02/23/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:35 pm Tillis & Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Give Veterans Who Honorably Served Access To The American Legion
  • 4:01 pm Arraignment date for former Elizabethtown doctor and girlfriend rescheduled
  • 3:56 pm Letter to the Editor: Rebuttal to Sen. Thom Tillis’ Requests More Details From Administration On Offshore Drilling And Plans To Protect North Carolina
  • 2:33 pm State to hold last of two public meetings on draft Animal Feeding Operations General Permits
  • 2:03 pm Proposed legislation to make cell phone use while driving illegal in NC
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Thoughts While Shaving

Congratulations to Bladen County students at the State Beta Club convention.

Valentine’s Day is a week from Thursday.

Wonder what our churches will look like/be like 10 years, 15, 20 years from now?

Can you imagine meeting a driverless vehicle traveling 55 mph and all occupants in the back seat, maybe you have, already?

Was in a local store recently when I saw a young couple shoppin’ and the male had a pistol in a holster on his belt.  No doubt perfectly legal and I bet he knew all the do’s and don’ts about how to handle it, but I did not feel comfy.  Just me, I suppose.  I am not anti-weapon, just never felt a need to carry a weapon in public.  I know many of my friends who do, and that’s OK.  Different strokes for different folks.

President Trump is set to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress tonight.  I actually stopped watching years ago, I may click on for a short time to see a little of what is being said and the tone of the address.  Half will stand and applaud on most anything said by any President while the other half remains seated.  I have reached the point in my life where I do not like controversy…knowing full well that all do not agree on anything and I accept. Just one of many reasons I changed registration to unaffiliated probably 8 to 10 years ago.  Cantankerous old cuss in my later years.

I do respect the office of President and Congress and the folks who hold the positions…Reasonable people can and do disagree.

Leadership is a complex topic.  What does it mean to be a good speaker?  How do good leaders now when to lead and when to step back?  What is the difference between seeking power and being an effective leader?

Good communication skills are critical. Emotional intelligence is increasingly seen as a trait that is important for leadership.

Learn how to develop trust and cooperation within a team.

robert g hester
rgh4612@gmail.com
910-876-2322

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