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What’s Your Job Fair IQ? taken over 5 years ago

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Which Federal Jobs Are Right for You? taken almost 6 years ago

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My resume is superb.

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Charles Ray

Location:
Washington, DC
Gender:
Male
Service:
Government | Federal
Status:
Late Career (10+ years)
Relationship Status:
Married

charlesray45: Activity

January 25
charlesray45 is now friends with jar703.
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April 21
charlesray45 posted in: "Leadership".

For more on my writing on leadership and other topics, check my new blog site.  It's charlearay.blogspot.com

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"Hello to everyone. I haven't been on in a long time because I've been busy at the new job in Zimbabwe - an interesting and sometimes exciting plac..."

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May 30
charlesray45 commented on: "Jorge Rene Diaz".
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"Jorge: So nice hearing from you. The new job is loads of fun - and challenging as well. I've been off this site mostly. Very busy with my new j..."

charlesray45: References

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    Summary: A complete pleasure and total learning opportunity. The time Ambassador Ray took to first educate, then teach me on the best ways to build trust and unity among parties who historically dislike or distrust each other are what make me a success today. I will cherish his mentorship throughout the remainder of my professional career and for the rest of my life.
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    Summary: Working with Charles Ray has been an extremely rewarding experience. I have learned more about leadership and managment from him than any other leader in my career. This has been my best assignment in the military primarily because I had the honor to work for Ambassador Ray.
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    Summary: ABM Charles Ray is the best Leader I have worked ever for!
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    Summary: I enjoyed Ambassador Ray's ability to set the tone and vision of the Embassy. I enjoyed even more his rare ability to then let us do our jobs while still staying in touch with us. He knew who we were and what we were doing without micromanaging us.

Personal

Hobbies:
Films, Traveling, Cycling, Hiking, Reading, golf, poetry, cartooning, painting, writing
Favorite Movies:
The Star Trek series; I also like the Star Wars series, but it got too confusing
Favorite TV Shows:
Almost anything on SciFi Channel and the PBS specials
Favorite Music:
All kinds

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    delicateinferno

    over 5 years ago

    318 comments

    Thank you for the add!

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    peacebe

    over 5 years ago

    33902 comments

    Have a safe flight.

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    peacebe

    over 5 years ago

    33902 comments

    I hope that your meeting went well and that visiting the old haunts brought back good memories to you.

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    charlesray45

    over 5 years ago

    112 comments

    Happy Easter to everyone.

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    peacebe

    over 5 years ago

    33902 comments

    Have a blessed Easter. Thanks for being a friend.

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    Tinwil

    over 5 years ago

    2038 comments

    Hello Charles better late than never I want to thank you for accepting the friend invite.Hope everything is going ok with you. Have a safe and bless one.

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    charlesray45

    over 5 years ago

    112 comments

    I've read a number of good books recently on leadership. One of the best was "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson. I also like Warren Bennis' "Managing People is Like Herding Cats."

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    jyoche

    over 5 years ago

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    Sir,
    Thank you for your service and our freedom, I do not take that for granted. I read your article on Leadership in the global world and found it very insightful. The kind of leadership that you are talking about comes from a book called Coaching For Improved Workplace Performance. It is one of the books that were recommended to me by the former CEO of Jack In The Box. It simply states that a leaders job is to do whatever possible to remove the impediments of the team. Success is not measured by ones own accomplishment, but by the accomplishments of the team. The young Sergeant that you speak of reminds me of the Marines' Chesty Puller. At the battle of the Chosen Reservoir he was surrounded on all sides; instead of panic he said great, then any direction I aim I am sure to hit one of them! Uncommon valor was a common virtue. What leadership books would you say have had the most impact on your life? I look forward to reading your book soon.

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    charlesray45

    almost 6 years ago

    112 comments

    Reference the previous comment, glad to do so, but am already friend of rmyers. Not sure how to accomplish the request in this comment. Help!

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    rmyers

    almost 6 years ago

    1976 comments

    darinatherton@hotmail.com,like to add you as a friend.
    Thanks Darin

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    charlesray45

    almost 6 years ago

    112 comments

    It was a great trip. The MBAs at Northwestern University are a bright and vivacious bunch. Tomorrow, I'm off to Albuquerque.

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    rokaw2000

    almost 6 years ago

    152 comments

    Hi Charles,
    Hope your trip went well. :)

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    rokaw2000

    almost 6 years ago

    152 comments

    Hi, Thanks for the add.

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    suzyq943261

    almost 6 years ago

    3510 comments

    great to meet new friends :)

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    charlesray45

    almost 6 years ago

    112 comments

    Mainly because the Japanese and the Okinawans want them out. They have been a sore point in our bilateral relations since the reversion of Okinawa - especially the Marines, I'm sad to say. This is part of the general retrenchment in the Pacific. Most people out there don't really want us, until they are in trouble.