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  1. Would you define yourself as a boss or a leader? Remember your answer and when this article is over, re-evaluate your response. My personal definition of a boss is someone who is in power and solely uses their power for advancement whereas a leader to me my personal definition for a leader is someone who has followers that they support, guide, and lead to bigger and better expectations. But what is the real definition. A boss is defined as “a person in charge of a worker or organization.” A leader is defined as “the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.” Looking at the two they are almost similar by definition, but, that is truly not the case. I am going to go over the 9 differences between a leader and a boss. The first difference is shown as a boss being impersonal; having no true personality or character. A leader is usually known to be compassionate and caring of those around them. This is shown in a number of ways, but the most important is a leader will take care of those around them before being concerned about themselves. How would you define yourself in this aspect, as a leader or a boss? Moving on to the next difference. A boss is one that usually says “I” when referring to accomplishments or accolades. A leader is one who truly steps up and says “We” when referring to the accomplishments or accolades of their team or group. A leader gives their praise straight to those who work for and under them as a thanks while a boss takes the praise for their own advancement as I said before. KSI has had many leaders over the years who give it all to their members. But we have also had some “bosses”. The next difference is a big one when it comes to KSI. A boss uses people for their own personal gain and glory, while a leader develops people into leaders in their own right. Have you ever known someone in KSI who simply uses people that can build a squad or division for just that, building a squad or division? I have known many through my years in KSI and my journey to where I am today. I have also known some leaders who have developed me (as well as others) into the leaders we are today. The influence their leadership styles have had to those around them is something that will never disappear or get old. Do you use people or develop people? Another huge difference and another big one for me personally is most Bosses inspire fear in the individuals they are over, while leaders earn the respect of those they are over and work with. Lets go into more detail on this one. Have you ever had a boss you were afraid to bring things to because of their reaction and what could come from it? Have you ever had a boss you knew would give you a hard time if you messed up and so for that purpose you tried maybe harder then you should have in your work? I know I have, and those are the people we want to get rid of as soon as we can because those type of “leadership” styles roll down hill and you WILL pick up on it if under it for long enough. In the same instance have you ever had a leader that absolutely earned your respect because of their hard work and way they handled situations? I know I have, and I am currently under one of those leaders. His name is KSI Zeuswrath 7, Zeus always ensures he earns his members respect, no matter their rank or position in KSI. Zeus is big on doing things that he has done before and know that works, and if it doesn't he is not afraid to admit when he is wrong or ask for help or suggestions from the leaders around him. Are you like Zeus or like the many failed “bosses” in KSI history? The next difference is one that a lot of people truly take for granted. A boss will take credit and dish out blame while a leader will give out credit and take the blame. A boss is someone who simply think they are the only ones in their universe; they are the only thing in existence. So to them, taking the credit for everything is just normal. What they fail to comprehend is that they have individuals working for them who usually look to them for guidance and direction, but they usually overlook that and don't take care of those under them. A leader on the other hand is someone who you can count on to give you guidance and direction and when things go good they give you more then the fair share of the credit and usually give themselves less then the fair share while also taking more then the fair share of the blame. A good example of this in KSI is KSI Mizz Airy, I see a lot that she works her butt off to make sure things are running smoothly and a lot of what she set up in LE is truly flourishing. She doesn't take all that credit though, instead she gives it to those under her because they worked just as hard. When things go wrong she takes the blame and helps fix the issue. That is a true leader. Another big difference between a leader and a boss, is that a boss micromanages to ensure things are done their way. A leader is one who delegates tasks tailored to the strength of the people working for them. The way I see is, a boss is going to come to you and interfere with your space, task, or job to try and get it done their way, which might not always be the right way. Sometimes it is better to take a step back and look at what the final outcome will be, whether that is what your boss asks you to do or not. When a leader delegates these tasks they are merely overlooking the work of those underneath them while ensuring they are being done by the proper person, with the proper training, and in a proper amount of time. The difference is easy to tell in a person in KSI, there are some who will simply step into your squad and handle everything when it could have been done at a much lower level, that would be a boss. You also have the person who is going to guide you in the right direction, while also giving you some back-up in case you need them. They will only reach into your squad when needed depending on the situation. That is a leader. The next difference and a big one when it comes to defining any leader is when they say “Lets go” compared to a boss which says “go.” A boss is typically one who is going to say “Go” when giving orders or directions. They are going to tell you to get something done without helping or even guiding you through the right path of doing it. A true leader is always willing to do anything they give you task wise themselves if need be. They will always be there to ease the pain and help lower the burden when things don’t go right and when they do go right, they will be right there beside you. This one kind of ties into the next one so Im gonna combine them. The difference in a Leader Vs a Boss is the fact that a leader thinks much longer term then a boss. A boss is really only concerned with short term building and growth rather then long term building and growth. KSI leaders can be one or the other, either they are constantly pushing for recruits or they are pushing for recruiting and training all at the same time to build the next generation of great leaders. The last difference and again to me is a big one is boss’s seem to focus more on the process of getting things done instead of the people doing it. This is where training within KSI comes in to play. A KSI leader need to be always pushing for training. We need to push people to see the light at the end of the tunnel, instead of what is directly in front of them. When you focus solely on the process you get quick usually not very long lasting outcomes. When you focus on the people and combine that with the process you get a good combination of both. Now that we have gone over these differences, where do you see yourself as a leader? Where do you see the person to the left and right of you? I know where I see myself and the people around me. Only you can change who you are or how you act as a leader. Only you can change your legacy. Shriar, Jacob. “The Difference Between A Boss And A Leader.” Officevibe, 21 Sept. 2017, www.officevibe.com/blog/difference-between-a-boss-and-a-leader-infographic.
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    SOTW 8/28/17-9/4/17 Winners

    Congratulations to the following members for winning their respective categories for SOTW. Keep up the great work! Veteran SOTW Winner: @Furian 7 Amateur SOTW Winner: @Anatomy <3
  4. Top recruiters for each division for the past 2 months! The months covered were June and July. The August winners will be announced with the August of the months. 1) 51 - KSI x Oblivious - SR 2) 50 - KSI JHoooD 7 - FS 3) 30 - KSI Mjollnir - HF 3) 30 - KSI Cynical - RD 4) 23 - KSI Atomic - LE 5) 15 - KSI Bizarre - AK 6) 12 - KSI Relinquish - FU Thank you and great work to these members, you are part of the solution to building this community back to how it has always been, great. We commend you on your hard work and dedication to the cause and this community.
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  6. Written by KSI Airborn 7 Through the years KSI Global has changed in many ways, including size and shape. KSI was created in April of 2003 by Syrus, Deadmeat, and Natas (Se7en). From April of 2003 till 2007 KSI went through a lot of challenges adapting to the gaming world. These changes helped build KSI and its leaders into the greatest gaming community on any platform. The reaches of KSI have not only helped gamers better themselves in game, but also better themselves as leaders. I interviewed a few members of KSI who have been here for a while and have seen the changes first hand. Here is what I got out of it: Interview with KSI Koda 7 Airborn: How was KSI different in terms of clan operations and how divisions were ran from when you first joined till now? Koda: “KSI has changed drastically over the years. When I joined KSI originally, it had a back-end infrastructure to support it. We utilized the forums for off-the-xbox chatting and discussion, and we utilized in-game clan battle features. The organization that was on Halo 2 was key. The support of clan battles within Halo 2, and the competitiveness between clans was really what allowed KSI to grow to the massive numbers it had. In-Game support allowed squads & divisions to be clearly defined across the game. Microsoft didn't jump on the "clan" feature, and ultimately, it was a letdown to communities like us, H20, PMS, MoB, XGN, XGC and the like. We were forced to adapt with Friends of Friends lists and other "outside the box" features. But that's just the technical side of it. Even more of a change is the behavioral side of the clan operations. Previously, the community ran with a sense of "respect" and "honor". Our members were proud to be a part of the community, and proud to be involved in something larger than themselves. They enjoyed going out every evening and bringing new people into their world, Their corner of the gaming globe. We respected those above us, we respected our peers, and we respected those below us. But where I look now, some of that sense of respect has been lost.” Airborn: How has the leadership and the leadership ranks changed over time? Koda: “KSI's leadership has changed over the years. We've moved from the old-school leadership that has been here from the beginning to a newer modern leadership with newer faces. In-between there were some hiccups and some speed bumps, but we seem to be doing pretty well. Back in the older days, there were a lot more ranks in the upper leadership. For example, we had Director, Senior Director, Co-Creator, Creator, Board Member. All of these folks were "Chiefs" of KSI. I'm glad we've somewhat gotten away from that because now we seem to have "Senior Director" as our top rank overseen by two folks, Game and BT. This evens out the ratio of "Chiefs vs Indians" and allows for sound decisions to be made and disseminated.” Airborn: What old school leaders are still around and active? Koda: “Well, from back in the day, there aren't too many of the old dogs still in leadership. There are a handful of older leaders here but a lot of them are either working their way back up, or enjoying the rank they're at.” Airborn: Last question, how can you best describe the status of KSI now from what it was in the late 2000s? Koda: “The status of KSI now versus back in the late 2000's is growing. Recovering. We took a pretty decent hit back in 2008 and again in 2011 when both United and Fuzzymeep's KSI communities split from us. What appeared to have been the end of this group turned out to just be a learning experience. We persevered, and we still come back strong. We may not be at the numbers when we were all one, but we are still one family. Even the other folks (Fuzzy's and United), we're still one family. We may not live in the same house anymore, and we may hate each other's guts from time to time, but we're still one family with the same name. K.S.I. Not many people think that way, but I hope in time we come to terms with all of us and agree to move back together for a common cause.” In an Interview with Nex Addo Airborn: When you first joined KSI, how was Clan Operations run? Nex: “When I first joined ClanOPS it was pretty much ran the same way. Not much of a difference just more divisions, more directors, more of a lot of things going on.” Airborn: How were the leadership positions organized? Nex: “My memory is fuzzy and since I left ClanOps after a time it changed a few times. So as best as possible it was a joint union with senior leader ship and possible board of directors.” Airborn: Looking back do you wish that KSI back in the day had an actual Web Operations department like we do now? Nex: “Today we have a organized system of checks and balances. With myself making decisions only in the web departments with huge changes going with me and it then forums changes like how admins work and such to the admins and ClanOps I work with BT and the seniors. Of course though jazz is a huge part. So in the long run I love how it is ran now even if I was not here and retired end of the end of the year so. No do I wish it were different back then? Unsure since so many changes were being made and I was left to my own device in the past. I wasn’t bothered much and as long as I was successful then it was fine. Since WebOps has gotten together and talked and kept in communication I think it has done much better.” Airborn: Last question, How do you think the current Web Operations department would have helped or hurt KSI back then? Nex: “I think Web Operations is a huge thing that helps KSI Global. Gives us the opportunity to reach new and amazing horizons. We have potential to work with partners, goals, and events. I think WebOps has always been good even if there have been issues out of it.” As you have heard from these longtime KSI members, KSI is always going through changes and thats what makes us the greatest Gaming Community ever on any console.
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    Sega Genesis Flashback

    Have you ever played the old Sega Genesis gaming system? If not you will get a chance with the new; revamped Sega Genesis flashback console. A new console being released in September from AtGames. The console itself will have 85 built-in titles, along with also having a cartridge port that will support all original Sega Genesis cartridges. Which is something that Nintendo’s throwback console greatly lacked after its release... Something that could greatly help it sell is that it looks relatively like the original Sega Genesis which could attract collectors. The gaming system also comes with two Genesis style 2.4GHZ wireless controllers, but also for ancient gamers it comes with 2 controller ports for gamers who like using classic wired controllers. The console also features a 720p HDMI output and scan line filtering which could greatly increase the graphics of the system. AtGames is hoping not to fail in the gaming market like the Nintendo NES Classic did, having to discontinue production earlier this year
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