Archive for September, 2012

Climbing in South America Aconcagua

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Aconcagua is the highest peak in South America and the Southern hemisphere. My husband Stan and I have enjoyed climbing many mountains and decided to tackle Aconcagua, without a guide. (more…)

Reaching the Unreachable. Part 3

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Team up with others

Establish collaborations with health professionals, hospitals, clinics and local physicians to develop a more comprehensive health improvement program for patients. Most of these health professionalsare seeing more patients in less time, making it impossible to give the necessary time for exercise and lifestyle-change recommendations. (more…)

Reaching the Unreachable. Part 2

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Identify motivations

In the same health improvement class, more than half of the participants could not identify a strong motivation to become more active and eat healthier. In all of the cases, they knew they were at an increased risk of developing chronic health conditions, and that these conditions could likely lead to premature death. (more…)

Reaching the Unreachable. Part 1

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

At least 60 percent of the U.S. population is not active enough to reap the health benefits associated with regular exercise, and approximately 25 percent of Americans do not engage in any physical activity. Despite innovative programming and equipment, this large group of people appears unreachable. (more…)

What’s Tai Chi Chuan

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Tai Chi Chuan (or T’ai Chi) was first developed by Chang San-Feng, a Taoist priest who lived during the Sung dynasty (960-1279) and the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). He created the movements of Tai Chi Chuan after he witnessed a snake engaged in a fight with a crane. The lasting impression of the snake’s movements inspired him of the movements later known as Tai Chi Chuan. (more…)

Bring on the cold! Dump some snow!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

My snow skis were calling me the other day. Actually, they fell out from behind the water ski and landed me a blow to the forehead as I was heading out on the lake to play. It’s a winter wake up call! (more…)

Imagination is better than knowledge. Part 3

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Changing core competencies
While there is value in concentrating on existing core competencies when they serve the market and the mission, new core competencies will be needed when there is change in market or mission. (more…)

Imagination is better than knowledge. Part 2

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

A theory of the business is based on assumptions — the stuff of imagination. (Of course assumptions should be as realistic and as specific as possible, but they are about the future, of which no one has knowledge.) (more…)

Imagination is better than knowledge. Part 1

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

You may be securely leading your market, but are you falling behind yourself?

“Attaining one’s objectives … is not cause for celebration, it is cause for new thinking.” Peter Drucker included this advice in his 31st article for Harvard Business Review, last fall. Of course, one who is falling short of business objectives will already be aware of the need to do some rethinking. (more…)