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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?


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


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


Seven Deadly Sins of Leadership

In today’s business world, news reports and magazine articles contain numerous accounts of executive corruption and mismanagement resulting from poor business decisions resulting from excessive greed, or downright theft through embezzlement.  While reading an article the other day, I saw some common leadership mistakes compared to the biblical seven deadly sins.  I found the article…… Continue reading Seven Deadly Sins of Leadership


Plan – Do – Check – Act

W. Edwards Deming was most known for his arguments for organizations to embrace continuous improvement plans for their processes.  Although specifically geared towards the manufacturing sector, the concept of continuous improvement can and should be practiced by all organizations. The basic concept of Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) is basic in its premise but can be powerful and…… Continue reading Plan – Do – Check – Act