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Positive Persuasion

on 8/28/20 10:10 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | Leadership Communication
Mental Martial Arts The great martial artist masters never go looking for a fight. Their greatness allows them to know how to end a fight before it begins. They are able to control their emotions, actions, and physical talent to avoid being drawn into a situation where no real winner would emerge. As leaders, we have the opportunity to put on our black belt and show our own martial arts skills . . . MENTAL MARTIAL ARTS. It begins when we show an almost "Zen-like" nature when faced with a conflict. What is the response to an irate employee, customer, or even a spouse? Do you heighten their irritation and respond in a negative manner? Or do you rise above it, and allow your calmness to defuse their anger? The leader able to do the latter has mastered the true art of leadership by mastering themselves. You gain the respect of those around you when you are not drawn into conflict.
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Mastering Fear Part 2

  Click here to register for the webinar. "The important thing to remember is that, no matter what the life setting, asking and answering good questions is essential in achieving success and in providing support to help others succeed." Dr. Bob Maurer, MASTERING FEAR HELP! I want to share a sad story, and I would like to do it in a unique way. Would you please help me in writing it, and, if we collaborate successfully, we may be able to give it a happy ending? It is sad for so many reasons. Sad because it does not need to happen. Sad because when it happens, it not only has a devastating effect on the person it is happening to, but it has the potential to devastate any number of people connected with that person. Sad because it is so recognizable in others, yet almost impossible to detect when looking at ourselves. Sad because when you read the story, you may unfortunately think I am talking about someone else, and I am not. Our story could start out like any other, so let's see how our co-authorship goes.
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Mastering Fear Part 1

on 8/7/20 10:08 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | Fear
Click here to register for the webinar. There are books we read because someone gives them to us and suggests we should read them. There are also the books we go back and read again and again because we found advice that helped us in the past and confidently go back to read them to help us in the present. Then there are those books and authors we truly enjoy because they are simple to understand, and the message is so sincere and straightforward as you read or listen to them, that you feel you're talking with a friend. The two books I've enjoyed by Dr. Robert Maurer have been that way. 
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The Reality of Fear

Fear in different degrees is something everyone deals with every day, and it's our ability to recognize and face our fears that allows us to grow and move forward. Whether it is the youngster leaving Mom for the first day of Kindergarten or deciding to climb on that two-wheel bike one more time, growth and accomplishment come with the courage to take the next uncomfortable step. What about the decision to go to college and declare a major, start a new job, sign a mortgage on a house, commit to a lifelong relationship, start a business, make decisions as a single parent, care for elderly parents, face sickness and tragedy. . . .
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SUDDEN CHANGE

on 7/24/20 9:55 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | Leadership
The first time I heard the term SUDDEN CHANGE, I knew it had so much potential to be applied and understood in business. Zach Boren was on a roll, and the phone was about to jump out of my hand as he passionately gave examples of SUDDEN CHANGE going on in his company. I could tell from the conversation that he knew that his team must continue to learn how to respond to it if they were going to reach the potential they are capable of. Zach is the leader of BOREN BROTHERS, a fast-growing and very successful company in the waste industry located in Columbus, Ohio. His brothers, Justin and Jacoby, lead GrassGroomers, an equally successful and fast-growing company in the landscape and snow and ice profession. All three brothers had the unique opportunity to gain their work ethic, leadership skills, and competitive spirit where few people have the privilege to learn it: on the football field. Each of the brothers created their own uniquely successful careers that led them all the way to starting positions on championship teams with the Ohio State Buckeyes football program. After that particular call with Zach, I was intrigued with the concept of SUDDEN CHANGE and have caught myself several times discussing it with other business leaders.
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