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What Do You See in the Mirror?

One of the lasting lessons I received from my parents is the importance of being true to yourself, to look at yourself in the mirror and be satisfied with the reflection.  The importance of being a good person, to be helpful, is the basis of my actions and thoughts.  Perfection is always elusive, but the…… Continue reading What Do You See in the Mirror?

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Book Review: Get Your Ship Together, by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

Having read Captain D. Michael Abrashoff’s first book, It’s Your Ship, I looked forward to his follow-up. Get Your Ship Together is the logical continuation of the principles from the first. In short, Captain Abrashoff took command of the destroyer USS Benfold. The ship was a consummate low performer in the preceding time before Abrashoff…… Continue reading Book Review: Get Your Ship Together, by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

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Book Review: The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership

Name one of the great leaders of the 20th century. Better yet, compile a list of great leaders in history, and more often than not, John Wooden would be included. Everyone who follows basketball is familiar with the famous UCLA teams of the 1960s and 1970s. Wooden was a winner of ten NCAA national championships,…… Continue reading Book Review: The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership

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Book Review: The Five Dysfuntions of a Team

  Any department of sufficient size will have responsibilities and roles that involve many aspects of team work.  In any given organization experiencing low morale, most likely an atmosphere of poor teamwork exists.  For these organizations, this lack of quality teamwork will be counter-productive, thus making goals much more difficult to achieve.  In the book…… Continue reading Book Review: The Five Dysfuntions of a Team

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Making the Right Decision Sometimes Requires Courage

Policies are the rules that guide all organizations.  They are the foundation in which to conduct business, to research new and innovative ideas, and guide employees into ethical decisions.  When violated, the consequences can be quite severe for an organization in this age of excessive litigation.  As a consequence, organizations will usually not focus on…… Continue reading Making the Right Decision Sometimes Requires Courage