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Writer’s Digest Book Awards Review

Writer’s Digest Book Awards Review

“There’s a Moose in the Guard Shack” Developing and practicing good leadership is a skill many people seek, and this book by a materials management and manufacturing professional provides a colorful and fascinating collection of anecdotal accounts of situations involving leadership by the author as well as his employees. Each clearly explained situation is followed by the pertinent facts that affect any decision or solution as well as what lessons can be derived from the occasion. The value of story-telling…

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Texas Book Festival – 05 Nov 16

Texas Book Festival – 05 Nov 16

This weekend, I will be signing and selling my book “There’s a Moose in the Guard Shack” at the Texas Book Festival surrounding the Capitol of Texas in downtown Austin. Look for me at the Writers’ League of Texas booth 111 – 112, in Exhibitors Tent # 1 on the southeast corner of Colorado and 12th Street. I’ve been a member of The Writers’ League for some time now and this is the first time I have had the opportunity…

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What’s Been Happening? – 23 Sep 16

What’s Been Happening? – 23 Sep 16

I’ve had a busy few weeks and have not been active here in a while. I’m sorry! During this period I have been busy reading and conducting Q&A sessions at two Literary Salons mostly here in my local area. The first one was on Old Mueller (the old airport) at the Wildfire Terrace Apartments in their Terrace Room. We gathered around 6:30 PM and socialized for a while and started the Reading about 7PM and afterwards shared refreshments and more…

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Aging Workforce – Their Replacements and Leadership – 12 Aug 16

Aging Workforce – Their Replacements and Leadership – 12 Aug 16

Baby Boomers exit the workforce I don’t know if most of you realize it, but the Baby Boomers are getting out of the workforce at record rates. Just who will take these guys’ places? Are there members within your personnel with the ability to step directly into those shoes? Are they qualified to undertake this transition? Are you? Or is your management team going to have to go look for your next group of leaders? So many questions! I read…

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Canvasing Venues for Speaking and Book Signing Presentations

Canvasing Venues for Speaking and Book Signing Presentations

I am currently canvassing venues for speaking and book signing presentations. Of course, I’m looking for arenas and organizations that want and have the need for discussions on Leadership and//or Business Management. But, I’m willing to take on a Veterans organization that would like to discuss stories of the past or training in Leadership and//or Common Business Management problems and solutions. I’ve developed a list of Chambers of Commerce and Jr. Chambers of Commerce in the Central Texas area as…

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Who might you meet in my Book? – 04 Jul 16

Who might you meet in my Book? – 04 Jul 16

Some of you out there may be wondering if your name made an appearance in my recently published book on Leadership: “There’s a Moose in the Guard Shack” Below is a partial list of those quirky and/or otherwise characters whose names do appear on the pages. As a follow-on volume is yet to be edited and published; if you do not find your name below, it might just show up in the next edition. Here is a short listing of…

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More Catching up with Leaders of the Past – 14 Jun 16

More Catching up with Leaders of the Past – 14 Jun 16

I posted just awhile back about catching up with leaders of the past. One of my connections was Doug Brown (see 29 May 16 posting). Since catching up with Doug, we have talked almost every day since. One of our mutual associates was another officer that served with us in Alaska, Ted Kuchta (see Fitz’s and his Spare Tire chapter in my book: There’s a Moose in the Guard Shack). Getting into contact with Ted came from an offhand comment…

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Catching up with Leaders of the Past – 29 May 16

Catching up with Leaders of the Past – 29 May 16

Lost Connections showing up People pass into and out of our lives, particularly if you move around as much as I have. Where do we keep them? How do you stay in touch with all of them> do you want to stay in touch with each and every one of them? Maybe not! Sometimes re-connection kinda just falls into your lap, right out of the blue. That’s what happened to me today. Two of my best associates (and friends) from…

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Blue Smock Leadership and the Funny Papers – 12 May 16

Blue Smock Leadership and the Funny Papers – 12 May 16

Making a Point with a Distraction How do you keep them distracted when you are trying to make a point? You know they need the learning experience. So where do you get the media to distract them while you get your point across? All during my career in the military and manufacturing I would recognize characters in the morning comics. That’s right, the morning comics—the Funny Papers. I had several favorites: Beetle Bailey, BC, Boris & Natasha, Hagar the Horrible,…

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Introduction to Leadership – 10 May 16

Introduction to Leadership – 10 May 16

Excerpt from the Introduction to “There’s a Moose in the Guard House”: Search for Knowledge Didja ever hear ‘bout…, did I ever tell ya ‘bout…, or ya ain’t gonna believe this s*#*t, but… We’ve all heard the typical stories that start this way. During the years I spent leading, directing, managing, and supervising operations in both the civilian and military arenas I read volumes of literature on the art of leadership and management. Each undertaking lead me through an accounting…

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