Quotes of the day

“In the videos, Honors indicates that he’s trying to entertain the crew. They were shown roughly once a week on closed-circuit shipwide television, according to a handful of sailors who were assigned to the Enterprise at the time. The sailors requested anonymity for fear of retribution…

“The sailors who spoke to the newspaper said it’s hard to believe that Honors’ superiors on board weren’t aware of the videos as soon as he began showing them in 2006, given that they were routinely broadcast for the entire crew…

“A female sailor who was assigned to the Enterprise at the time said she and a number of other women on board were offended by the videos. She said some crew members complained about them, and in fact, Honors acknowledged it on camera. In one movie, he says, ‘Over the years I’ve gotten several complaints about inappropriate materials in these videos, never to me personally but, gutlessly, through other channels.’…

“‘In his defense, I’ll say that sometimes, when you’ve been out to sea for a while, cut off from everything, you start to think things that you would never normally do are actually a good idea,’ [the former ship videographer] said. ‘You do stupid stuff to stay sane.'”

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“The definition of leader- A leader is ‘a person who influences a group of people towards the achievement of a goal’. (vtaide.com) Leadership has been described as the ‘process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task’. Definitions more inclusive of followers have also emerged. Alan Keith of Genentech states that, ‘Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen.’ According to Ken ‘SKC’ Ogbonnia, ‘effective leadership is the ability to successfully integrate and maximize available resources within the internal and external environment for the attainment of organizational or societal goals.’ (wikipedia.org) Nowhere in there does it say every single individual person has to be satisfied so long as the job is completed. Clearly I think Captain O. P. Honors fits that description.”

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