Martial Arts is Leadership
The more articles that I read about leadership, the more I keep hearing them repeat the core principles of the martial arts and a few deeper concepts. Even the big notables like Deepak Chopra speak about these principles and probably don’t realize it. They use different words to describe the characteristics and suggest that (academic) […]
Zero Sum Game = Failure
An enjoyable article that made sense… The Best Talk I’ve Ever Slept Through After several tries, I couldn’t find anything “smart” to add. I enjoyed the points made in the article and the stories used to illustrate the points. In the end, the material still seemed to be mostly the martial arts principles in different […]
The following quote struck me as I read the article on LinkedIn — Ed McFarland offered, “Takers view life as a zero sum game, they keep score and concern themselves over who got what. Givers see life as anything but a zero sum game, they give and help, not because of any immediate gratification, but […]
Getting hit in the head…a wake-up call?
This is a good article about being able to live life away from the company. http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130815154057-7898280-stepping-away-so-others-can-step-up?trk=tod-home-art-medium_0 At the end, he asks what plans have been made for stepping away from your company. I’ve thought about that a few times. As a security supervisor, my goal beyond having a quality staff who could handle everything was […]
How about a compliment?
Last night’s sparring class brought up the topic of head contact and the consequences of it. No, I’m not talking about how bad it is nor about all the safety equipment to protect students. I’m not going to argue the necessity of safety equipment. The medical evidence about concussions puts light and science on that. […]
More than just a building
How much praise do you need? Are you willing to train without hearing compliments? Can you spend hours, even years, developing your technique and increasing you understanding? My old school training says: 1) teach technique 2) encourage development and continued training 3) explain application once understanding has started 4) encourage more training 5) teach more […]
Over the past few weeks, I’ve received calls from three collections companies looking for White Tiger Martial Arts. Not for anything about our school or programs, though. I took a couple calls to figure out that the calls were for a now defunct Taekwondo school in the Metro area. They had burst on the scene […]