Harald can be a pistol, but his motives are good. He is a bit intense and competitive, but it's because of his passion. I agree, it does not always serve him well. That's why he has and needs other people in his organization. To schmoozle a bit.
He is not a bad person, but people do take him the wrong way. Personally, I happen to like him, and I take his TTS bashing with a large grain of salt. Well maybe salt on the rim of the margarita glass...
I have other friends and collegues like that...
I accept them on their merits, and bark back at them when they are being mean. Usually shuts them up. If not, I go away for a while, and come back later. Life is to short to spend it arguing all the time. Go DO something constructive.
Altruism sucks, because if you are in that mindset, people will depend on you too much. A person can easily lose himself in the needs of others. For a lot of us, this causes great stress and resentment. Dependance is bad, unless it's mutually agreed upon. As in "$". Maybe loved ones and family are an exception, depends on the family, right?
Benevolance, on the other hand, is a good thing. Harald could use more of that to his advantage. A benevolant (but assertive) position is needed. That's the mark of a leader. There is a big difference (thank you Nathaniel Brandon) between benevolance and altruism, get it?
The "servant leader" approach is wonderful for teaching, but is not quite right to be a "mover and a shaker".
My training with Harald and company ROCKED, and I learned a lot. The training was some of the best I ever had. That and the University of Breckenridge... all "fit" within ATS and PSIA, but in both cases the training was better
than I have ever received at a PSIA event.
Leaving Aspen now, WHEW, what a week!
Visit me here >>>SnoKarver
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