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Just the Facts, Ma’am

Anyone remember Dragnet?  Sergeant Friday would interview witnesses of some sort of crime and was simply looking for what happened in fact and now what was based on assumption and hearsay.  This classic show was a staple of my entertainment … Continue reading

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All That Glitters is Not Gold

There is this temptation to believe that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.  We peer over and it sure looks nice.  It is bright green and neatly mowed.  We ask ourselves why our grass is … Continue reading

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The Big Book of Management, An Excerpt

I am a contributing author to The Big Book of Management.  Here is part of my contribution.  Contact me about ordering today.  ”Management has been defined in many ways. It can mean supervising or guiding a group of people to … Continue reading

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Unequally Yoked, When You Find Kinks in Your Chain of Command

When one thinks of chain of command, it is usually in the context of the military.  You know, the private reports to the corporal and so on.  In the corporate world, the usual vertical chain of command has been replaced … Continue reading

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Leading with Boundaries

Two days ago I was riding my mountain bike through our local eleven mile bike path and saw a young child riding toward me with her father behind her on his bike.  As I pedaled closer to the child, I … Continue reading

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Is the League in Decline?

The events surrounding the arrest of Aaron Hernandez brings up an important point.  Is the National Football League in decline because of the behavior of its most cherished resources, its players?  Hernandez, the Patriots star tight end was released shortly … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Theory and NFL Referees

As a graduate student I am bombarded with theory that makes sense on paper, but I wonder how it plays out in the real world.  Stakeholder theory is simple to understand and it works in practice.  It makes sense in … Continue reading

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Job Satisfaction and Affirmation

With the beginning of training camp I am reminded of the precarious nature of life in the NFL.  There are so few spots for so many players.  I recall one high draft pick who was a star in Division 2.  … Continue reading

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Ignore the Noise

When I grew up, we had a hand full of television stations.  The radio was rarely on and there was no Internet.  No one had cell phones.  Life was quiet.  There is so much noise today.  Coach Belichick instructs his … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

It’s half time of the Broncos-Chiefs’ game and I am watching Romeo Crennell do a pretty job coaching Kansas City.  Why is this game so significant to the Chiefs?  Well, for Coach Crennell, it is a second chance.  Romeo aka … Continue reading

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