Michael Lodge, NCPM: The question has been asked if there can be peace talks established between Ukraine and Russia? I believe there can be but it has to be independent and the US must remain on the sidelines. The US is on the verge of escalating the war of Ukraine - Russia, to involve the United States in a possible nuclear war. Senator Lindsey Graham has led the fight for war in Ukraine with Russia. US leaders have acted recklessly.
BIDEN AND CONGRESS NEED TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT SPENDING CUTS AND THE NATIONAL DEBT
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Know Your Business
Michael Lodge, NCPM, CRTP - What happens in the next few hours in Congress will tell us if we have people on our sides, or people against us. Currently what we have in Congress is a majority on the Republican side that can't even decide who will be the speaker of the house. That creates a show of chaos as there is internal fighting going on. What do we need in a speaker?
We need a republican that is as nasty and mean as Pelosi. One who will fight back, argue well, lead well, and unite his majority. Keven McCarthy I am afraid is not that person. He has no back bone, he sounds and acts like a democrat with an "R" by his name. If he becomes speaker we will not have unity in the GOP congress. We should step away from those members of Congress from California and New York. California is viewed as a liberal state, even if you claim you are a conservative republican. There are no conservative in California or New York. Or at lease until they prove themselves. The best bet would be to elect a speaker that is from another state, a conservatives state, that will fight for conservative values.
In business, with a liberal congress , we have been hit hard with inflation from overspending and increasing taxes. As of January 1, 2023 we have a lot of new taxes that will affect the inflation on living in the United States. Heating our homes, gas, transportation, food has increased so much that Americans are now making those hard decision. Do I keep my business open or do I close it. Do I cut back on gasoline so I can feed my family. Credit card debt is the highest in history because wages have not kept up with inflation, and nor can it.
What happens in the choice of speaker makes a big difference on what happens going forward. The republicans have a lot of work to do, no more chit chat, it means getting to work. But to do that, you need a strong leader.
IT'S A TOUGH BUSINESS LIFE: I sat down with a healthcare client via zoom, who is in California, the other day and heard a voice that sounded like he was about to lose everything he had worked for. Skilled nursing facility that he had a contract with is going to cut him out of a contract and bring in their own team of PT's. When SNFS are hurting they sell and in comes new management with new teams. So we sat down and planned what he needed to do to survive and to have to bring in other sources of revenue. We are seeing this more and more as the pandemic and a chaotic recession hits businesses. There are options. We as business advisors need to explore those options with our clients. If you are in California, own a hospital or skilled nursing facility, and need a group to handle your PT, PTA, OT, OTA, Speech needs, let me know.
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Business Leadership Never Goes Woke!
Michael Lodge, NCPM, CRTP - over the past few months we have had a good example of what not to do in business by reading and understanding what went wrong in Twitter. Leadership was ignored as they adopted a "woke", "cancel culture political" environment. Twitter employees goal was to use their power to destroy others, and the real business side of Twitter was kicked to the side and forgotten.
We have leaned that when businesses become woke they create conflict within their companies and externally with vendors and the public at large. Conflict costs money and wasted time of employees. They don't know who to turn to, who to trust, and time is gone because they don't know what to do. So from being an excellent employee they become the employee who does nothing. Positive voices and action become silent and the woke environment takes over. Good leaders are afraid to step in when they are needed most. They become afraid and stop leading.
Woke is not ethical. Woke is not productive. Woke never makes money for the company. Woke never creates new ideas. Woke creates failure for a business to be a business. Let's look at some of the leadership qualities that is needed to LEAD.
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Michael Lodge is a Nationally Certified Professional Mediator specializing in business disputes, as well as family conflicts. He has written three books and hosts an international podcast on IHeartRadio and other podcast media stations.