Monthly Archives: January 2011

Critical Components to Training Sales Staff

By Jim Thomas, President of Fitness Management and Consulting Perhaps you, too, can relate to this situation. The person I’m speaking about is a health club operator of a number of years. As an operator, he follows all of the … Continue reading

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Research on What Really Makes Teams Work

by Will Phillips A striking study led by an MIT Sloan School of Management Professor, Thomas Malone, shows that teams of people display a collective intelligence that has surprisingly little to do with the intelligence of the team’s individual members.  … Continue reading

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The Recession was a “Free” Consultant

by Rick Caro No one can control the impact of the recession in a Gold’s Gym local market. It happens and we all feel the effect. In particular, over 7 million jobs were lost from 2007-2009 in the U.S., and … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Locker Room

Hi Everybody, I am proud to be writing the first entry for The Locker Room, the official blog of the GGFA.  We are embracing this contemporary form of communication and have exciting plans to use it to send educational and … Continue reading

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