The Law of ‘Unintended Consequences’

We in business can learn valuable lessons from other walks of life. We can learn from sports. From the military. From the arts. There are many facets of this wild and unpredictable thing called “life” from which the business community can glean applicable learnings. One of the best lessons comes from the game of chess — because nothing better prepares us to understand the concept of “unintended consequences” in every move we make.

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Why Physical Fitness is Key to your Career

I started my professional career as a corporate fitness instructor for Procter & Gamble USA in 1983. I was on the cutting edge of this notion of “corporate wellness” and was paid $5/hour to train executives on diet, exercise, and stress management, in a very progressive company that was on the front end of what would eventually become a global trend.

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The Horror of Sexual Harassment

When are we going to put an end to the ‘penis principle’ — the need of some male leaders to abuse their position and power, simply to fulfill the whims of their penis? A few months back, I had a coffee with a former employee of 10 years ago. We got around to talking about a dark period in her career, about five years back, when she was the victim of continued sexual harassment from a senior leader in her company.

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Dear Donald Trump Supporters…

I know that this entire political arena has become vitriolic, full of hatred and name-calling, insults flying to and fro. Well, to start off, I am not going to insult you or call you stupid. I know many Trump supporters. While there may be a rough profile of a Trump supporter, I know many who come from every nook and cranny of US society. Smart people. Successful people. Great parents to their children. Loving brothers and sisters. God-fearing, good people. You can’t ever paint an entire group of people with the same brush. I know if you are reading this, you have your reasons for supporting Donald Trump.

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The Secret to Success: The Overload Principle

My professional life started out as an exercise physiologist for P&G executives in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1984. And physiology, like all sciences, has clear principles that dictate the science. On day one, hour one, of any physiology course, the student will learn about the most important principle of human physiology. It’s called the “overload principle.”

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