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Ph.D., CSP, CDR, US Navy Ret.,
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On this 2021 Veteran’s Day

On this 2021 Veteran’s Day

  On this 2021 Veteran’s Day Thanking veterans for their service is wonderful. Hiring them for their knowledge, skills, and abilities is even better. If you have ever been part of one of my programs, you might remember that I mention my siblings. Depending on the...

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Great American Hero Tribute – Happy 4th of July!

Great American Hero Tribute – Happy 4th of July!

Great American Hero Tribute - Happy 4th of July! Last week I was both honored and astonished. I met George W. Allen. George W. Allen walked into the United lounge in the DFW airport in a suit, with a cane, and a World War II veteran ball cap. He got his oatmeal and...

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Leaders Show Up and Care

Leaders Show Up and Care

My first meeting with my new Navy boss, the commanding officer of the base, went pretty much as expected until he said, “Oh, and if any of your people or their family members go to the hospital and are admitted, you need to let my office know.” I was a little confused. This guy was really busy. His assistant was constantly trying to keep him on a schedule. He arrived at the office at…

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A Military Look at Employee Engagement

Corporate managers frequently complain that employees are unfocused, unproductive, and struggle to work cohesively. Employees not actively engaged generally lack interest in the goals of the organization. In economics, we call this the ‘principle-agent problem’ meaning…

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Veteran’s Day

On this Veteran’s Day, I am grateful to every single person I ever served with, for, and everyone who served before and after my time in the service. (That is a boatload of prepositions.) I cannot imagine how my life would have turned out if I had not joined the military…

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