You have a platform – how do you use it?

“In Paris, in London, in Berlin, at every single corner of the world, human life…”
“…same planet, same stupid…”
“I bet the only fighting you have ever done is an egg to a spatula…”
“Just paying those who protect us at home and abroad the same respect …”
“It’s hard to swallow never mind digest many of the comments…”

Raw Emotions… Strong Reactions….
These are just a few excerpts from the comments I’ve read today on Social Media.
Real, heart-felt commentaries about current developments in different regions of the world.
People feel strongly, one way or another. Some use harsh words. Others use words not suitable for printing…

Real conversations
I often hear from my friends, “Please don’t hold back, Mariana, do tell us how you really feel!”
Sometime they say it with an amused smile. Other times with a grimace.
(The good news: they are still my friends.)
Saying the truth, having a real conversation does not need to resort to insults. Or disrespect.

Yes, we do face real, difficult problems throughout the world.
To find solutions it’s going to take discipline. Focus.
Smart leadership.
All of us doing our part, however big or small.

What do we have in common?
The focus needs to be on what we have in common, what we want:
A safe environment. Good working conditions. To contribute to the best of our abilities.

Reminding ourselves of our common goals it’s a step in the right direction.
Next is the realization that we need to work together if we want to reach these goals.
To succeed we need to join efforts. Together we are stronger.

Smart leadership
Leadership starts at the personal level. Get involved. Do your part.
Be a strong, smart leader. Use words to unite not divide.
Use your platform to bring people together. To find solutions.

It’s our world!

As of this writing, there is no space shuttle to take us
to another planet (that I know of anyway : )

This is our home.
It’s up to us to keep it clean.
And safe.
For ourselves.
And for future generations.


/Comments/in Leadership,Management/by Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

Mariana worked on both, the east and the west coast.
Big or small, each project she worked on helped define the importance of gaining and sustaining a competitive edge in an increasingly complex business environment.

Business know-how, love of teaching and writing – all combined in 2006 to form OBI.
Its mission: to make learning fun! And easy.

Through its training, consulting, and publications OBI builds bridges of knowledge to take you from where you are to
where you want to go. Using a mix of serious, informal, analytical, and optimistic approach, OBI truly makes learning fun.

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