Personal Leadership Philosophy Well it’s definitely been a very interesting class, and I have learned much about leadership. As always I believe the best teacher is experience, so that will ultimately be the true test as to what I have learned. For the record, I will be referencing the bible for the majority of my paper because in the words of the late apostle Paul who was quoted as saying, “To live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippines 1:21). You know my background and some of what my faith has brought me through in life, so I am eternally grateful, and I am indebted to God for saving my life! All though far from perfection, and at times I am a terrible example for Christ, but nevertheless I feel compelled at the very least to be unashamed of the Gospels, and to profess Christ wherever I go. It is a small price to pay for such a big debt paid! I believe Christ was the best example of a leader because He was perfect in all ways, so therefore, it only makes sense to mimic the lifestyle of the One who was the very best. I’d like to mention that it seems that many of the great leaders incorporated faith into their lives one way or the other. The way that we get a glimpse of the type of model life that Christ lead is through the Holy Scriptures. Now that I’ve gave an adequate explanation as to my thinking, I will answer the questions that you ask of me to the best of my ability. For an overseer, as God's steward, he must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it (Titus 1:7-14). This is the definition of an effective leader. As to my definition of a good leader in lay mans terms, I try to live according to the Bile, but I fall short daily. It’s tough to walk upright in a fallen world without the help of the Good Lord. I would say that my definition of a good leader has these qualities: honesty, integrity, perseverance, discipline, leads by example, and is a good communicator. My definition of a good role model is quite similar to my definition of an effective leader and my definition of a leader period. I believe in order to be one you must be the other. For example a leader must also be a role model and vise-versa. Because if you are leading, everyone looks to you for guidance, and if you’re not walking the straight line, it gives others the excuse to stray from the path. Humans love excuses, and were quite proficient in justification. It’s an inherited trait of our sinful nature. Essentially, when it comes right down to the nitty-gritty the quality one must possess in order to be a good leader is a servant’s heart. That’s the bottom line! That’s what Christ was, and that’s the attitude I think a leader, role model should have, “The greatest among you shall be your servant” (Matthew 23:11). Of course all of this would be impossible without love. Love is the glue that holds this mess of a world together. We know love because it says in the Bible “He first loved us this is how we know and are capable of love” (1 John 4:19). Here comes the fun part, critiquing myself. Just to let you know I’m a good salesman, but for the sake of integrity I’ll be as honest as possible, and I’ll try not to sell myself. Plus, just to let you know I’m my own worst enemy, and I am my own worst critic! With all that said let’s begin. What makes me a leader is the never say die attitude, there is nothing I won’t do to solve a problem, and
On the morning of March 20, 1995, the notorious cult Aum Shinrikyo (now called Aleph) released sarin, a deadly nerve gas in five trains of Tokyo's subway system. According to the world Health Organization "Sarin is 26 times more deadly than cyanide gas. Just a pinprick-sized drop will kill a human being" (World Health organization). That sarin attack by Aum Shinrikyo killed thirteen people, harmed fifty-four and affected many more. In reality, what Aum really succeeded in doing was destroying the…
March 18th, 2015
Cults and Counterculture
During the 1960’s, America was going through a drastic change in political participation,
religious involvement and traditional American values. Young Americans saw this as the
“Golden Age of Change”. The Civil rights movement was in full swing and had the support of
the white house while the idea of fighting a domestic issue, the War on Poverty seemed hopeful
to Americans. Unfortunately, the war in Vietnam took priority and sent the War on Poverty back…
(Linken, 2009, para.3). These ideas are pressured upon women of all ages through every source of media. Television, bill boards, newspaper, radio, magazines etc. are all guilty of applying such pressures to females.
Media is also guilty of creating a “cult of thinness” known as cutting girls down to size, infantilizing so grown women appear as children and objectifying women by turning them into objects, cutting out body parts and attaching them to objects in ads. It’s important to understand that the…
it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” –Dr. Seuss
Video Games ensnare the escapists, the lonely, and the introverted like a cult, which in turn becomes the scapegoat to society’s problems and ruining the family unit. I agree that several years ago the video game industry began designing them to keep a player locked in for several hours at a time. However, I believe that when…
The tragic event, known today as the Jonestown Massacre, was “the most deadly single non-natural disaster in U.S. history until September 11th, 2001” (Jenn Rosenberg). It was the work of one man, Jim Jones, which culminated in the senseless deaths of over 900 people, including one U.S. Congressman.
Who was this Jim Jones? Born May 13th, 1931, James Warren “Jim” Jones was from the small town of Crete, Indiana. Jim’s household was…
treated immediately severe respiratory distress may occur along with Shock, Meningitis, coma and death. Even with appropriate antibiotics most affected individuals will still die as the antibiotics kill the present bacteria but cannot contain the deadly toxins that have already been released into the bloodstream by the Anthrax bacteria (PubMed, 2011. MedicineNet.com, 2012) (Slide 8).
Cutaneous Anthrax can be treated with several common antibiotics such as penicillin, tetracycline, erythromycin…
voluntary militia, and ended up captured and put into solitary confinement. Once his ransom was rendered, he stepped out of the social life and into a life of prayer; surrendering himself to a life of total poverty. Towards the end of his life he had a cult following of over three thousand. It is safe to say that the people of the Middle East saw something special in his way of life. Lastly, the Muslims scholars were there to revive the interest in learning in the West, after the fall of the Roman Empire…
ere halted to a stop.
22. $* Renaissance A cultural and political revival movement that stressed importance of
literature and art. More realistic portrayals of people and nature became vital in
23. $*bubonic plague A deadly plague that spread across Europe and many other places
that killed a lot of people.
24. Vasco de Gama Portuguese explorer, first European to reach India by sea.
25. Francesco Petrarch Famous writer that took pride in his city and explored the glories…
28. What plant did the Lotus-eaters eat? (See how easy this class is?)
29. "Calypso" in Greek means ???? Remember I talked about the Apocalypse of John.
30. Which of the following words best characterizes Penelope, wife of Odysseus? a) deadly b) faithful c) heartless d) insane e) selfish.
31. Where did Penelope live?
32. Which of the following sins did Clytemnestra NOT commit? a) exiling her son Orestes b) killing Cassandra c) taking on a boyfriend even though married d) driving…
and long-term consequences for both wildlife and humans. To convey the grave danger that these substances represent, she introduces an analogy that will resurface over and over in Silent Spring: pesticides are like atomic radiation invisible, with deadly effects that often manifest themselves only after a long delay. Chapter three identifies a small handful of qualities that make the new pesticides so much more dangerous than their predecessors: 1) greater potency 2) slower decomposition and 3) a…