Leadership Trait – TACT
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- September 25, 2020 at 7:34 pm #38829OmenGuest
Tact: a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations.
Tact: a keen sense of what is appropriate, tasteful, or aesthetically pleasing; taste; discrimination.
Tact means that you can deal with people in a manner that will maintain good relations and avoid problems. It means that you are polite, calm, and firm. Tact it is a critical trait of Leadership and it barely has a home on this forum. It shows up on this playground to be shared, but is more often beat down by sarcasm, arrogance, rudeness, and intolerance.
No one on here is perfect… especially me, but effort is the determining factor in working towards it. It’s spooky when one considers the age-old concept of, ‘Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.” or whichever version of this idea that you have learned… because, THIS concept seems to be struggling to have a presence here.
What is a Real Life Super Hero? How should RLSHs carry themselves? Is being a RLSH limited to appearance, weapons, armor, and patrolling? Should they have a level of professionalism? Should they inspire others? Should they be careful as to how they speak and respond to others?
It is imperative that this debate exists within the community, as well as within one’s self.
Take the questions I just asked in the paragraph above and apply them to Law Enforcement; merely change the term RLSH with the word ‘Policeman’. Now, let’s take it a little further…
Imagine Police Officers with the following personality types listed in the following post and bold enough to speak on them as though they were proud:
Now, imagine meeting those same Police Officers in uniform and on duty as they question you. Would they inspire you?!?
I have watched new members come on here only to be bombarded by the ritual of sarcasm and annoyance that has plagued this site into an ‘elitist pit’ while those on here despise elitism. I have watched new ideas crushed by simple, rude, and brutal comments that started as a quip only to end in the retirement of learning and wisdom gained.
I have watched those lost while seeking guidance be forced into defending their concepts as they are herded into the corners of, what seems to be the only RLSH technique on here that is accepted as somewhat ‘cool’, crime-fighting and how their concepts are stupid, frivolous, unreal, etc. It’s kinda’ like a cop saying the only way to serve the public is with a gun, a vest, a badge, and a patrol route. Ultimately, it just doesn’t make sense.
I have watched new members that have now been here for a while drift into the realm of imitation by ‘piggy-backing’ on the sarcastic comments of those that they perceive as veterans. I see them deliver quips for answers and join the wolf pack to attack those they truly have very little experience with. I have watched them come on here to evolve, while over time discovering that they have devolved.
What is a Real Life Super Hero if it is not a person that is here to help?
“What you practice is what you do best… and that is a double edged sword!”
If a person practices running, sooner or later they become faster. If a person practices patience, they become a great teacher. If a person practices sarcasm, they become a master of spite. If a person practices rudeness, they become a jerk. If a person practices degradation, then they become a master of hurt.
Where are the Leaders on this board?
People are afraid to express themselves, lest they be considered a deviant amongst a community of deviants. Is this really the best thing to offer for so many staring into the darkness of reality with a blindfold as their glasses? If you are a REAL LIVE SUPER HERO, then grab their hands, have some patience, and help them through the night. Show them what a hero is supposed to do so that they can deliver that when they meet someone else that is lost.
‘Speak as you act; Act as the way you speak.’ Become the ideal that you wish to learn from. Stop the short answer sarcastic quips and take the time to instruct, think outside the box, and invite new methods to be a hero.
You are ALL Real Life Super Heroes as long as you are willing to change for the better and evolve into the best!!
-Omen, “Heroes aren’t made during good times!” – The Elite Forces Division