The Fighter

He was not just a chiropractor but a student, teacher, leader, and spokesperson for his profession. While I knew him, he never gave up the fight to have his profession recognized as a legitimate answer to the many medical problems people face everywhere.

We met when he invited me to speak to a group of chiropractors about staff issues. Once again, I discovered that the problem they had in their offices was the same one I found in other professional offices. Leadership, I discovered, is the problem in all relationships, particularly where there is an obvious head that holds power. Where does this not exist?

I have written endlessly about my ignorance of this fact. My being a leader for a quarter century did nothing to make me aware of my power and influence over others. It took working with professionals and entrepreneurs to see this. The man I speak of saw me as the one to assist his professional brethren in realizing this truth. He knew that employees with effective leadership could better meet the needs of their patients. This man was way ahead of his time.

I became a student and teacher of power, but he knew about this relationship defect before I met him. Working with him was a pleasure because he was passionate and believed so strongly in the worth and value of chiropractic. If he is still alive, he is still fighting to bring his profession to greater acceptance. 

I know what I know—I know the body, the fight—I will not back down


Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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