Twelve is one of the perfect numbers, three is divine perfection, seven is spiritual perfection, ten is ordinal perfection and twelve is governmental perfection.
In scripture we find twelve associated with rule. The sun which rules the day, and the moon and stars which govern the night move through the twelve signs of the zodiac. The zodiac resides in the great circle of the heavens, which is itself 360 degrees (= 30 x 12).
The Heavenly City of Revelations has twelve gates with the names of the twelve tribes on them. Twelve angels stand at the gates, the walls have twelve foundations garnished with twelve precious stones, and in them the names of the twelve apostles. The city is twelve thousand furlongs square, and the twelve gates are twelve pearls. The number twelve is used here symbolically of Gods perfect government.
The list could go on and on...
Al Golin recognizes the one-year anniversary of the Daily Dog with Twelve Lessons for PR. The take-away is to get back-to-basics. We will see what the take-away is from the PRSA International Conference...Tavis Smiley begins the conference by holding up a mirror.
Are you a leader?
Smiley quoted Socrates, “the unexamined life is not worth living.”
Says Smiley: “How Socratic are you willing to be? How serious about examining the life you are leading and the legacy you are leaving?”
Smiley related a conversation he had with the prominent African-American educator Cornel West, a professor of religion at Princeton. Smiley says he often quotes what West shared with him about leadership: “You can’t lead people if you don’t love people; you can’t save people if you don’t serve them.”
Says Smiley: “If you call yourself a leader and nobody is following, you’re just out getting some exercise. Leadership is essentially about finding a way to serve people.”
Thus, the basis in coming to understand...