Professionalism can mean many different things to many different people. Â However, there are a few commonalities observed across many disciplines. Â Shaking hands and eye contact are two of the first lessons young professionals are taught, and over the years they become the cornerstones for the lessons accumulated over the rest of their careers.
Many times, through many years, you will meet people that act like they are above the basic manners and the lowest courtesies of professionalism. Â The trick, and the most challenging part of having a job, is not sinking to their level. Â I have had my share of these situations, and each encounter reminds me that I still need practice with the art of emotional detachment. Â As well as the lesson taught by life and reinforced in my classes that “The client is always right.”
In every discipline, there is … Read More »
Now that Echo Company has arrived for their time at LTC (Leaders Training Course) my life has definitely increased on the work end. Saturday and Sunday I readied myself like usual and then stepped out into the still-dark sky to drive myself to work … at 4:30 a.m. I have to note that I haven’t really minded getting up this early, my day lasts longer and the mornings are so peaceful so it’s a great way to start off what is going to be a long and challenging day. That being said, running on 4 hours of sleep and no caffeine is sometimes a struggle and I look forward to curling up in bed at night.
Saturday was the cadets first PT (physical training) test. They had to do one minute of push-ups, one minute of sit-ups and a … Read More »
Not too long ago, the English farm got a visit from a rather important visitor: Congressman Latta, the Washington representative for our Ohio district! In his honor, the seniors put together a showcase demonstrating some of what we do here at Findlay. One of our youngest horses, Bud, who was actually broken out at the western farm two years ago by one of our seniors in the English program, is in the process of learning how to jump. He was ridden for the showcase to demonstrate how we go about teaching such a skill to a young horse. We also had some of our best riders show off their riding with full hunter courses, and ended with two jumper courses. Luckily, us freshmen were allowed to watch the showcase, and I got it all on video! Click on the picture … Read More »