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Dr. Larry Barton: Crisis Leadership Now

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Dr. Larry Barton: Crisis Leadership Now

Join me Nov 5/20, as I talk to internationally recognized Crisis Management expert, trainer, and author Dr. Larry Barton. We chat about his thoughts and ideas behind his book ‘Crisis Leadership Now’.

What makes a crisis a crisis, the ‘Big 3’, and who is best suited to be an organization’s Crisis Leader.

Don’t miss it!

 

The War With Grandpa * Wonderful Family Comedy with Great Cast, Pranks, and Surprises

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The War With Grandpa * Wonderful Family Comedy with Great Cast, Pranks, and Surprises 

Sixth-grader Peter (Oakes Fegley) is pretty much your average kid-he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) moves in with Peter’s family, the boy is forced to give up his most prized possession of all, his bedroom. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won’t go without a fight. Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war with side-splitting consequences.

Based on the award-winning book by Robert Kimmel Smith, The War with Grandpa is a hilarious family comedy featuring an all-star supporting cast: Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, Laura Marano and Jane Seymour.

KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Jude A. comments, “Grab your popcorn and sit down for a wild ride because we are talking about the new hit family movie, The War with Grandpa! The War with Grandpa shows off unexpected pranks and comedic scenes, and also displays fantastic character development and a hilarious plot.” Katherine S. adds, “This film is based on the best-selling book, The War With Grandpa, by Robert Kimmel Smith. Thanks to Tre Peart, the executive producer, this movie was made.  When Tre was in the third grade, he came across the book and suggested to his parents that they should make a movie about it. And here it is!” Sara G. wraps it up with, “I thought this would be a good comedy, but it turned out to be even funnier than I thought it would be. At times like these, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we need more movies like this that are enjoyable, funny and interesting.” See their full reviews below.

The War with Grandpa

By Jude A., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14

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Grab your popcorn and sit down for a wild ride because we are talking about the new hit family movie, The War with Grandpa! The War with Grandpa shows off unexpected pranks and comedic scenes, and also displays fantastic character development and a hilarious plot. The film provides an amazing cast you just can’t get enough of, and many life lessons/morals presented in unconventional ways. This movie is silly in all the right kinds of ways; however, some dialogue seems a little too immature and completely unnecessary.The movie starts off by introducing the Decker family, a somewhat crazy family with a daughter who wants to see her boyfriend, a little girl who wants to celebrate Christmas in September, and a middle school boy named Peter (Oakes Fegley) who loves his shoes! When their Grandpa (Robert De Niro) starts to not be able to care for himself, he is forced to move in with his family. There is one problem— he has to take Peter’s room, and Peter is not happy about it. Peter thinks there is only one solution to get his room back…. WAR! Peter and his Grandpa start the ultimate prank battle. You will never see the end coming!

 

When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I was confused. I have such a high standard for Robert De Niro because of all the amazing movies he is in, like Taxi Driver and The Irishman. I initially thought The War with Grandpa would waste talent like his, but I was very wrong. Robert De Niro in this film is outstanding, and it was a breath of fresh air from all the extremely serious movies he has done before. Roe Baker did an outstanding job casting everyone in this movie.The War with Grandpa really does provide many lessons and morals in unconventional ways. Under all the pranks and silly jokes, this film teaches you that even when you don’t want to give up something up you love, think about who it could help if you did. The War with Grandpa is rated PG, for some rude humor and mild language.

As Peter declared war on his Grandpa, I declare a rating for The War with Grandpa of 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend The War with Grandpa for ages 8 to 12. You can find The War with Grandpa in theaters on October 9, 2020.

 

The War With Grandpa

By Katherine S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12

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The War With Grandpa is the perfect film for the whole family! It is funny, has great actors and delivers a feel-good message to all of us.This movie is about a boy named Peter (Oakes Fegley) who is your average sixth grader. But, that all changes when his Grandpa Ed (Robert De Niro) moves in with his family. Neither Grandpa Ed nor Peter like the new living arrangement, because grandpa loses some of his independence and Peter loses his bedroom.  A secret “prank war” ensues as Grandpa Ed and Peter try to outdo each other until someone gives up.

 

This film is based on the best-selling book, The War With Grandpa, by Robert Kimmel Smith. Thanks to Tre Peart, the executive producer, this movie was made.  When Tre was in the third grade, he came across the book and suggested to his parents that they should make a movie about it. And here it is! The script is hysterical and takes many lines directly from the book. Also, the amazing cast includes Robert De Niro (Grandpa Ed), who plays a terrific, immature, but loving father and grandfather. Uma Thurman plays a stern, but wonderfully caring mother (Sally), and Oakes Fegley plays Peter, an excellent prankster protagonist. The supporting cast consists of terrific A-list talent including Rob Riggle, playing a “cool dad.”  Christopher Walken and Cheech Marin team up with Grandpa Ed to make him even more immature.  My favorite part of the movie is all the creative ways Peter and Grandpa Ed find to prank each other, and sometimes other members of the family (sorry Sally).

The messages of the movie are about the importance of communication within a family and respecting your elders. Also – trampoline dodgeball solves everything.

I give The War with Grandpa 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 7 to 13. Adults will also enjoy this movie. This movie is scheduled to come out in theaters on October 9, 2020.

 

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By Sara G., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10
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I just love The War With Grandpa with all the great actors like Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman and others that take it to another level of comedy.  I thought this would be a good comedy, but it turned out to be even funnier than I thought it would be. At times like these, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we need more movies like this that are enjoyable, funny and interesting.

The storyline is about a war between Peter (Oakes Fegley) and his grandpa (Robert De Niro). Peter and his grandpa had a really close friendship, but it is tested when grandpa moves into Peter’s bedroom.  Peter is forced out of his comfy bedroom into the attic, which gives Peter enough of a reason to start a prank war with grandpa. Their pranks are so funny; they had me laughing at the edge of my seat. And the fun part is that Peter’s parents had absolutely no idea this war was going on. I can’t even get started on Peter’s little sister, Jenny (Poppy Gagnon) who is so sweet. She is always so nice to her grandpa. You could say that Jenny is the “Queen of Christmas” because she always wears Christmas shirts and her whole side of the room looks like a Christmas factory.

This film is absolutely amazing. It is definitely a fun family film. Robert  De Niro, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle make up an impressive cast. The camera work is wonderful and I love the settings.

The primary message of this film is that fighting is never the answer to anything, because you can get yourself hurt or hurt other people. Another massage to not be so attached to your things and learn to share, especially with your grandpa.

I rate this film 5 out of 5 stars and I recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. It releases in theaters October 9, 2020 so look for it. Reviewed by Sara G., KIDS FIRST!, age 10

For more information or to find a list of theaters visit: www.WarWithGrandpa.com

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Water & Oral Cavity Immunity Strength Protection With Dr. David T.W. Wong On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

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Water & Oral Cavity Immunity Strength Protection With Dr. David T.W. Wong On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

Water Immunity Strength Protection for the Organ of the Eye on Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® FDA Approved Trade Secret pH-Balanced Water Sponsors Power of Water® Water Life Science® Sharon Kleyne VoiceAmerica.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125933/saliva-diagnostics

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Water is the ultimate immunity strength protection for the body.

Global Health Olympics™ founder Sharon Kleyne has been teaching this important new technology fact and its wide-ranging implications for health hygiene for more than thirty years, and for the last thirteen years as host of the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes. “Water is the breath of life,” says Kleyne. “It boosts the body’s immunity strength and protection.”

Dr. David T.W. Wong, DMD, DMSC, Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research Center at UCLA, appeared as Kleyne’s special guest on Monday, September 28th.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/sharon-kleyne-hour

On the program, Wong revealed that his laboratory had three research focuses in head and neck cancer research: Discoveries, Pathogenesis and a Translational portfolio of oral fluid-based molecular diagnostics.

Wong’s laboratory is spearheading the use of genome-wide and proteome-wide high-throughput technologies to harness the diagnostic and biological determinants pertaining to the pathogenesis of oral/head and neck cancer. Meanwhile, Wong and his colleagues have studied the oral cavity and saliva transmission of the COVID-19 virus. On Kleyne’s show, Wong taught the listening audience the facts about virus transmission via saliva, or spit, and how wearing a mask greatly reduces the odds that one will transmit or receive the Coronavirus.

Kleyne wants much better oral cavity education and mask-wearing. “Masking up in public isn’t debatable,” says Kleyne. “Everyone needs to mask up to protect others. It’s a responsibility we all have to children, to elders, to those we love and those we don’t even know. “Spit is a major carrier and transmitter of Coronavirus,” declares Kleyne, “and we need to learn everything we can about it. If we do, we won’t have any confusion about the need to wear masks in public. Wearing a mask is the commonsense, responsible thing to do.” Coronavirus has now killed more than 210,000 people in the United States.

Kleyne also wants better education for the organ of the eye. “The organ of the eye is so vulnerable,” says Kleyne, “and is therefore threatened by the virus. Water’s immunity strength protection can supplement and replenish the eye that is always naturally evaporating.

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LISTEN to the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantel protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with producer and host Sharon Kleyne and program director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV. This program features Dr. David T.W. Wong, DMD, DMSC .

Follow this link:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125933/saliva-diagnostics

Some recent Sharon Kleyne talk radio programs feature:

Nancy Masiello & Kevin Kearns https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/126115/common-sense-lessons-for-parents-and-children-getting-through-covid

Nancy Yonally Coleman & James Derick https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125837/be-safe-strategies-for-you-and-your-families-to-go-back-to-school-and-work-safely-during-covid

Dr. David Clarke https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

Philip Paden, M.D. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125579/encore-immunity-protector-with-natures-tears-eyemist

If you would like to watch a brief, entertaining educational film that demonstrates the application of the new Dry Eye Solution® technology Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, sponsor of Sharon Kleyne’s talk radio program, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gOr8TB45U

Coronavirus Attacks Organ Of The Eye Immunity Strength Warns Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

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Coronavirus Attacks Organ Of The Eye Immunity Strength Warns Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Immunity Strength Protection for Organ of the Eye Says Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® 100% FDA Approved Trade Secret pH-Balanced Water Sponsors Power of Water® Water Life Science® Sharon Kleyne VoiceAmerica.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/126115/common-sense-lessons-for-parents-and-children-getting-through-covid

Global Health Olympics™ lifestyle founder Sharon Kleyne wants all kids back in school now, but not before they are educated about the vulnerability of the organ of the eye. “The immunity strength of the organ of the eye is threatened all through the day by Coronavirus,” says Kleyne, who for thirteen years has educated listeners every week about new water research, evaporation and new water technology for hygiene habits on her globally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally 100% FDA approved pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes.

“The tear film of the organ of the eye is 99% water,” says Kleyne, “and it is constantly evaporating. This evaporation process begins at birth and continues until death. For optimum health, one needs to supplement the organ of the eye, replenishing moisture lost by evaporation with FDA approved 100% pure water free of chemicals and additives.”

Philip Paden, M.D., says “Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® returns the tear film to its normal osmolarity and thickness. Not a single dry eye product on the planet, other than Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, restores the tear film.”

Kleyne, founder of the research center Bio Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, teaches that a healthy, hydrated eye stands a better chance of fighting off the invading Coronavirus pathogens, which fly through the atmosphere in minute particles of spit.

That is why Kleyne also teaches MAGA—Masks Are Great Again—to protect oneself and others from potentially contaminated spit, or saliva. “Everyone spews spit,” says Kleyne, and many do not realize that they are carriers. One carrier can literally infect hundreds of people. Masking up makes common sense in public, and it is a commonsense step in protecting the organ of the eye.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is applied to the eye as a patented micron-size mist that is designed for maximum absorption via a personal, portable handheld humidifier. “Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® supplements the eye organ,” says Kleyne, “replenishing it with moisture lost to evaporation.”

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LISTEN to the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, 100% FDA approved pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with producer and host Sharon Kleyne and program director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV. This thirteen-year-old program features scientists, researchers, physicians, ophthalmologists and authors from around the world discussing new water technology, water vapor evaporation and health hygiene education and practices. This program features Nancy Masiello and Kevin Kearns.

Follow this link:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/126115/common-sense-lessons-for-parents-and-children-getting-through-covid

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Some recent Sharon Kleyne talk radio programs feature:

Dr. David T. W. Wong, DMD, DMSC. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125933/saliva-diagnostics

Nancy Yonally Coleman & James Derick https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125837/be-safe-strategies-for-you-and-your-families-to-go-back-to-school-and-work-safely-during-covid

Dr. David Clarke https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

Philip Paden, M.D. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125579/encore-immunity-protector-with-natures-tears-eyemist

If you would like to watch a brief, entertaining educational film that demonstrates the application of the new Dry Eye Solution® technology Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, sponsor of Sharon Kleyne’s talk radio program, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gOr8TB45U

Nancy Masiello Teaches Children’s Special Needs & Behavioral Education On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

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Nancy Masiello Teaches Children’s Special Needs & Behavioral Education On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

International Fitness Coach Kevin Kearns Introduces Educator Nancy Masiello on Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Trade Secret pH-Balanced Water Sponsors Power of Water® Water Life Science® Sharon Kleyne VoiceAmerica.

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Sharon Kleyne, inventor of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, the product that is 100 percent Trade Secret, naturally pH balanced pure water with acid mantle protection for the organ of the eye, will welcome Nancy Masiello, who teaches special needs of children and behavioral education to her weekly internationally syndicated talk radio program on October 5th, 2020. https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/sharon-kleyne-hour.

Masiello, with 30 years of experience in the field of special needs for children and behavioral education for young children, will be introduced by international fitness coach Kevin Kearns of Boston, Massachusetts. Kearns, Masiello and Kleyne believe that America must return to school and get back to work before the economy completely crashes and children become too depressed and anti-social.

“We have to get people back to work,” says Kleyne. “People are losing their homes, their jobs, their cares and their sanity,” Kleyne warns. “Children need to get back to school,” Kleyne continues. “The longer they stay at home, the worse their depression and anxiety grow. Families need to restore their kitchen tables, which have suffered so much during this Coronavirus pandemic.”

Kevin Kearns, the founder and CEO of Burn with Kearns and Kids Growing Up Strong, has been involved ith the fitness industry for 25 years and has been a frequent Kleyne talk radio guest. In 2013, Kearns was named an All-Star Conference Presenter for IDEA, the world largest association for fitness and wellness professionals.

Kleyne is looking forward to a lively educational conversation about new technology health hygiene practices that will get people safely back to school and work again. “We need to teach MAGA—Masks Are Great Again—”says Kleyne. Kleyne, inventor of the Global Health Olympics lifestyle, teaches that everyone everywhere should mask up in public to ensure the safety of themselves and others. “Masks contain the spit,” says Kleyne, “which can convey the virus and infect the oral and nasal cavities of others. The eyes can also be attacked.”

Kleyne, Kearns and Masiello will also educate listeners in the need to wash the hands and face regularly and practice social distancing. “The best way to beat this pandemic,” says Kleyne, “is to adhere to the guidelines set out by the CDC and other scientific organizations. It’s just common sense. We need to step up and be more responsible about our own health and the health of others.”

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LISTEN to the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantel protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with producer and host Sharon Kleyne and program director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV. This thirteen-year-old program features scientists, researchers, physicians, ophthalmologists and authors from around the world discussing new water technology, water vapor evaporation and health hygiene education and practices.

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Some recent Sharon Kleyne talk radio programs feature:

Dr. David T. W. Wong, DMD, DMSC. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125933/saliva-diagnostics

Nancy Yonally & James Derick https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125837/be-safe-strategies-for-you-and-your-families-to-go-back-to-school-and-work-safely-during-covid

Dr. David Clarke https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

Philip Paden, M.D. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125579/encore-immunity-protector-with-natures-tears-eyemist

If you would like to watch a brief, entertaining educational film that demonstrates the application of the new Dry Eye Solution® technology Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, sponsor of Sharon Kleyne’s talk radio program, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gOr8TB45U

Dr. David T.W. Wong Shares Saliva Diagnosis Breakthrough On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

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Dr. David T.W. Wong Shares Saliva Diagnosis Breakthrough On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

Global Health Olympics™ Founder Sharon Kleyne Teaches Importance of Mask & Water for Immunity Strength Protection. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Trade Secret pH-Balanced Water Sponsors Power of Water® Water Life Science® Sharon Kleyne VoiceAmerica.

Guest: currently chair of the NCI Liquid Biopsy Consortium and chartered member and co-chair of the NIH CSR Cancer Biomarker Study Section (CBSS).

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125933/saliva-diagnostics

Dr. David T.W. Wong, DMD, DMSC, Felix & Mildred Yip Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research Center at UCLA, has studied how saliva can be tested to find a host of pathogens that may be attacking the body, including the COVID-19 virus.

Sharon Kleyne, internationally respected water technology researcher and host of the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes, has been teaching every week that spit is a primary carrier of sickness and disease. “That is why we all must mask up for safety,” says Kleyne. “Every time you open your mouth,” says Kleyne, “more than 3,000 particles of mostly invisible spit fly into the atmosphere and can penetrate the oral and nasal cavities, as well as the organ of the eye, infecting others with viruses and disease.” Kleyne insists that it is common sense to wear a mask to protect oneself and others, too.

Wong, also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), Fellow of AADR, past member of the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs and past president of American Association of Dental Research (AADR), teaches that people don’t really know how much saliva they produce each day. Did you know it’s enough to fill a soda can? “The oral cavity is part of the body,” Wong says. “It communicates with the environment. Saliva is essential to every function such as mastication, speech and each body function.”

Wong, who has long focused on cancer research and diagnostics from saliva, reveals there are three major saliva glands that collectively produce 600 millimeters of saliva on a daily basis. Saliva assists in digestion of food, aids capability of speech, and wards off pathogens. People with autoimmune problems don’t produce saliva; people exposed with radiation in the head and neck make less saliva.

Wong shares that “the long-term goal is that in about three months a drop of saliva could concurrently and simultaneously evaluate if someone is infected with a virus as well as test immunity”.

“That is a major breakthrough,” says Kleyne. “People are so impatient with the testing during this pandemic. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to the hygiene of the mouth.” Kleyne also wants dentists to educate patients about the oral cavity and its connection to the body’s immunity strength and weaknesses. Kleyne also wants people to brush the tongue every day. “Pathogens can thrive on the tongue,” says Kleyne.

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LISTEN to the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantel protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with producer and host Sharon Kleyne and program director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV. This thirteen-year-old program features scientists, researchers, physicians, ophthalmologists and authors from around the world discussing new water technology, water vapor evaporation and health hygiene education and practices. This program features Dr. David T. W. Wong, DMD, DMSC.

Follow this link:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125933/saliva-diagnostics

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Some recent Sharon Kleyne talk radio programs feature:

Nancy Yonally Coleman & James Derick https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125837/be-safe-strategies-for-you-and-your-families-to-go-back-to-school-and-work-safely-during-covid

Dr. David Clarke https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

Philip Paden, M.D. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125579/encore-immunity-protector-with-natures-tears-eyemist

Kevin Kearns & Ken Baum https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125437/mental-strategies-how-to-cope-with-covid-and-transfer-your-life

Nancy Yonally Coleman https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125328/drug-addiction-and-its-impact-on-immune-system-and-mental-health-during-the-pandemic

If you would like to watch a brief, entertaining educational film that demonstrates the application of the new Dry Eye Solution® technology Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, sponsor of Sharon Kleyne’s talk radio program, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gOr8TB45U

Save on Your Income Taxes Now and Moving Forward with the Tax Answers Advisor

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Learn how you can take a proactive approach with your taxes and increase your cash flow. The Tax Answers Advisor with host Marcelino Dodge airs Wednesdays at 3pm Pacific time on the Voice America Business channel.

What can I do to pay less tax and maximize my cash flow? Starting October 7th The Tax Answers Advisor with host Marcelino Dodge can help you do both. From this very first program, Marcelino Dodge will provide easy to understand tax and financial information. Myths in tax preparation will be exposed. You will learn how tax is just a general term and that there are various types of taxes that everyone pays. The importance of tax planning will be covered with the emphasis on taking a year around approach. All are in invited to jump in the saddle and join the ride as Marcelino Dodge navigates the complicated waters of income taxes to help you reach your individual and business goals.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/3986

Leadership: It’s a Matter of Trust

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Leadership: It’s a Matter of Trust

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This blog is provided by Deke Copenhaver, consultant, author and former mayor of Augusta, Georgia.  It is a companion to his interview on Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future titled The Art of Building Better Leaders that aired on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020.

 

During my adult life I’ve been blessed to serve in many leadership roles and to have been mentored by people I consider to be great leaders. Today I still consider myself a work in progress and an ongoing student of leadership. Through the years I’ve developed some definite ideas of what good leadership does and doesn’t look like. Foremost among these is that for anyone to be a great leader people must be willing to follow your lead without being coerced to do so. Simply put in any leadership position long-term success depends on having a servant’s mentality and developing fundamental bonds of trust with those you serve.

In 2005 at the age of 37 I made the lifechanging decision to run for mayor of Augusta, Georgia. Having no political experience, I was told early on by a group of local business leaders that I shouldn’t run because I hadn’t paid my dues. I reminded them that I had run a small business and a nonprofit as well as chaired several boards. When I told them I thought my experience in leadership positions made me the most qualified candidate this argument was simply brushed aside. Fortunately, I didn’t listen to conventional wisdom and, in a campaign primarily run by a group of energetic twenty and thirty somethings who were political novices as well, I ultimately won the election. I then went on to win two more which allowed me to help lead Augusta as a public servant for nine years.

I stress the words public servant because that was what I was focused on being. I was raised by a father who had served as a B-17 bomber pilot in World War II who instilled in me the values of duty, honor, integrity and service above self. These values remained at the forefront of my mind throughout my time in office. From the outset I set about winning the public trust by treating all of my elected colleagues and the citizens I served with dignity and respect. I made no promises I couldn’t keep and never viewed myself as being above those I served.

Through diligently pursuing this approach I was able to work with a governing body which had a reputation for being racially divided. My colleagues didn’t always like my decisions, but they trusted and respected me, so they were willing to work with me. Working together we were able to complete multiple major municipal building projects while at the same time creating thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in our local economy.  Although building trusting relationships took a great deal of time and effort it ultimately served the greater good to the benefit of our local citizenry as a whole.

My season in office taught me many more leadership lessons in the crucible of public life. I realized early on that no title makes you a leader.  Although winning an election or being promoted to the C Suite may confer on you a title with more individual power and prestige it doesn’t confer on you the mantle of leadership.  A title is given and fleeting while becoming a trusted leader is earned and has lasting impact.

I also came to understand it’s more important for a leader to know what they don’t know than what they do know and to surround yourself with good people who make up for your own shortcomings. Being elected mayor didn’t teach me to run a city of 200,000 people. In my decision-making process I had to learn to rely on the input of a team of talented professionals who I came to trust through the years. Listening to and trusting the team around me allowed me to make well informed decisions based on professional input and not political whim.

One final lesson I learned is perhaps the most important. Those in leadership positions who use fear and intimidation to achieve their desired outcomes significantly undermine trust in their leadership as opposed to building it. Realistically, this isn’t leadership at all but simply amounts to bullying. True leadership is about uniting those you serve around a common goal while making them feel secure, included and that their voices are being heard. In the end, leadership is not about seeking power but rather about seeking to empower those around you and for good leaders the only power that really matters is the power to inspire. You can trust me on that!

 

To become a more innovative leader, you can begin by taking our free leadership assessments and then enrolling in our online leadership development program.

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If we are present we can accept life as it is

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“When we accept life as it is, we can have more gratitude.”   (Daniel Gutierrez)

This phrase caused quite an animated discussion at the Catalina Retreat Center last weekend.   Here’s why:

I thought of it as being the other way around.   My perspective said: “When we have more gratitude, we can accept life as it is.”  This perspective is based on my understanding that a single thought completely and evenly fills the human consciousness and soul, regardless of whether that thought is large or small.  (Viktor Frankl)

Another thought leader at the retreat expressed the unwillingness to accept life as it is. To not accept the things she cannot change, but to change the things she cannot accept.  (Angela Davis)

The very popular and well known “serenity prayer” goes like this:  God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Interesting to me that the original (Reinhold Niebuhr) verse goes like this:  Father, give us courage to change what must be altered, serenity to accept what cannot be helped and the insight to know the one from the other.

My Dad used to say “No matter where you go, there you are”  (Confucius) I realized at some point that Dad wasn’t just trying to be funny, and that what he, and I reckon, Conficius, were really saying was something like “Where you are is where you really are. Not where you would have been if you had made a different decision, or if someone else had behaved differently. By understanding this, I’ve since come to understand that when we can accept the perfection of where we are, we open up limitless possibilities for the future.

After Daniel’s Catalina Retreat I was talking about the ideas with Sherry and she reminded me of the idea she calls Radical Acceptance.   “Acceptance is just the starting line”  she said (Sherry Johnson)

You know, I’m always asking the question “What if it were possible…?”   And here, I reckon there are two things needed to get everyone on the same wavelength. First, the understanding that we cannot change the past.  Second, an understanding that acceptance is not the same thing as affirmation.

In the end, I have to agree with Daniel’s premise that “When we accept life as it is, we can have more gratitude.”   And I still can believe that “When we have more gratitude, we can accept life as it is”.   What if it were possible that gratitude and acceptance are a cycle?   What if it were possible to have the wisdom to accept that we cannot change the past, and to have the wisdom to know that with courage we can change the things we do not affirm.

On your marks, get set, GO!

As a bonus, here is the meditation from Daniel that got it all started!  (3 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKzDRHHBHZM&feature=youtu.be

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