continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Just as there is no success without failure, there is no improvement without criticism. Many of us likely are our own worst critic, but being able to take someone’s constructive criticism in stride and grow from it is the sign of a great leader.In a recent blog, leadership guru Dan Rockwell explains how criticism, if poorly handled, can derail leadership. Instead, he offers ways to help leaders “gain advantage from criticism”:Courageously open your heart. Humility is an important trait for leaders to have. Humble leaders acknowledge their limitations, delegate responsibilities effectively, and demonstrate that they care about people’s wellbeing. One quality that does not fall under this trait: defensiveness. Rockwell says, “defensiveness derails growth and development,” so he offers some mantras to keep leaders down-to-earth:
As Josh Parris went down with a knee cartilage injury, announced Tuesday, Jamal Custis, Kendall Moore, Tyler Provo and Jacob Green were thrust into a fight for his playing time.“Parris was playing at a high level, playing at a totally different level,” Syracuse offensive coordinator George McDonald said.The junior Parris is set for a Wednesday surgery with Dr. Todd Battiglia and hasn’t been ruled out for SU’s Aug. 29 season opener against Villanova in the Carrier Dome. On Tuesday, the Orange’s other tight ends took reps in his absence.“Hopefully it’s something that they can just go in and clean up and get him back quickly, very similar to Adly (Enoicy),” head coach Scott Shafer said. “But you never know, if they have to suture it up then it could be a little bit longer. It’s a tough time for him, we’re keeping him in our thoughts and our prayers.”Custis practiced with the second-team offense in 11-on-0s in the portion of Tuesday’s practice open to the media. Most of the sets with Terrel Hunt’s unit did not involve a tight end.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Custis’ one first-team rep, he caught a check-down pass from Hunt that he ran into the end zone.“Everybody gets lucky once in a while, Jamal,” McDonald shouted to him afterward.Moore returned to cutting and running routes — for the 25 minutes that the media saw on Tuesday — for the first time since limping out of practice Saturday morning. He worked on a stationary bike and did ab exercises in the Carrier Dome on Monday.On Tuesday, he ran down the sideline and did not participate in any of the designed plays during the open part of practice. Later, he ran routes and caught passes from tight ends coach Bobby Acosta in addition to practicing blocking and bursting out of his three-point stance, with the rest of the tight ends.“(Parris) is a dynamic football player for us and we’re hoping that he’s out minimally,” Acosta said, “that he can definitely come back and be ready for that Villanova game.”Shafer discusses Parris injury, departure of defensive back Josh Mims Related Stories Custis features in Parris’ absence, Moore returns to practiceTight end Parris to have surgery for lower-body injury Defensive back Mims leaves Syracuse football to focus on academics Defensive linemen hit the sleds and other defensive observations from Tuesday’s practice Comments Published on August 19, 2014 at 8:15 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+
BERLIN (AP):Bayern Munich gave Hamburger SV another thrashing at home in the Bundesliga yesterday with Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat-trick in an 8-0 rout before coach Carlo Ancelotti took pity on the visitors.Lewandowski was replaced with the score at 5-0 and more than half an hour to play.Bayern lead Hamburg 45-3 on aggregate over eight straight defeats for the northern team in Munich.After several lacklustre performances in the league, Bayern stepped up a level against Hamburg, playing at pace with determination and commitment, dominating possession and forcing the game.”It was a perfect day, a perfect game,” Ancelotti said of his 1,000th competitive game as a coach. “I told my players before the game to play a good game for my jubilee, but I didn’t expect this.”It was only a matter of time before the first goal came. David Alaba ran at the Hamburg defence, found Thomas Mueller in the centre, and the Germany forward laid it back for Arturo Vidal to rifle in the ball despite Rene Adler’s hand in the 17th.STRUCK THE CROSSBARLewandowski struck the crossbar from close range a minute later, but he claimed his 17th of the season from the penalty spot minutes later, after Mergim Mavraj brought down Mueller, who has endured a difficult season.Lewandowski’s league-leading 18th came before the break, when Mueller chased down a hopeless-looking ball, pulled it back for Douglas Costa, who was blocked, only for Lewandowski to cleverly send the rebound in under the crossbar.The Poland striker completed his hat-trick in the 54th, set up with a back-heel from Arjen Robben, and he was involved in Bayern’s fifth goal, too, sending Mueller through to set up Alaba two minutes later.Other results: Leizig 3 Cologne 1; Freiburg 0 Dortmund 3; Bayer Leverkusen 0 Mainz 2; Darmstadt 1 Augsburg 2.
Peter Mousaferiadis, CEO of Cultural Infusion, and developer of Sound Infusion, received an honourable mention by the United Nations as one of the ten finalists of the 2012 Intercultural Innovation Award. Mr Mousaferiadis’ Cultural Infusion was recognised for its persistent dedication to the promotion of intercultural understanding and awareness in the form of its latest initiative: Sound Infusion. The award ceremony held in Vienna, Austria this week, was a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group for their work in cultural harmony. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram