If you’d like to learn how to be more successful in working with your union and your workers’ compensation program, all you simply need to do is follow the actions of President Trump and the do the exact opposite. Hello. My name is Michael Stack. I’m the CEO of AMAXX, and this past weekend was a very interesting and public display of working with a group in a union type environment and something that we can learn from.
President Trump Condemned NFL & Caused Dramatic Response
Let’s talk about what happened. On Friday, President Trump gives a speech and he says that the NFL players that have been kneeling or sitting down during the anthem, during the National Anthem, before the games should be fired. He condemned those actions and said those owners should fire them immediately and fans should walk out of the stadium. On the other side of this equation is the players’ rights to free speech, their right to peaceful protest.
Now, whether you’re a huge supporter of Trump, or whether you completely oppose everything that he says and does, on this particular issue, I happen to agree with President Trump. I think that we should honor our flag. I think that we should be standing during the National Anthem, respecting those that paid the ultimate price to give us that freedom, which we so often take for granted. But, while I don’t agree with their actions in doing that, I respect their ability to do it. When you look at what happened, the condemning of the NFL and the players, the response by the owners and the coaches and the players was that all 32 teams participated in a protest this past weekend. All 32 teams participated in a protest this past weekend in response to those comments, because what happened is, those comments changed the conversation, changed the reasoning behind those actions. Because my bet is, many of those players, many of those coaches, many of those owners, are probably somewhat on this side, and they may even agree with President Trump’s statements to some degree, or they were undecided prior to making those statements.
Adopt Us & Them Attitude
But, the statements that he made changed the conversation between honoring the flag versus free speech. He changed it to us versus them, and it forced those players, owners, and coaches to respond and band together in opposition to those comments. So, I challenge you in your organization to look at your union relationship. Is your attitude, is your communication fostering this us versus them dichotomy? Or, is it more an, us and them? Once you can change the conversation to: How can we work together to create a better outcome for both parties? You will never be as successful as you could be. Again, I’m Michael Stack, CEO of AMAXX, and remember your work today in workers’ compensation can not only have a dramatic impact on your company’s bottom line, but it will have a dramatic impact on someone’s life, so be great.
Author Michael Stack, CEO Amaxx LLC. He is an expert in workers compensation cost containment systems and helps employers reduce their work comp costs by 20% to 50%. He works as a consultant to large and mid-market clients, is co-author of Your Ultimate Guide To Mastering Workers Comp Costs, a comprehensive step-by-step manual of cost containment strategies based on hands-on field experience, and is founder & lead trainer of Amaxx Workers’ Comp Training Center. .
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