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Transitioning From Propeller-head to a Department-head

I remember my first project as a newly promoted project manager.  While I had received academic training in business administration and economics, I had begun my career among the technical ranks.  My promotion to project manager was largely due to my ability to code programs in CICS assembler, Cobol, and at the time the newly emerging programming languages called “4GLs”.  What I soo

Dave Hooper Articles

Leader – Look in the Mirror – Recalibrate Your Perspective

Leadership is a wonderful opportunity.  You have your hands on the controls of your organization.  If you don’t like what is going on, then look in the mirror.  You are setting the standard on what is expected, what is acceptable, and what is possible.  If you ask for it, you can get valuable feedback from your employees, customers, and owners that just might change your perspective.

Rick Loghry Articles
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The Twelve Principles of Personal Leadership: Principle #5 - Imagination

Have you heard the story about a truck that got stuck under a bridge? It is said that a box truck was attempting to pass under a large bridge. As the truck driver approached the structure he felt there was enough room to clear the bottom of the steel and concrete deck of the bridge. But as he was passing under, he suddenly hear a loud screeching noise! The screech turned in to a grind and the l

Greg L. Thomas Articles
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Blazing Our Own Improvement Path

  "The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. He learns to see himself, but suddenly, provided he was honest, all the rest appears, and it is as rich as he was, and, as a final crowning, richer." — Elias Canetti, The Secret Heart of the Clock. Austrian novelist, philosopher   An ass found a lion's skin,

Jim Clemmer Articles

What You See is Not Always What You Get

Many of us grew up watching teenage movies with themes based on the popularity of high school cheerleaders, beauty queens, and good-looking star athletes.  These were the “beautiful people” that everyone admired and wanted to have as friends.  Of course many times these popular teenagers were actually self-centered, insensitive, and very superficial.  Before the end of the movie the t

J. Howard Baker Articles

What You Need to Know About “Situational Leadership”!

 One Leaders Perspective       If you study the subject of leadership at one of our fine educational institutions or read many books on the subject of leadership, you will eventually come across the term “contingency theory” or situational leadership

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