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Rick recommends….

I’m excited to recommend to you an excellent new book by Keith Rosen, Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions. He’s got a special offer going, and if you take him up on it, when you buy the book at a discount, you will recieve access to a whole host of valuable bonuses from some of the…
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April 15, 2008 0

Dealing with Pushy Bosses

As a follow-up to my recent postings on dealing with the vague boss, it seems appropriate to talk tough about the tough talking boss as well.  (Here is Part 1 and Part 2 of that post.) But first, let’s put it in context. An effective boss or manager has a good overview of organizational vision…
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March 12, 2008 0

Interesting story in the Seattle Times

I saw the following linked story in the Seattle Times online edition today, and I think it represents the first story of its kind in quite a while. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004024299_miracle20m0.html The story is titled “Teen’s death hastened by practitioner who had bogus diplomas” and was written by Christine Willmsen and Michael J. Berens, both Seattle Times…
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November 4, 2007 0

Authority by Degrees

This morning I spoke with the niece of a friend about her next steps in pursuing her education. She’s interested in getting a degree in nutrition, but wants something more than the conventional nutritional education offered in most institutes of higher learning. I gave her my usual warning about watching out for the con artist…
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August 30, 2007 0

Dealing with the pain of put downs

I received this request for help just the other day. “Dear Dr. Rick, Is there any reason why a person feels happy seeing another person unhappy? My husband loves to see me sad, I can feel the pleasure in his eyes. When I´m happy, he finds a way to put me down. Is this a…
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July 20, 2007 1

Agri Culture

Just got this in my inbox, from OrganicConsumers.org.  It turns out that the National Academy of Sciences published a study that indicts pesticide use on decreasing crop yields by a third.  Apparently, pesticides are killing helpful soil bacteria necessary for health growth.  Am I surprised?  Not even a little.  We eat organic food whenever possible,…
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July 12, 2007 0