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Toxicity: Person, Place, or Thing?

by Dr. Burl W. Randolph Jr. I rarely talk about the dirty little secret in leadership: Toxicity. We have all been there and seen that, yet it continues to exist in the contemporary workplace. Some of this toxicity can be identified…
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Problem Solving: How to Wrestle with a Pig, and Win!

by Burl W. Randolph Jr. I am often asked “Burl, why would you wrestle with a pig? All you get is dirty and the pig enjoys it”. George Bernard Shaw. My answer is always the same: How do you think I made Colonel? Wrestling with a…
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White Paper: Planning by Checklist

by Bill Flury Several people told me I had to meet and talk with Paul. Paul is an exceptional project manager in a government contractor organization. In the past eight years he has successfully run more than 80 projects, all of which have…
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Thinking Globally: A Note to a
New Instructional Designer

by Tiffany Robinson The role of an Instructional Designer is deceptively influential, and if you are new to the role, there’s one perspective you will need to consider before making your mark: Someone else’s. But even if you’re not…
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95% is NOT a Passing Grade

by Bill Flury Graduation Preparation Graduation time was approaching, and the principal of the high school was speaking to an assembly program of seniors. His topic today was future grading systems. He told the seniors that they would…
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Take Back Your Desktop!

by Tiffany Robinson Does your desktop look like this? What, you think we didn’t know about your tendency to hit save and put the file in the first place that pops up in your file organizer? Well guess what: it’s SPRING CLEANING…