exercising authority

Abilene Paradox

In 1981, I had the opportunity to view a training film regarding the “Abilene Paradox”. It featured the concept’s author the late Jerry B. Harvey — then a professor of psychology at George Washington University.  I have never forgotten this… Read More ›

SPEAK IN PLAIN LANGUAGE

If you work for an organization of reasonable size you understand what I mean when I say that management often speaks in gobble-de-gook. This is a language that often turns management initiatives into alphabetical acronyms like ADIM (Advanced Data Information Management) or… Read More ›

AN ETHICAL TRIP WIRE

Throughout human history, mankind has proven quite capable of ethical breaches that inflict harm on one another.  Examples of everything from minor offenses to serious ethical lapses easily come to mind. Professional men and women with influence, power and authority over others,… Read More ›