Getting to the meat of the matter

Most of the time, when I am conducting research, I right away head to what is wrong with and what are the pitfalls of the subject I am studying. This not to be negative, but the most lively discussions on the merits and faults of the subject matter happen when someone is critical of it.

Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde or The Potion of me too-ism

Dr. Jeckyll Recently we had a salesman from a plastic distributor visit the shop. During the conversation, he related that they had lost a good customer. As he explained all the work his company had put into this customer, it came to light that the customer had grown large enough to have the purchasing power to buy direct from the manufacturers of the plastic. He made it clear that his company felt the situation was not fair on them. Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll His company, "Dr. Jekyll" is a distributor for the plastics manufacturers, where companies like mine must go to purchase plastics for machining and fabrication. His company becomes, "Mr. Hyde," when not only is it the source for plast

A few thoughts on school and the work place

I spend a lot of my time writing about management, but recently I have been focused on the "worker". A far majority of labor jumps into the workforce with never having been taught any basics on how to be a team player in the different types of jobs they may find themselves in. -- For many high school students, their first job will be in fast food or retail. In my opinion, a class that can help set expectations for a first job would be very beneficial. -- A few of the topics I think need to be covered. I think courses like these should be required classes. -- 1. What are the expectations for a high school age first job? What are the responsibilities? Why it matters that the job performe


My reflections gathered through reading, listening, personal work experience and observation 

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

Peter Drucker


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