Did you grow up with a dog around when you were young?
What type of experience did you have with a dog when you were young? The question brings us all the way to today. How do you feel around a dog you do not know when you meet one today?
The point is that if your experiences with a dog or dogs when you were younger was positive and you played with your dog, jumped on the them, snuggled with them, etc. – it is highly likely you still carry with you a very positive attitude and feel good about meeting any dog for the first time. However, if your experiences with dogs were either not positive or if they were minimal at best – you might carry a great fear of meeting a dog for the first time.
This brings up the topic of CCV.
Common Sense – Courtesy – Values.
Where did you learn these?
How are you today on each of these items?
These are three areas where somehow, someway, things are going off the rails in this country.
Take a moment and seriously consider adding a comment into the comments section of this article – where did you learn your CCV and when?
I know as a youngster the people who played professional sports were some of my heroes. The others who really inspired me were elected officials and other prominent figures. My recollection of being riveted to speeches by JFK, MLK and Bobby Kennedy. Then the utter and senseless killing of each of them. The stories we now hear about them today, maybe they are true who knows, these still do not taint my memory of their live speeches.
Now where does a young person find someone to look up to?
Many professional athletes earn CEO pay. Some of them have never read a book. Others are absolutely brilliant. I think of Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson who continue to make a great impact on people who are less fortunate. Then we look at the elected officials today or business people and you wonder who would a young person really look up to and respect? One day We Work is about to be a shining poster child ready to roll out it’s IPO. Blessed by the Smartest Guys In The Room from JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and many others. Then poof! Someone actually looked at the numbers!
If we are all going to accept the fact that the bar for just average has been reset to a lower level – one answer is to make everything – every single thing more clear – more simple – in layman’s terms – or should I say – regular people language.
Here are a couple of thoughts directed at my promise to offer solutions not just point out problems.
- All items to be voted upon in the Congress or the Senate must have only the one item and any directly items – no more than three – in the bill. The write up of the document to be voted on is capped at ten pages – 8 1/2 X 11 or letter size on the PC – 12 font single spaced Times Roman. This will remove all of the favors and negotiated items to obtain votes. Vote on the measure at hand and only the measure (bill) at hand.
- If you are going to call a witness in to testify in front of a committee about a subject and you are going to give each person five minutes total including the person who is the witness, the question must be asked in the first 30 seconds and then time for a response has to be allocated as well. In seeing the Mark Zuckerberg grilling the other day, across the board there were people who never even asked a question of him. They just rambled on and on for their five minutes.
This makes no sense!
You asked them to appear and they volunteer to comply and then you don’t give them time to answer a question or you do not even ask a question? How do any of you continue to have a paying job?
Consider that none of this is about one party or another party.
It is the lack of CCV. Common Sense – Courtesy – Values
What are your thoughts – is it even possible to bring these back into out culture?
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their business. Are you interested in having Mitch speak at your company or event – click here.