No: The Most Powerful Little Word

No: A negative response to a request or declaration.  I recall a few years ago talking with a high-level executive…

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Martial Arts and Cultural Appropriation

Culture- The integrated pattern of beliefs, patterns, and norms endemic of a particular group originating from similar characteristics such as…

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Efficiency, Competence, and the USPS

Efficiency:  A standard of performance that uses the least amount of effort to achieve the highest amount of result. Incompetence: The inability to…

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The United States of Guyana

The United States of Guyana There is a better than average chance that many people today that read this blog…

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Misery Loves Company

Misery loves company. You’ve probably heard an older member of your family or your social circle use this phrase at…

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Self-Protection and Machiavelli

A requirement I maintain for my Black Belts is to read certain books from a list that I have found…

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Sticks, Stones, and Weak Bones

“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” -Malcolm X Those who know me well, personally and professionally,…

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If You See Something, Say Something

If you see something, say something. This mantra became part of the American lexicon in the aftermath of 9/11. Suffice…

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Timing

I am not lost on the irony that I am two days late in regard to when I usually spend…

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Pushing When Pulled

When they push, you pull. When they pull, you push.  This simple statement was one of the core principles taught…

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