Low gear leadership

Posted by Mark Sorrels on January 1, 2000
Category: Blog, Inspiration, Leadership

Many leaders are persons who function at a blazing pace. Most leaders want to move faster than do followers. So, what is the proper speed of leadership? There are times that call for leaders to work at a brisk pace. The danger of moving too fast however, is that the leader may end up pushing the followers instead of leading them. There are times when a leader must work at a fast pace. There are times when a leader must work at a moderate pace. And there are times when a leader needs to be in low gear. The wise

Chronic Pain Solutions

Posted by Daniel Twogood on January 1, 2000
Category: Blog, Health, Pain Management

If you, or anyone you know, suffers with chronic pain, you are not alone. In fact, 47% of all Americans suffer with some form of chronic pain (Huff Post). Conventional medicine is ineffective in eliminating chronic pain, and so is every other alternative treament—this is by definition. We all know what pain is—it’s casued by inflammation, it hurts for a while, then it goes away. Sometimes we need help with an owie–ice, heat, drugs, a chiropractor, massage, acupunture, surgery, or just time and rest. But regular pain goes away, and we go on with life.  

Chronic Pain

For many years [over 20] I have studied and researched early childhood sexual abuse and its harrowing trauma.  My studies have taken me to places that have challenged, frightened, angered, and offended me.  I have counseled persons who were victims of incest, spousal rape, both episodic and tenacious long term abuse.  I have counseled persons whose souls were wrapped around a false sense of culpability and blame for their victimization. They can see themselves as less than others, and more remarkably not fully human.  In some sense the abuse  created within the victims a mythic sense of self.  Virginia Wolfe,

The Seven Deadly Business Sins

Posted by Sanford Kahn on January 1, 2000
Category: Blog, Sales

We are all sinners – at least in the business sense.  And, it is hard not to be a business sinner today.  In our current pell-mell state of rushing about putting out current “business fires” it would be beyond the capacity of mere mortals not to make one or more of the so-called business sins.  Knowledge of these seven great business sins will not make you perfect, but can allow you to be a better business manager.  


If you maximize your profit margins, you’ll also maximize your competition.  High margins mean your competition

And find ways to get the non-contributor to contribute more. What do you do when you have someone dominating in your meetings? Don’t try to “change” the person who dominates the meeting. Their contributions are potentially valuable. Instead, focus your attention on the meeting participants that are contributing less. Below are some suggestions to get folks to contribute more. Pick what works best for you and your situation.

  • Directly asking the relative passive contributor questions related to the agenda items in the meetings.

The best way to maximize your time is with one simple question. What is the most important thing I could be doing with my time right now to get me closer to my goals?  This is a powerful question to ask when your schedule opens up or an appointment cancels. This is a great question to ask at the completion of one task and before the start of another. This is a great thought to hold when employees and/or coworkers want to interupt you. It is also very useful to ask it first thing in the morning before you start

Selling for Gold

Posted by Dion Harding on January 1, 2000
Category: Blog, Motivation, Sales

It is Sunday, August 12, and it has been two weeks since I have been on the internet for fear of spoiling my Olympic fix for the night.  What I found is that I am not alone.  Of the 2.4 billion people around the world that watched the Olympics, there were several others who did not want to know results and those that did. Either way, the Olympics is the single largest event that unifies the world. Perhaps, the most perplexing concept to understand is how people can watch athletes give every ounce of their heart and soul to reach

Why is your dollar worthless?  The answer is because it has no tangible backing.  For over 4000 years of human history the most common backing of currencies was either gold or silver.  The reason why nations for over 40 centuries backed their currencies with gold or silver was that it tied or anchored their currency to the earth.  They could only expand their monetary unit in tandem with the production of gold or silver.  It took monetary control away from the political class to manipulate the supply of money and its eventual debasement. Today, the U.S. dollar is a true

Jiddu  Krisnamurti  (1875-1986), was an Indian writer and speaker of great original power.  I was introduced to his work in a college course on philosophy and religion.  What amazed me then and continues to do so is the manner in which Krishnamurti approached the world and its problems. For instance, he stated the following comment about the world’s seemingly unsolvable problems:  “One can see that ideologies play a tremendous part in the life of man throughout the world and that these ideologies do separate man into groups, the republican and the democrat, the left and the right and so on.

Here are 5 ways people behave in organizations that are the surest path to poor results and lack of accomplishment.   These behaviors are prevalent in most workplaces.  Ineffective leadership allows these behaviors to persist which can harm organizations and lead to lethargy, low morale and poor productivity in the workplace. 1. Practice poor and inappropriate communication Holding discussions by email when face to face communication is needed and the failure to call a face to face meeting or even a video/teleconference call to test perceptions and to gather “free information” often conveyed in body language is a primary offense.  Effective