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Jackie Robinson – ’42’ and the Miami Football Team, Martin versus Incognito

Jackie Robinson – ’42’ and the Miami Football Team, Martin versus Incognito

Guts not to fight back! – 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers – Jackie Robinson – ‘42’ The guts not to fight back was the courage this man needed to become the person he was meant to be…yes and he did not do it alone!

This true story of an American Legend, Jackie Robinson…he broke all odds, withstood bullying to the nth degree in his personal life, in the locker room and on the playing field. This man is a hero as he had the tenacity to stand up for what he truly possessed inside, the passion, and inborn talent to be the best baseball player on earth. (Women you can do this too!)

Jackie Robinson who had the courage and …

Potential Concerns for Talent Management for their Human Capital Assets over the next several business cycles.

Potential Concerns for Talent Management for their Human Capital Assets over the next several business cycles.

A few vital signs and points to consider as we look at productivity in the workforce in Q4 and Q3 for 2010 and why this is important regarding cash hording and hiring for new employees. In the Wall Street Journal, Friday February 11, 2011, (P2) states: “With corporate America sitting on

large piles of cash and manufacturers

seeing a surge in exports to fast-growing emerging markets, signs are mounting that some of the benefits will start trickling down to employees.” Yes and… “It’s good for the economy, and it’s good for growth,” Mr. Bethune said. “But it’s going to exacerbate the inequality between those who are employed and those who are unemployed.” (See …

Radical, A Portrait of Saul Alinsky by Nicholas Von Hoffman

There has been mention of Saul Alinsky’s book Rules for Radicals (1971) recently in the Press these days, partly due to Nicholas Von Hoffman’s release of his new book, Radical, A Portrait of Saul Alinsky (2010). Mostly Von Hoffman’s book pays homage to the man he admired, yet there has been much ado about Alinsky and urban community service projects linked to current political figures.

The view point of Saul Alinsky could be viewed as a mind-set described in the management article by Gosling and Mintzberg, The Five Minds of a Manager (2003). Saul Alinsky was a tough guy on the outside yet reflective in his leadership style for the common good.

Based on Mintzberg’s research and reflecting on Goslings and Mintzberg’s, The Five Minds of a Manager article …

In Open Leadership – Charlene Li

“Be open, be transparent, be authentic are the current leadership mantras – but companies often push back. Traditionally, business is premised on the concept of control and yet the new world order demands openness”. (p1) Ms. Li provides why open leadership is so very important as the social technologies are spurning the transparency within organizations. I truly believe after the last several years of complete disregard for law and order and regulations of greed would be helpful if our organizational leadership took the ideology of letting go of the command and control style of management and were more transparent in their communications with their staffs. This situation could be our next tipping point to open leadership and be the commencement of a new beginning. It truly is a tall task, …

National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC)

National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC) May 27, 2010 The focus of the message is for the Memorial Day holiday and as we go into the weekend and the remembrance of what Memorial Day represents as it is different for each of us, as we remember those we honor and cherish. I have a friend who currently has his young boy enrolled in the National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC). I’m duly impressed with his parents for being so insightful. I went to the NLJCs website and I chose to provide their area of focus as their national courtesy character and citizenship of the month as it focuses on some of the key skills that we all need to step back and reflect and work to improve our own skills …

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