Temp: 51 degrees, it was sooo nice! Some of the PAX were wearing shorts, no hoodies and no hats! However, wind picked up with some rain during CoT and Name-A-Rama.
PAX: Fury, Khakis (RESPECT), Wait Time, Safe Ride, Rancid, Slick, Pony Express, Armbar, The Plague, Baby Grand, Betamax, Uncle Rico, Folsom, Big One, Toadstool, Brazilian, Ponzi, No Doze, Honey Stinger, STELLA! Slow Pitch, Samples (RESPECT), Two Step, Othello – 24 HIM
Q: Othello and No Doze
No FNG today – Othello presented the 3 F’s, the mission statement, the five core principles, and the disclaimer.
“Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day.” – Frances Hesselbein
Mosey – The PAX moseyed towards the entrance of Memorial Park (running in between flag poles) and circled around to the Rose Garden for Warm-A-Rama
In honor of No Doze, Warm-A-Rama was in Red Bull Cadence
30 (Red Bull C) Sun Gods – 15 ea. direction
15 (Red Bull C ) Monkey Humpers
15 (Red Bull C) Pickle Pushers
25 (Red Bull C) Smurf Jacks
Mosey –.The PAX moseyed to the Memorial site for the pre-thang. PAX found a spot in front of the wall.
The Pre – Thang:
Complete the following exercises x2
15 (IC) SSH
15 (IC) Australian Mountain Climbers – BTTW
15 (IC) Copperhead Squats
Bear Crawl around circle
#mumblechatter – YHC failed to check the circle in front of the site, in which we crawled into some broken glass. Thank you gents for being HIM and warning the rest of the PAX about the glass.
Mosey –The PAX moseyed to the middle of the field, below the main set of stairs.
The PAX remained together during the Thang. The PAX would start on the EAST side and then sprint to the WEST side and vice versa.
EAST SIDE – OYO
- Complete the first exercise, the first HIM that reaches 100 reps will yell “100!” The PAX will stop wherever they are and then run to the WEST all together. Al Gore until the 6th.
- 100 Air Squats
- 100 Merkins
- 100 Big Boys
- 100 Bobby Hurleys
- 100 Carolina Dry Docks
WEST SIDE – PAX
- Complete the first exercise as a PAX – take turns leading. Once the PAX completes the exercise, whoever leads the count yells some kind of tag line (Let’s roll! Head out! Roll out!) and then run to the EAST as a PAX to complete the next exercise. Al Gore until the 6th.
- 30 (IC) LBC
- 30 (IC) Flutter Kicks
- 30 (IC) Plank Jacks
- 30 (IC) Gas Pumpers
- 30 (IC) Shoulder Taps
Mosey –The PAX moseyed to the bottom of the stairs.
The Post – Thang:
- PAX did the following exercises (OYO) at the bottom of stairs:
- 10 Dips
- 10 Derkins
- Bear Crawl up the middle grassy area
YHC yelled Omaha after one set.
6MOM – Not at Futurama
– Due to time, we focused on CoT…
– As always, think of the PAX who are injured or in need of guidance.
Message from No Doze:
Graciously Telling The Hard Truth And Demanding To Hear It From Others
Only hard Truth requires Candor
Candor is the first of the five F3 Leadership Virtues—the Habits and Ethics of moral excellence that a man must possess to be a Virtuous Leader.
Inherent in Candor is a belief in the existence of Truth itself. Truth is a transcendental fundamental or spiritual reality that is self-evident and cognizable without further explanation. It is also immutable, in the sense that it does not change over time. What was true yesterday is true today, and will be for tomorrow evermore. A person might change, but Truth never does.
The Virtue of Candor is applicable to both universal and particularized Truths. A universal Truth has application to all or most of humankind. The fact that the Earth is round or that all organisms require water to survive are universal Truths. In contrast, a particularized Truth only effects a single person or small group of people. Drug addiction or a cancer diagnosis are particularized Truths. Their impact is limited to the person afflicted and those who are in Proximity to him. Whether a Truth is universal or particularized, Candor requires that it be disclosed by the Virtuous Leader to his followers, or by his followers to him. Candor is a two-way street.
While there are many Truths, only the hard ones require Candor. The easy Truths take care of themselves. Whether a Truth is hard or easy depends upon the effect it has on the person hearing it. If it has no impact or brings them Happiness it is an easy Truth. Telling a passenger that their flight is on time is an easy Truth. So is the fact that they have been upgraded to first class.
Easy Truths do not require character to tell because there is no particular Virtue in being the bearer of good news. Anybody can do it and most people do. Hard Truths are different, because hearing them results in Pain and Disruption rather than Happiness. Nobody wants to tell passengers that their flight is delayed or cancelled or that a loved one has died in a plane crash. These are hard Truths that require Candor to tell. Being the bearer of bad news is the province of the Virtuous Leader, because he is the only one with sufficient character to do it.
From hard Truth comes love and Trust
An Effective but un-Virtuous Leader keeps the hard Truth from his followers. He justifies his lack of Candor by couching it as a form of protection. He lies (by misrepresentation or omission) to his followers because (he tells himself) they cannot handle the hard Truth. He convinces himself that the Pain and Disruption of knowing the Truth are hardships that only he can bear, when the reality is that he lacks the strength of character required to deal with other people’s un-Happiness. He indulges himself in that odd kind of “love” that leaves another man imprisoned in deceit rather than setting him free in Truth.
The Virtuous Leader sees no love in deceit, regardless of how well intentioned. He graciously tells the hard Truth because he knows that any Movement Influenced through chicanery will not result in long-term Advantage. Once people discover that they have been lied to, the resulting distrust will produce an Obstacle that no amount of Exhortation can surmount.
Candor is a two-way street
Telling the hard Truth is only one half of Candor. The other half is hearing it. For a Leader to be Virtuous, he must be able to handle the Truth. If he can’t, then no one will be willing to tell it to him. Handling hard Truth well requires the discipline over one’s emotions that comes from Preparedness. A Virtuous Leader handles hard Truth like a Pro because he is Right, living his life in the normal and upright position.
This is where the “gracious” part of F3’s definition of Candor comes in. An Amateur flips out when he hears bad news, but a Pro takes it with equanimity, focusing more on how it impacts the Group than how it directly affects him. This requires both a Servant’s heart and stability of emotion engendered by the consistent pursuit of Joy rather than Happiness, what F3 calls Contentment (another of the Leadership Virtues).
Thank you PAX for witnessing a heartfelt CoT from No Doze and from witnessing the passing of the shovel flag. I am honored to be Futurama new Site Q!