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February 15, 2017
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In today’s classrooms and meeting rooms, whether they are in Des Moines, Albuquerque, London, or Canberra, school teachers and administrators are under enormous pressures to improve math and science scores, hold teachers accountable for performance improvements, and for negotiating and interacting in good faith with their unions.  While teacher training universities and colleges typically provide

February 15, 2017
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Teenagers, almost by definition, are risk takers.  Some teens will take small risks (e.g., try a new food, ask someone out on a date, or cheat on a test); some teens will take medium risks (e.g., try out for a school play, stay out past curfew, or shoplifting); and, some teens will take major risks

February 15, 2017
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We’ve all seen it in made-for-TV movies or on the big screen – brides crying, mothers crying, fathers fighting, grandmothers wailing, grandfathers drinking, and the groom in big trouble with everyone for having strippers at his bachelor’s party (his friends always arrange it without his knowing about it), or for being late to the ceremony

February 15, 2017
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In the hustling world of sales—whether it’s cosmetics, soap, refrigerators, autos, software, or insurance – the customer is still king.  Most sales and marketing courses emphasize the identification of target markets (new or existing); an in-depth analysis of each market; an assessment of the competition; the production of pricing, distribution and positioning strategies; etc.  While

February 15, 2017
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The challenge facing Police Officers and State Troopers to remain personally safe while insuring public safety requires constant vigilance and a continuing search for new tools, equipment, and procedures to meet that ever-growing challenge.  Police Academy curriculum and routine in-service training provide field-based Officers and Troopers with the instruction and skills they typically need to

February 15, 2017
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This argument revolves around the myth that an executive with a dominant “Water” temperament, that is, one who is a more of a “people person” rather than a highly structured, by-the-book, type of manager, can’t be successful in leading an organization because they are too “touchy-feely.” When my co-author, Jim Harden, and I began to

February 15, 2017
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I remember the knock down drag out fights that my brother and sister and I had while growing up.  No punches were thrown, however we perfected wrestling holds and torturous tickling techniques that drove us crazy.  Accompanying the physical contests were screaming and taunting bouts that drove our parent’s nuts.  It was usually two of

February 15, 2017
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The holiday season is fast approaching.  Assorted friends and relatives from near and far brave the teeming airports, bustling train stations, and icy winter roads to make their ways to grandmother’s house – or maybe to YOUR house! So here we go again!  It’s that time of the year to make merry and recommit ourselves

February 15, 2017
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This argument revolves around the myth that an executive with a dominant “Water” temperament, that is, one who is a more of a “people person” rather than a highly structured, by-the-book, type of manager, can’t be successful in leading an organization because they are too “touchy-feely.” When my co-author, Jim Harden, and I began to