Mark Lefko Shows Pasadena Leaders ‘How to Unlock the Power of Their Teams’

first_img More Cool Stuff 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Company News Briefs Mark Lefko Shows Pasadena Leaders ‘How to Unlock the Power of Their Teams’ By JOHN LAVITT Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 12:41 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Mark Lefko Leader’s Luncheon University Club. Photo credit John LavittHoward Raff (l) and Mark Lefko (r) Leader’s Luncheon University Club. Photo credit John LavittAt the latest installment of the ongoing Leader’s Luncheon series at the University Club in Pasadena, Conscious Leadership Connection CEO Mark Lefko gave an inspired presentation. Demonstrating with concrete examples how focusing on a value-based company culture can lead to success, Mark Lefko provided viable tools for the Pasadena business leaders. By fostering a business culture that focuses on values and principles, a company can find a true bearing and equilibrium in a fast-paced interconnected world.Presented by Board of Governors Member Howard Raff and President James Harwood of Total HR Management, James Lefko proved to be a strong addition to the ongoing series. Challenging the business leaders to express their own perspectives, Mark Lefko asked each of them to choose their own values and principles from a sheet he provided. From a list of over 60 options, the participants were asked to circle five. Considering the quality of the choices, it was not an easy task.Mark Lefko described his own perspective on such a choice when he said, “Respect is my highest value; honoring the choices that other people choose to make…. Identifying your values is the simple part. Owning those values and living them is the challenging part of the equation.”Once a business owner has identified their company values, the next step is to help your team understand and utilize those values in practice. The goal is to carry the values into a company’s brand messaging. By making such a transition, the success within can be translated beyond into greater profits and productivity.In the past, Mark Lefko has coached and mentored 100+ CEOs and Presidents, leading strategic planning retreats, corporate think tanks and industry roundtables. Given such a cornucopia of experience, combined with his accomplished corporate background, it was a huge plus for the University Club in Pasadena to have him present at the Leader’s Luncheon Series. Providing a wealth of resources, the University Club continues to be a valuable asset for the Pasadena community.About the AuthorGrowing up in New York City as a stutterer, John Lavitt embraced writing as a way to express himself when the words would not come. After graduating from Brown University, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with his mentor the late American poet Robert Lax. As a writer, John Lavitt’s published work includes several articles in Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes and poems in multiple poetry journals and compilations. Today, John Lavitt works at Open Interactive as the Director of Content Development. As a journalist, he is a Regular Contributor to The Fix where he writes investigative reports about the latest issues in the world of addiction and recovery. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Should Thomond Park’s naming rights be available for sale?

first_imgFacebook Previous articleWomen dancing in the limelightNext articleCouncil to begin taking over Limerick estates admin Rhys Marshall confirmed as latest Munster departure online poll by Opinion Stage Linkedin Twitter 2021 British and Irish Lions Tour to be shown on free-to-air television CommentNewsCommunityLocal NewsRugbyMunsterSportShould Thomond Park’s naming rights be available for sale?By admin – May 8, 2014 661 Team News: Munster name team to take on Ulster at Thomond Park WhatsAppcenter_img TAGSMunsterMusic LimerickRugbyThomond Park RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Munster announce departure of long-serving prop James Cronin Print Craig Casey praises the influence of Conor Murray Advertisement Email Tom Savage: Hooker an area where Munster can find improvement going forwardlast_img read more

Missouri could become first state with no abortion clinic

first_imgOffice of Missouri Governor(NEW YORK) — The realities of a recent string of abortion restrictions may become even clearer in Missouri on Friday as the state threatens to close its last remaining abortion clinic.Planned Parenthood officials announced they are filing a lawsuit Tuesday for a restraining order to stop the state from closing their one clinic in the state, which is located in St. Louis.“This is not a drill. This is not a warning. This is real and it is a public health crisis,” Dr. Leana Wen, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said on a call with reporters Tuesday.The license for the Planned Parenthood clinic, issued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, is set to expire on Friday, and if it is not renewed, the clinic would have to cease operations. Planned Parenthood officials said they applied to have the license renewed.The suit names the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Randall Williams, the director of the DHSS, and Gov. Mike Parson as defendants. ABC News’ requests for comment from both the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Governor Mike Parson’s office were not immediately returned.Planned Parenthood officials said on the call that the state asked to interview all seven of the clinic’s physicians but would not provide any guidance on what the doctors will be asked during the interviews. The Planned Parenthood officials said the interviews could lead to the doctors losing their medical licenses or possible criminal prosecution.Wen said if the restraining order isn’t issued and the clinic loses its license, that would mean that for the “first time since 1974, the year after Roe v. Wade was passed, that safe, legal abortion care will be unavailable to an entire state.”Colleen McNicholas, a doctor at the St. Louis clinic who was also on the Planned Parenthood call with reporters, warned that given the spread of abortion restrictions in several states in recent months, this tactic may not be limited to Missouri moving forward.“This is the foreshadowing of what is going to happen in other states,” McNicholas said, calling the elimination of abortion providers in Missouri a “dismantling of the rights and freedoms we fought for over decades.”She also said that if the clinic is closed, it would “unsurprisingly and perhaps by design” have a greater impact on lower income women who would have to travel further for an abortion.Missouri is one of a string of states that passed abortion bans in recent months, with Gov. Parson signing the state’s 8-week ban into law last week.As with every other abortion ban that has passed in other states recently — including Alabama and Georgia — a lawsuit filed almost immediately after the bill was signed into law stopped it from going into effect.The lawsuit over the abortion clinic isn’t the only legal action unfolding over access to abortion in the state. The American Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday that they are going to pursue a referendum to overturn the abortion ban.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Arsenal target Manchester City talent spotter who unearthed Jadon Sancho in academy revamp

first_imgArsenal target Manchester City talent spotter who unearthed Jadon Sancho in academy revamp Morrow is one of eight coaches believed to have been axed by Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Top of their list is Manchester City’s Shields, who has been credited with bringing Jadon Sancho to the Etihad before his departure to Borussia Dortmund.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBoth Edu and head of academy Per Mertesacker are looking to expand their scouting network both domestically and abroad, with results at certain age levels dipping in recent years.Despite enjoying a prominent role with the Premier League champions, Arsenal are hopeful of persuaded Shields to move to north London.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalShields has held various roles at City since 2013, having also worked at the academies of Fulham and Crystal Palace.He is expected to be one of few new arrivals in the restructure, however, with both Edu and Mertesacker concerned by how large the academy backroom staff had become. Advertisement Comment Advertisementcenter_img Mertesacker is keen to reduce the number of academy coaches at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Hinting at this restructure in the summer, Mertesacker previously said: ‘The amount of staff we have in academies is, I’ve never seen anything like it.‘On one hand it’s good to take care of the players but I don’t know, sometimes I get confused by the number of people who have an impact on one kid. We’re talking 100 people or more have an influence on one kid over years. It’s quite a heavy load.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Nov 2019 6:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Technical director Edu is heading up an overhaul of the Gunners’ academy structure (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are looking to add a new face to their academy after axing eight staff members and are reportedly targeting Manchester City’s head of academy recruitment and talent Joe Shields.Gunners technical director Edu has decided to streamline the club’s bloated backroom team, with head of youth scouting Steve Morrow the most notable departure.Although Edu was concerned by the number of staff employed at London Colney, the Daily Mail report that Arsenal do want fresh blood as part of the restructure.last_img read more

Emiliano Martinez’s agent explains why the goalkeeper wants to leave Arsenal

first_imgThe Argentine shot-stopper is on the verge of leaving the Gunners (Picture: Getty Images)Emiliano Martinez’s agent has confirmed the Arsenal goalkeeper is set to leave the north London club as he targets a number one role elsewhere to secure his place in the Argentina team.The 28-year-old came into the Arsenal side after the restart, replacing the injured Bernd Leno, and performed brilliantly as the side lifted the FA Cup.However, with the German now back from injury, Mikel Arteta intends to reinstate Leno as his number one and has been unable to give Martinez any assurances over game time. Advertisement Emiliano Martinez’s agent explains why the Arsenal star is looking to leave Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 12 Sep 2020 9:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link700Shares Martinez wants to play every week to secure his place in the Argentina team (Picture: Getty)‘We have some really good players in many different positions. Some of them are complicated and obviously, clubs come to us and they are interested in our players,’ said the Spaniard.‘It is very difficult to promise players game time or to be the first choice. It is part of this period in the market. We try to manage the situation as well as we can, all the time counting on what the players’ expectations are, what we can achieve with them as a club and we are making decisions towards that.’Arsenal are believed to be interested in signing Brentford goalkeeper David Raya as Martinez’s replacement, though the Championship club insist he is not for sale.MORE: Emiliano Martinez to be left out of Arsenal squad as Brighton better Aston Villa’s bid for goalkeeperMORE: Arsenal make improved verbal offer for Odsonne Edouard as Alexandre Lacazette seeks moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Comment Martinez played brilliantly as Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup last season (Picture: Getty)Aston Villa have already lodged a £15million offer for the Argentine – which is short of Arsenal’s asking price – while Brighton have recently emerged as contenders for his signature.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMartinez will not be in the starting XI when Arsenal take on Fulham on Saturday in the first game of the new Premier League season, and his agent says the keeper’s desire to move is being driven by his hopes of being Argentina’s number one.‘The most likely scenario is that Emi Martinez leaves Arsenal because he wants to play,’ the shot-stopper’s agent, Lucas Martinez Quarta, told TyC Sports.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He dreams of being the starting goalkeeper for the national team and he is willing to leave his home [at Arsenal] for the worthy cause of being Argentina’s number one.’Arteta was asked about the possibility of Martinez leaving at his pre-match press conference and hinted that the goalkeeper’s push for regular first-team football could prompt his exit. Advertisementlast_img read more

F-M boys soccer ties B’ville, ESM shuts out J-D 2-0

first_imgRemembering how B’ville had dominated that first meeting from start to finish, F-M was far more aggressive from the opening kickoff of the rematch, constantly putting pressure on the Bees’ defense.And that didn’t change even when Griffin Seeber flicked home a corner kick from the point in the 12th minute. Just 10 seconds later, Cheech Pagano worked through several B’ville defenders and sent a hard shot past Andrew Taylor to tie it, 1-1.They continued going back and forth until the 28th minute, when F-M’s Ziad Abdul-Malak’s hard-angle shot from the right found its way into the net. Less than three minutes later, the Bees tied it again as Tyler Johnson converted. Though the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team may have caught up to Baldwinsville, it might have to wait until a Section III playoff showdown before passing them.Weather would not allow the Hornets and Bees to finish last Tuesday night’s highly-anticipated showdown at Swan Pond, the game abandoned early in the second half with the two sides knotted at 2-2.There was plenty of reason for hype. B’ville entered the night 10-0 and no. 5 in the state Class AA rankings. F-M was 9-1 and no. 12 in that same state poll, its only blemish a 3-0 defeat to the Bees at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium early in September. At halftime, the teams were sent indoors for a 30-minute delay when lightning was spotted. Just as the delay ended and the second half got underway, rain and wind arrived, adding to the challenge for the rest of the game.But that only lasted for 10 minutes. When officials spotted more lightning in the distance, again the game halted, this time for good, and both sides would await a possible playoff encounter.On Thursday, F-M returned to action and shut out Liverpool 2-0, a goal in each half proving enough as Nino Pagano and Corey Gallagher put in those goals, while Logan Wilkinson got credit for an assist.F-M’s battle with B’ville was far from the only big local contest of the first week of October. For the second time in as many months, Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse Minoa tested each other and put neighborhood bragging rights at stake.J-D had claimed the first encounter 1-0 Sept. 12. The rematch, exactly three weeks later, took place at Spartan Stadium, and ESM got even, taking over in the second half to prevail 2-0.Neither side generated many chances in the first half, but five minutes into the second half ESM’s Christian Moon did some superb dribbling in the left corner to keep the ball inbound and crossed to Matt Kenney, who headed it into the net past J-D goalie Matt Gera.Instead of sitting on that 1-0 lead, the Spartans kept attacking, pressure that paid off when Moon put home the clinching goal in the closing minutes, assisted by Sean Belcher.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: boys soccerESMF-MJ-Dlast_img read more