Prescription painkiller use is at an all time high in America. Eighty percent of the world’s opioid prescriptions are taken in the US, yet we make-up just 4.6 percent of the world’s population. That means we’re consuming 83 painkillers for every one pill the average person takes around the world. So it’s no surprise that a recent lead story on WorkCompWire centered on a
What Type of Ripples Do You Want to Create?
As I have gone through life, I have come appreciate the “ripple effect” and how interconnected the world is. Every action or choice impacts many other people around you and around them. Most of us know the analogy of throwing a rock in a placid lake, where even a small pebble will make ripples. These
If Aristotle Ran General Motors
Centuries ago, Aristotle wrote about the four transcendent virtues — Truth, Beauty, Goodness and Unity. He said these virtues were necessary to achieve good for the individual and society. Author Tom Morris put Aristotle’s philosophies to the test in his book, “If Aristotle Ran General Motors” to see if these four transcendent virtues can be applied to our business world today. Morris claims that
Finally…Something for Big Boned People
Everyone knows that the increase in obesity is one of the largest cost drivers in US healthcare costs. For example, medical treatment for workers’ compensation injuries can cost six to eight times as much with obese patients vs. non-obese. I tend to gain and lose weight a lot (bad, but my reality), so I was particularly
The Path of Least Resistance — It’s Downhill
I often see people follow the “easy” path in life. The “path of least resistance.” They avoid hard work. They avoid responsibility. They get by doing as little as they possibly can in every situation. They may survive for a while. They may fool people for a while. They may charm people for a while.
We all have a lot on our plates these days. Email, cell phones, texts, instant messages, Tweets, and Facebook, all allow constant and instant access to us. This is supposed to increase production, and it does, at times. It also dramatically decreases production on items that require concentration, focus and time to solve issues. It
Leadership Insight from Amazon
With Steve Jobs no longer with us, a lot of people are talking about Jeff Bezos from Amazon as the best CEO out there. This interview points out the six things that they knew in 1997 that have made their results so amazing today. When you have a window of opportunity, go for the jugular