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November-December 2011
Generational Influences
"Some kids in my grade know about and care about auto recycling," said Cole Reinert, son of ARA's Immediate Past President Doug Reinert. "But most kids only know about recycling paper, plastic, and glass. Kids come up to me and say,"Doesn't your dad own the junkyard?" I try to explain to them that it's an auto salvage facility and it helps the earth and people in many ways, but it's hard because I never have enough time for them to get the point."
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The Way We Were
The ARA Educational Foundation has broken ground of the virtual kind to build an online museum that will showcase the Automotive Recyclers Association's (ARA) 68 years of rich history. Along with its predecessor associations, the mission is to preserve the automotive recyclers history as a leader in the green revolution. As an idea whose time has come, plans for the historical gallery are varied and limitless, and include a look at the history of the automobile.
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You're All Talk
"Often it is not what you say, but how you say it that counts. The success or failure of any relationship depends on the conversational signals such as voice level, pitch, or timing." Your at-work communication sets the tone for your work relationships, says Dr. Deborah Tannen, communication expert and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, and author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. Without reminders and some training, communications can go south pretty quickly. So why is it challenging for men and women to communicate clearly and easily with each other? And what are some guidelines that can keep communication on a more positive and productive path?
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Generational Influences
"Some kids in my grade know about and care about auto recycling," said Cole Reinert, son of ARA's Immediate Past President Doug Reinert. "But most kids only know about recycling paper, plastic, and glass. Kids come up to me and say,"Doesn't your dad own the junkyard?" I try to explain to them that it's an auto salvage facility and it helps the earth and people in many ways, but it's hard because I never have enough time for them to get the point."


The Way We Were
The ARA Educational Foundation has broken ground of the virtual kind to build an online museum that will showcase the Automotive Recyclers Association's (ARA) 68 years of rich history. Along with its predecessor associations, the mission is to preserve the automotive recyclers history as a leader in the green revolution. As an idea whose time has come, plans for the historical gallery are varied and limitless, and include a look at the history of the automobile.


You're All Talk
"Often it is not what you say, but how you say it that counts. The success or failure of any relationship depends on the conversational signals such as voice level, pitch, or timing." Your at-work communication sets the tone for your work relationships, says Dr. Deborah Tannen, communication expert and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, and author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. Without reminders and some training, communications can go south pretty quickly. So why is it challenging for men and women to communicate clearly and easily with each other? And what are some guidelines that can keep communication on a more positive and productive path?


Who Will They Follow?
What is a leader? A leader is a person who guides or inspires others. So, when I say the wor “leader' what are some attributes that come to mind? I'll tell you what enters my mind; words like involved, assertive, passionate, and proactive. The list goes on and on. You could add words like charismatic and energetic, too. Now, let's switch things up a bit. When you think of a good leader, what are some of the qualities they possess? Honesty, intelligence, confidence, and compassion are some of the things that come to mind. Let's throw in sincerity, integrity, and empathy. To me, this is a pretty good start. I can look at all these words and think, "Yeah, these are necessary qualities of a good leader."If you agree that these are all necessary ingredients for good leadership, and you're not exhibiting these traits, then you're failing as a leader!


 
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