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The Effects of Bias Affecting Leadership

As a leadership academic and professional, I have always been fascinated with what makes or breaks leaders. Bias specifically intrigues me. This is because, in…

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Hire New or Develop Existing? A Leadership Dilemma

The Senior Manager says: “What if we train and develop our people, and then they leave us?” The CEO says: “What if we don’t train…

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Organizational Development

Organizational Development is a complex endeavor, even for the smallest organizations. This is because there is much to consider as the organization grows and because…

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Leadership Q and A: Because You Asked

I would like to answer some of the leadership questions that have come in and some questions that I’m sure some of you may have….

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Organizational Politics & Decisions

Organizational theorist, management consultant, and distinguished research professor at York University, Gareth Morgan uses eight metaphors as organizations in his book “Images of Organization“. When…

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A Boundaryless Organization – Basic & Highly Complex

NOTE: In order to truly understand the context of boundaryless organizations, one must be familiar with Jack Welch and his actions in regard to GE….

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Effectiveness of Amazon.com

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of Amazon.com. So let us take a moment to talk about their rise….

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Team Development – Stages

Imagine for a moment that you have been placed into a position of leadership of a cross-functional task force, responsible for the development of a…

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Wal-Mart and the Baldrige Award

Executive Summary Wal-Mart saw a growth rate of just over 10% between 2008 and 2014, but that pales in comparison to competitors like Amazon who boast a…

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Needed Organizational Improvements in Wal-Mart

Executive Summary With the domestic and global economy continuing its decline, the wave of the future in the retail environment is not going to be…