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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

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Leadership Mistakes of Emperor Palpatine & Darth Vader

Forbes.com recently had an article pertaining to lessons learned from the Galactic Empire in the Star Wars universe (http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/02/13/five-leadership-mistakes-of-the-galactic-empire/).  It would appear that Forbes.com has is on a science fiction theme with leadership traits and qualities lately, and that is fine with me, as I grew up on Star Trek and Star Wars. Both Darth…… Continue reading Leadership Mistakes of Emperor Palpatine & Darth Vader