with 13 rebounds as Chino Hills proved to be the better Huskies (22-6) against visiting J.W. North. Nick Turner scored 24 points for Chino Hills, which advances to the second round for the second year in a row. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RANCHO CUCAMONGA – It’s been a continuing theme for coach David Smith and the Los Osos boys basketball team: if the Grizzlies’ big men play big, they’re a tough team to beat. Los Osos got one of those big performances on Thursday night, and it resulted in a 74-64 victory against visiting Diamond Bar in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs.
Here are four diseases that weaken leaders and damage their ability to produce results through others.Inability to Control Your Own State: If you want to prove that you have no real power, lose your temper and fly off the handle. An inability to control your own state is a sign of weakness, not power. The greater your ability to control your own state, especially when you are under pressure, the more powerful you are.Controlling your own state makes you a more compelling, more powerful leader.Inability to Exercise Patience and Tolerance: Losing your patience and demonstrating your intolerance over things that get under your skin is a sign of weakness. A leader holds people to a standard, but the real craft of leading is in how the leader upholds their standard.Patience and tolerance when dealing with people challenges demonstrates a type of caring that makes you easy to follow.Inability to Use Persuasion Over Force: The use of force, or formal authority, is the least effective tool in the leader’s toolbox (even though it is sometimes necessary). Great leaders infuse work with meaning, mission, and values. They use persuasion over force, building their case for a certain outcome, a certain set of behaviors.Inability to Be Compassionate: It’s okay to be a driver. It’s quite necessary that you hold people accountable as a leader. But your hard-charging drive needs to be matched by an equal measure of compassion. People are not a means to an end. They are the end.None of this means you compromise your standard. None of this means you are soft when it comes to protecting what matters. All of these ideas mean that you put people first, that you build them up instead of tearing them down, and that you live the values you want to instill in those you lead.QuestionsHow do you control your own state when you are under pressure? What do you do when you aren’t controlling your state?What do you do to exercise patience when your patience is tested?What causes you to resort to force, or formal, organizational chart authority, over persuasion?Would people use the word compassionate to describe you, even though you are a hard-charging driver? Or would they use some other word?