Looking Up to Mr. Weiner

Perhaps, businesses would do well to follow the lead of Congressman Weiner. No, not his internet flirting, or his bad-judgment photo texting, or his blatant lies to reporters… but his apology. In the rush to vilify Mr. Weiner and brush aside the whole affair in favor of the latest headline, we may have missed the moral of the story. In the end – albeit prompted by the fact that he was caught red-handed – Weiner apologized. And he did it well.
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Distracted Driver

Distracted Caller Law

Distracted driver laws are a source of heated debate in the United States. Consumer safety groups and law enforcement agencies warn of the dangers of distracted driving, citing statistics made available through the U.S. Government’s Department of Transportation, while users argue that cell phones create no more inherent danger than drive-through restaurants. In all, 34 states (and the District of Columbia) have enacted some form of Distracted Driver legislation, with 8 states specifically outlawing use of hand-held phones while driving. In 2009 alone (most recent Government statistics), 20% of all injury crashes – and 5,474 fatalities – involved distracted driving. And according to one study conducted by the University of Utah, “motorists who talk on handheld or hands-free cellular phones are as impaired as drunken drivers.”
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Gere Roberts Pretty Woman

Why Sales Training Seldom Works

Lots of good-hearted people make a decent living by training sales people. I used to be one of them. So, it’s with a sympathetic heart that I say, “Sales training stinks.”
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