Unemployment Iraqi Style

Written by Virginia Bola, PsyD

Let's put it all into perspective:repparttar U.S. has an unemployment rate hovering at just aboverepparttar 141163 5% level (although much higher in ethnic populations). Iraq has an unemployment rate inrepparttar 141164 75% range.

How on earth do they live?

We are all aware ofrepparttar 141165 difficulties of being out of work -the financial pressures,repparttar 141166 emotional trauma,repparttar 141167 ruin of so many marriages and families, andrepparttar 141168 overall cost to society. The effects of unemployment on personal dreams of success wreak havoc withrepparttar 141169 self-esteem and self-confidence of those without work. In a society that glorifies money, power, and celebrity above all else,repparttar 141170 have-nots carryrepparttar 141171 taint of failure and view themselves as losers. They can no longer compete with their peers, keep up withrepparttar 141172 Joneses, or liverepparttar 141173 lifestyle to which they have aspired for so long.

But if 3 out of 4 of your neighbors, family, and friends are jobless,repparttar 141174 equation changes. You may live in poverty, unsure of whenrepparttar 141175 next meal will materialize, but just about everyone else is inrepparttar 141176 same boat. Begging, bartering, and haggling overrepparttar 141177 exchange of meager basics becomesrepparttar 141178 standard lifestyle. Aspirations of success are tossed aside forrepparttar 141179 more immediate goal of survival. It isrepparttar 141180 few individuals who actually have work and a regular income who arerepparttar 141181 aliens inrepparttar 141182 crowd.

In an economy devastated by war, magnified by an ongoing insurgency, what doesrepparttar 141183 much-touted western world's democracy mean:repparttar 141184 freedom to starve?

A culture in disarray yearns for "the man on horseback." The inequities and internal struggles ofrepparttar 141185 Roman Republic gave birth to a long line of debauched, despotic Emperors. The mass poverty of Russian serfs openedrepparttar 141186 door to Lenin and his monstrous descendant, Stalin. The ruined economy ofrepparttar 141187 Weimar Republic brought usrepparttar 141188 order and security, as well asrepparttar 141189 total evil, of Adolf Hitler. The hedonistic excesses and widespread corruption of Havana produced Fidel Castro. The war-ravaged landscape of Cambodia hatchedrepparttar 141190 Khmer Rouge.


Written by CMOE Development Team

Athletes Versus Employees

Most athletes are young, open to improvement, eager to learn and anxious to receive what a coach can provide. Forrepparttar athlete, there is a defined season and something tangible to compete for. Feedback is automatic, immediate, and specific; and athletes can easily change coaches and/or teams. Employees, onrepparttar 141084 other hand, aren’t as emotionally committed. When have you seen an adult cry or rant and rage when a goal was not achieved? For employees, feedback and performance are hard to quantify. Work goes on; there is no end and often only vague scorecards. Lastly, employees do not demand corporate coaching or search critically for performance improvement. Without belaboringrepparttar 141085 point or making value judgments, suffice it to say thatrepparttar 141086 two have different values and motivations. However, these differences do not change what constitutes effective coaching behaviors.

The application of CMOE’s Eight Step Coaching model may differ, butrepparttar 141087 concepts will not. All coaches for example, need to create a supportive, trusting relationship (Step One). Further, all coaches need to createrepparttar 141088 internal motivation or initiate a desire to pursue a more effective course of action (Step Two).

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