Inspirational Story of Teddy Stoddard
I’ve heard the story of Teddy Stoddard told as a true story. There is a story many years ago of an elementary teacher. Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he didn’t play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. At the school where Mrs.
Thompson taught, she was required to review each child’s past records and she put Teddy Stoddard’s off until last. She felt even worse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful ribbons and bright paper, except for Teddy’s. Mrs. Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that she was still the best teacher he ever had in his whole life.
Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy. The letter explained that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had. But now his name was a little longer. Teddy said he’d met this girl and was going to be married. She made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together.
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Group Sustainability Cell
At the Aditya Birla Group, sustainability in business is the holistic pursuit of a three step agenda; firstly, managing business operations responsibly, this includes but is not limited to the creation of a safe working environment at all sites and workplaces, conserving energy and water, managing waste and emissions and the protection of human rights. Secondly, the understanding of material issues of all stakeholders from their perspective and finally the usage of this knowledge to actively seek ways to create and share value with each of these stakeholder groups. This has always been the Group philosophy and all businesses have demonstrated a commitment to the environment and to society that goes beyond mere compliance with laws and regulations. The mandate of the Group Sustainability Cell is to help formalise and integrate the principles and standards required to develop and enhance sustainable businesses throughout the Aditya Birla Group. The cell will support the development of good governance structures, a sustainability framework and practical roadmaps to help our businesses survive and thrive in a changing world and in doing so help achieve the Group’s Sustainability Vision.
How to Develop a Leadership Philosophy?
Earlier, we discussed why having a leadership philosophy is essential. The challenge is in taking the time to develop your leadership philosophy and then use it. The process to develop a leadership philosophy may vary by individual. Again, the important element is to begin and write a leadership philosophy. Use these elements as a basis for developing your own leadership philosophy.
The objective is to not mimic them but learn from them and then apply those lessons learned to your leadership philosophy. Behavior is where your leadership philosophy gets tested. Behavior determines whether your leadership philosophy is just a bunch of lofty words to be used in team meetings or visible in your everyday actions. Test drive your leadership philosophy, ensuring how you want to lead matches with how you actually lead. This doesn’t mean you need to lower the bar of your leadership philosophy.
I never developed a leadership philosophy when I was 20 something. Some parts of a leadership philosophy are intuitive to who we are. In those difficult times, having a leadership philosophy will keep us centered in moving forward as well as within the right boundaries when temptations arise.
Difference Between Marxism and Leninism
Marxism and Leninism are two kinds of political thought that show some difference between them when it comes to their ideologies. Marxism is a political thought framed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. This is one of the main differences between Marxism and Leninism. Marxism is a political ideology that explains how there is going to be a proletariat revolution due to the class struggle. Marxism is considered by many political experts as a branch of philosophy too.
On the other hand, Leninism aims at the implementation of both political and socialist economic theories that have been developed from Marxism. Leninism was how Lenin changed Marxism to fit Russia. In practicality, Leninism was more practical than Marxism as it carried the changes necessary to fit into an actual country. That is not the case with Marxism as Marxism talks of a country that is already industrialized and advanced. Firstly, Marxism believed that the capitalist states will not let people move towards socialism.
Marxism believed people will spontaneously become aware of their status and rise for a revolution. In short, it can be said that Marxism was the theory and Leninism was how it was practically used.
Jeff Klein Obituary
He lived a rich and full life, living and working in Caracas, Venezuela, New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Southern Baja California, Mexico, and the San Francisco Bay area – and in various industries including music, natural products, fitness and publishing. Along the way he played activating roles with Private Music, in the career of Yanni, Spinning, Seeds of Change, ChiRunning, and FLOW, and consulted for the Esalen Institute, the National Geographic Society, GlobalGiving, the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Peace Cereal and others. Jeff worked in various capacities to teach practices of compassionate enterprise, leveraging the power of business for the greater good. Jeff was at the core of the Conscious Capitalism movement and of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., the organization catalyzing the movement, as a trustee, executive team member and producer of Conscious Capitalism events. He also served as executive director of the Being Human project and executive producer of Being Human events.
Services: A memorial celebrating the life of Jeff Klein will be held at the family farm of Mark and Patty Klein at 3 pm on Friday, July 25.