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  • Trump – Full Speed in Reverse?
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on September 13, 2017. By and large, society has moved from being nomadic to being agricultural and then to being industrial and now to the phase of being postindustrial or information-based. How would you like if a leader in England protested the industrialization of England and…
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  • The Important Characteristics of the Entrepreneur Role
    In this video, Dr. Adizes discusses the important characteristics of the Entrepreneur, who he now refers to as Creative Contributors. He presents 3 questions to ask to discern whether someone is a “good” entrepreneur and will be an asset to the organization or if they will be more likely to create negative energy.
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  • Motivating Employees
    In many companies, the expectation is for workers to go to work, don’t ask questions, and to work efficiently. The workers do not see the result of their efforts or interact with the customer, which often times caused discontent. In this video, Dr. Adizes discusses a better way, what he calls the terms “Bring the…
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  • Dealing With Difficult Personalities
    In this video, Dr. Adizes discusses a real-life example of an executive who was very bright and creative, but no one wanted to work with him due to his harsh management style. Many organizations have individuals like this. Hear what course of action Dr. Adizes recommends when dealing with difficult personalities.
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  • The Four Factors for Creating a Culture of Mutual Trust and Respect
    Achieving integration in your organization requires having a culture of mutual trust and respect (MTR). In this video, Dr. Adizes describes how the 11 phases of the Adizes methodology enable you to build a culture of MTR, and articulates the 4 factors necessary to achieve it.
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  • Understanding the Mind-Set of a Company Founder
    In this video, Dr. Adizes discusses what is going on in the mind of a company’s founder and provides insight into the best way to interact with him or her. He uses a real-life example to illustrate his point.
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  • The Key to Successful Strategic Planning
    Watch this video to learn that although strategic planning has its value, companies must be careful of strictly adhering to the plan and becoming too rigid. Successful organizations must have a structure which enables them to be both effective and efficient in the short and long run. Hear Dr. Adizes discuss these concepts in more…
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  • The Formula of Success for Any Organization
    This video discusses the formula of success, whether it be in their personal life, in family, in their company or in their country. Dr. Adizes’ formula is external integration divided by internal DISintegration, and this video explores what these concepts mean and answers the question of how this formula can predict success.
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  • Playing Solitaire
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on September 06, 2017. Have you ever played solitaire? If you have not, do so to learn an important lesson about management and life in general. This exercise is especially valuable if you are a Type E personality. In this game, you start with a deck of cards…
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  • How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on August 30, 2017. When people ask me what is my biggest achievement, they expect me to speak about my eighteen honorary doctorates or about my twenty books in twenty-six languages or anything else from my professional career. Or maybe about my family life that I have the…
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  • Not Goodbye, Baku
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on August 23, 2017. Apparently, one is never too old to fall in love again, and I fell in love with Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Actually, with the country of Azerbaijan. You can walk the city of Baku for hours and not be bored. Every hundred steps…
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  • On Happiness or Lack of It
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on August 16, 2017. Pursuit of happiness is a right given to us by the American constitution. Is there any sane human being who does not yearn to be happy and continuously so? Seeking and living a life of pleasure might make you happy in the short run…
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  • Women are Different
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on August 09, 2017. I read somewhere; do not try to count the stars. It cannot be done. And do not try to understand women. You will not succeed. Well, I think I got an insight which I hope will help me in my marriage and could be…
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  • Zionism: Quo Vadis
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on August 03, 2017. I feel that Zionism as initially conceived has run its course. It is in need for review to reconsider its mission and political platform. Let me explain. Zionism was created as a reaction to anti-Semitism. Theodor Herzl, the founding father of this movement, being…
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  • The Mother in Law
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on July 26, 2017. Azerbaijan, a traditional Muslim society, culturally very tolerant, has a divorce rate of more than fifty percent. Most of the divorces happen within two to three years after the wedding. Is there an explanation? Whenever I see high rate of divorce or, for that…
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  • Why Jesus, Buddha, or Moses?
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on July 19, 2017. There is a social game that asks the players to decide whom they would most like to have dinner with. They can choose any figure, dead or alive, from any time in history—whoever it is that they find most fascinating. At Christmas…
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  • What is Sales?
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on July 12, 2017 In my consulting work, I have come across a phenomena: Companies believe they have a strong sales department when, in reality, they have none. From an accounting point of view, a sale is when an obligation is created for a buyer to give us…
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  • The Process of Aging
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on July 05, 2017 I am following up with a client to see how the succession plan we have devised is working. He says that my advice to honor his father worked extremely well. The company went public in an IPO. The father rang the bell and was…
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  • Too Good, Can Be Not So Good
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on June 28, 2017 Working as a consultant in many countries (58 so far) gives me an opportunity to see, first hand, how culture impacts managerial behavior. I have been writing in my blog about the culture in Russia and those countries that were under the…
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  • Barriers to Healthy Marriage
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on June 21, 2017.  Partners in marriage need to talk, to share past experiences and future aspirations; to prevent emerging problems and solve pressing crisis’. Talk when? In the past, the “partners meeting” used to take place during meal time and at night when partners went…
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  • Open vs Closed Communication
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on June 07, 2017. I just learned something valuable from a trainer in Israel, Esti Harlev, about open vs closed communication. I want to share it with you. Have you ever experienced the following , someone is telling you something and you kind of close up.…
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  • On Terror
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on June 07, 2017. Terrorist drove a car into a pedestrian street and department store in Sweden. Many dead and wounded. People are aghast. In Norway, they discovered a bomb that luckily did not explode yet. People are shocked but this is what is happening, not…
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  • The New Man
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on May 31, 2017. I recently overheard a woman’s reaction to Barak Obama’s farewell talk: “This is a real man,” she said excitedly. “That is how a man should be: Sensitive. Caring. Considerate. See how he admires his wife.” I consider Obama very (I), to use…
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  • Where to Pray
    I went to church this past Sunday. I went to church although I am Jewish. I did not open the prayer book, I just closed my eyes and meditated. Why did I go? I went because I believe that reintegrating ourselves with God in solitude does not reinforce our spirituality in the same way that…
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  • Make America Great Again, Huh?
    Here are some statistics I believe most of the people do not know. I did not. In America, people with mental illness die on average 25 years (TWENTY-FIVE YEARS) earlier than average Americans. (1) TWO MILLION Americans live with the illness of schizophrenia, but only a third of these individuals receive treatment. Disproportionate number of…
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  • My Pain
    I inherited high blood pressure from my mother. Doctor put me on blood pressure medication. No one got too concerned. Should have. No doctor, and I had several because I was moving cities, warned me that blood pressure can impact my kidneys. And the kidneys were not well. I had protein in my urine which…
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  • A Paradigm Shift In Leadership Theory is Needed
    This blog post was featured in the Huffington Post on May 02, 2017. The Existent Paradigm Western theories and practices of management are spreading around the world like wildfire. American titans of industry are putting in writing their practice of management, or leadership, as Lee Iacocca and Welsh have done, and their books are being translated…
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  • Form Over Function: The Loss of Common Sense
    I am standing at an intersection. A red light tells me not to cross. I look left and right. I can see clearly that there are no cars coming from any direction for miles. Still, I stand there and wait for the light to change. I wonder, “Who is the boss here?” Is it me,…

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