Stress Management, On-site Chair Massage and Authenticity in the Workplace

The #1 Corporate Chair Massage Company in the United States is where I work every day. I like to be an effective leader. As a teacher and mentor am I often asked by students, associates and clients to especially at corporate wellness fairs to speak about authenticity in the workplace, especially concerning leadership issues and stress management.

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Authentic leadership is an approach to leadership that emphasizes building the leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers which value their input and are built on an ethical foundation. Generally, authentic leaders are positive people with truthful self-concepts who promote openness. By building trust and generating enthusiastic support from their subordinates, authentic leaders are able to improve individual and team performance. This concept has been fully embraced by many of the most effective leaders and leadership coaches. Many of these individuals view authentic leadership as an alternative to leaders who emphasize profit and share price over people and ethics. Authentic leadership is a growing area of study in academic research on leadership which has recently grown from obscurity to the beginnings of a fully mature concept.That said, many foundational papers on this topic have recently been retracted or called into question because of issues surrounding the reporting of data and the inability of the authors to produce their original data.

One of the ways people can become more authentic is through on-site and seated corporate chair massage. When a person get a neck and back massage many of the knots and stress points that create inauthenticity and fear are dissolved.

 

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Still always being authentic is not always the best thing in the stress filled office.   Here is a great article that discusses this.

* Being “authentic” on your job is not always the best thing – http://www.cision.com/us/resources/white-papers/targeted-outreach-turn-influencers-into-brand-advocates/?clid=whitepaper-ty

Below is a chair massage demo that shows techniques our corporate chair massage therapists use to massage their  clients’ upper back, shoulders, and neck — using elbows and forearms, with minimal use of the thumbs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNNSDH-0bZk

To learn more about having Onsite and seated chair massage for your staff and clients go to http://www.eventschairmassage.com

 

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Lewis Harrison – RealUGuru, is a writer, mentor, success and wealth coach, content-rich, motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur specializing in problem solving and strategizing  based on game thinking, applied game theory and Game Thinking.

 

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He is the author of over twenty-two books published in five languages.

  

Don’t forget to tune to the RealUGuru Radio show every Thursday 4-6 PM EST  at WIOX 91.3 FM or on your smart device at WIOXRadio.org.

WIOX is a diverse station that broadcasts original programming including presentation from NPR, the BBC, Democracy Now etc.

If you are interested in business success in the 21st Century in the arts or in any other endeavor you need to read Lewis’ recently published business books.

You can find books on game theory and business success here:

http://www.realuguru.com/products/printed-books/building-your-business-in-the-new-digital-reality/

http://www.realuguru.com/products/printed-books/gamification-for-business/

This course and all the offerings on http://www.RealUGuru.com  focus on the application of applied game thinking, gamification, decision science, positive psychology, happiness,  and visionary thinking to solve basic, complex and extreme problems. He is the creator of a free course on business success and human potential.

Here is a short interview with Lewis;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp4DtXpPBeM

Today’s stress management blog is supported by a grant from Events  Chair Massage –www.EventschairMasssage.com –  a company that offers Corporate Chair Massage and Stress Management Services to meeting planner, event planners, party planners and HR for Trade show booths throughout the United States.

 

 

 

Mr. Trump! We Don’t Talk Like That in America

I often write about  great thinkers and visionaries. Most of these are from the past but I read a superb article this morning by the award winning journalist Zaheed Zakaria about American values and the threat of Donald Trump’s ideas to these values.  

I was at a conference with my stress management team including a group of chair massage therapists from www.eventschairmassage.com.

A few of the attendees were secular Muslim friends of mine who were pretty freaked out by the thing Trump has been saying and they shared the article with me. I read it and I knew immediately that I had to share the article with my readers.  

I have worked directly with Donald Trump. I traveled to over twenty cities including L.A.,  Dallas, San Francisco and others as part of the Learning Annex Real Estate Expo’s that he was part of and ran the “VIP” area for those events for over three years.

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Trump always seemed like a sensible guy even if arrogant and self involved. It went with the territory. “Show Biz” as they say.

 

Now it seems he has crossed the line into mean spiritedness, and bigotry.

 

He is using imagery and a type of speech and behavior that is so much against our inclusive culture that many influential conservative Christian evangelists find it offensive.

 

We have something special in America. In spite of the complexity of politics, the disagreements about government, political parties, guns, abortion rights, and more,  one thing that is not acceptable is bigotry based on a person’s religious affiliation

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“An “Evil” pebble thrown into the pond ripples beyond the intentions of the person who threw it”.

           Lewis Harrison

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Here is a bit about Mr. Zakaria.  His clear article and articulate article is below the bio.

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria (born January 20, 1964) is an Indian-born American journalist and author. He is the host of CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria GPS and writes a weekly column for The Washington Post. He has been a columnist for Newsweek, editor of Newsweek International, and an editor-at-large of Time. He is the author of five books, three of them international bestsellers, and the co-editor of one.  

 http://www.newsmax.com/FareedZakaria/Donald-Trump-2016-Elections/2015/12/11/id/705408/?ns_mail_uid=96377037&ns_mail_job=1646164_12112015&s=al&dkt_nbr=owwwogbf

 

 

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Click below to observe a nine minute video interview Lewis  did with the Award winning journalist Phyllis Haynes on why  people suffer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp4DtXpPBeM

 

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Lewis Harrison is the author of sixteen books including

“Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Times” a book of  concerned with personal development, human potential, stress reduction and business excellence.

 

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Order his book by clicking below:

http://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Not-Religious-Sacred-AskLewis-com/dp/1499150547

Or type these words on you search engine subject line “spiritual not religious Harrison amazon”

 

You can reach him at LewisCoaches@gmail.com

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A NOTE FROM LEWIS HARRISON ABOUT HIS FREE COURSE

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I have been contacted by many people who have studied with me over the last four decades. Many have an interest in my current ideas on  personal development and human potential. These notes are being organized into a series of books titled the”Teachings of Lewis Harrison” of which Volume One is “Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Times.

 Based on the positive response to this first Volume in the series I have organized a free course from my 20,000 plus pages of notes on:

 

How to Make Choices, Zen, Mystic Taoism, Game Based Thinking, Quantum Thought, Holistic Medicine and Healing and other areas of interest.

If you want to receive the course just send me an e-mail toLewisCoaches@gmail.com and write “Send Me the Free Course” in the subject line. If you like it and ask for the next lesson I’ll send you another one weekly.

 

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If you are a social networker please “Friend” me, Lewis Harrison on face book “Like”  my page at https://www.facebook.com/AskLewis/ and invite others who might benefit.

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Lewis Harrison speaks to organizations and businesses of all types and offers seminars throughout the world on his work on the art and science of decision making through spiritually motivated  “Game Based Thinking”.

 

 

 

 

He also offers private fee based coaching programs. 

Call him at 212-724-8782 for more information.

 

 

 

His company www.eventsChairMassage.com offers chair massage services to meeting planners, event planners and incentive travel programs.  Massage groups in his massage network offer services in all areas of the United States including: Chair Massage Chicago – Trade Show Massage Washington D.C. – Stress Master Massage Las Vegas – Castro District Corporate Massage San Francisco – Los Angeles Stress management Massage – and The Javits Center Chair Massage Company – Capital Chair Massage Albany NY, New Jersey Meeting Massage, Atlantic City

 

He also offers private fee based coaching programs. 

Call him at 212-724-8782 for more information.

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Lewis Harrison on Privacy Issues and Big Data

One of the important issues that we deal with in Lewis Harrison’s Applied Game Thinking is related to what is ethical or moral concerning privacy issues. Most democratic societies assume a certain right to privacy on the part of the individual. In spite of this personal privacy has been eroding since the late 1800s and has accelerated with the advent of new technologies. The amount of information about you that is available to corporations, governments and other organizations is mind-boggling. Most of this information is not the result of some government or corporate conspiracy or a plot organized by “Big Brother” as described in the book “1984” by George Orwell). Rather it is the result of the ordinary choices that each of us make in daily life. As we interact with the community and society, we are conducting numerous transactions that are being recorded. Maybe we made a phone call, or used a credit or debit card, went on-line to check our e-mail, used a discount card at a supermarket, drove on a highway through a toll booth, used the photo ID on our driver’s license to gain entry or to prove who we are or even researched the book “1984” by George Orwell on-line.
Each of these activities produces data about who we are and what we do. Most of it is recorded, organized and stored. One American Corporation has claimed to have consumer data on 95% of American households. In addition, many companies have some form of electric surveillance of their employees.

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As information gathering and “Big Data” becomes more prevalent in the world the master decision maker sill need to develop knowledge of present changes in technology as well as future trends. It is hard to predict such a thing. As early as the 1990s one could purchase a tiny microphone capable of recording a whispered conversation from across a street. Cameras become smaller all of the time and many technologies are merging. And then there is biometrics – the science and technology of measuring and statistically analyzing biological data.
Anyone can get the tools to invade your personal life and if you are on the “grid” even once than consider your privacy to be “toast”.
Of course there is some recourse for all this snooping. In recent years a new element has entered the field of information management. Rather than getting access to information the goal is to keep others from our information. There has been much debate between those who wish to enact privacy of information laws and those want to be buy and sell it as they please. It seems that in the end anyone can create walls to protect information and highly skilled hackers can breach those walls.
An interesting solution to this tug of war between “Big Data” and privacy was purposed in the 1990s book by David Brin, “The Transparent Society.” Brin, a Physicist and Science fiction writer, points out that as much as ordinary individuals fear the loss of privacy through technology, governments and the most wealthy and powerful individuals and corporations have the same exact fear, even if for different reasons. His solution is to simply do away with all restrictions. As crazy as this might sound and as unlikely as it is ever to pass, most people and most organizations – private or governmental have something to hide.
Brin points out that privacy is doomed and transparency would give all of us the power to know who knows what about us and thus keep those in power from abusing that power. I am sure there are many valid arguments against Brin’s idea, it is presented in general terms so he doesn’t discuss what would happen to “transparency violators, or how they would be held accountable. There is also the obstacle of the age we live in (the early part of the 21st century). A time where violent criminals, as well as economic, political and religious terrorists have learned to use informational technology to further less than ethical or moral agendas. Nevertheless it would make an interesting conversation I am sure.

Of course the point can be made that if everyone has access to the same information this would serve as a deterrent to those who would violate the common laws of “information courtesy.” A similar point is made by those who believe in the right to bear arms. If everyone has the freedom to own a weapon those with bad intentions are deterred from using their weapons to harm others out of the awareness that others with arms would use their weapons against the violator. Of course there are many arguments as well against the validity of this type of thinking.

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So ultimately the question is this, “is it best to limit access to our private information, or better to have total transparency.” There is a saying, “Just because I am paranoid, doesn’t mean there isn’t someone out to get me.” There is no easy answer to the dilemma of information dispersal and how it may serve us or harm us. The more information any of us has, the more power we have access to. Privacy seems like a logical idea. After all do we really want a database that has our DNA stored it, even if it is a useful tool for fighting disease or crime? Yet it seems that no matter how secure information may be someone with a strong enough intention will somehow get to it. Since information is power, we always have the choice to limit the actions we take that leaves a paper or digital trail. This is an important issue for individuals, governments, and international organizations of all types and forms.

Question:
Do you know how to use information for power and influence? If not how would you make the world a better place with
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Click below to observe a nine minute video interview Lewis did with the Award winning journalist Phyllis Haynes on why people suffer:

Lewis Harrison is the author of sixteen books including
“Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Times” a book of concerned with personal development, human potential, stress reduction and business excellence.

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Order his book by clicking below:
http://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Not-Religious-Sacred-AskLewis-com/dp/1499150547

Or type these words on you search engine subject line “spiritual not religious Harrison amazon”

You can reach him at LewisCoaches@gmail.com
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A NOTE FROM LEWIS HARRISON ABOUT HIS FREE COURSE
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I have been contacted by many people who have studied with me over the last four decades. Many have an interest in my current ideas on personal development and human potential. These notes are being organized into a series of books titled the”Teachings of Lewis Harrison” of which Volume One is “Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Times.

Based on the positive response to this first Volume in the series I have organized a free course from my 20,000 plus pages of notes on:

How to Make Choices, Zen, Mystic Taoism, Game Based Thinking, Quantum Thought, Holistic Medicine and Healing and other areas of interest.

If you want to receive the course just send me an e-mail toLewisCoaches@gmail.com and write “Send Me the Free Course” in the subject line. If you like it and ask for the next lesson I’ll send you another one weekly.

 

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If you are a social networker please “Friend” me, Lewis Harrison on face book “Like” my page at https://www.facebook.com/AskLewis/ and invite others who might benefit.
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Lewis Harrison speaks to organizations and businesses of all types and offers seminars throughout the world on his work on the art and science of decision making through spiritually motivated “Game Based Thinking”

He also offers private fee based coaching programs.
Call him at 212-724-8782 for more information.