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Management consulting is the practice of helping organizations to improve their performance, operating primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and the development of plans for improvement. Organizations may draw upon the services of management consultants for a number of reasons, including gaining external (and presumably objective) advice and access to the consultants' specialized expertise.
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  1. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    01/12/2016
    Be Careful What You Ask For...........You Might Get It
    Be Careful What You Ask For...........You Might Get ItEditor's Note: Part 3 of my undercover work at a big box retailer. Read on and enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the present on my website at http://stevemarshallassociates.com/steves-blog/ The Report CardNow...
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  2. ProducerJim Moodie

    Jim Moodie

    21/11/2016
    How the focus on inclusion creates division
    How the focus on inclusion creates divisionI wrote this as a general piece; however, the concept is easily applied to business elements from staff to clients. Humans have a basic need to belong to groups…. from family to communities to countries, we all seek to be part of a group. So...
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  3. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    17/11/2016
    This Strange Life We Lead
    This Strange Life We LeadEditor's Note: I just finished a fascinating assignment. Read on and enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the present on my website at http://stevemarshallassociates.com/steves-blog/ The 2016 Presidential...
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    Steven Marshall
    18/11/2016 #4 Steven Marshall
    Gracias, Miguel.
    Miguel Angel Yóbal Cuacua
    18/11/2016 #3 Miguel Angel Yóbal Cuacua
    #2 TOTALMENTE DE ACUERDO, SIN EMBARGO ESPEREMOS QUE SIRVA AL PUEBLO Y NO SE SIRVA DEL PUEBLO, MI PAÍS MÉXICO Y MI ESTADO VERACRUZ HAN SUFRIDO EL DESFALCO DE NUESTROS SERVIDORES PÚBLICOS QUE EN SU MOMENTO EL PUEBLO LES DIO LA CONFIANZA.
    Steven Marshall
    18/11/2016 #2 Steven Marshall
    #1 Así dice, Miguel! En términos del Sr. Trump, no compartimos la misma opinión. Él es un sinvergüenza!
    Miguel Angel Yóbal Cuacua
    18/11/2016 #1 Miguel Angel Yóbal Cuacua
    Hola @Steven Marshall, I NOT SPEAK ENGLISH, sin embargo la tegnología hace maravillas. con referencia a su publicación ha llamado mi interés y concuerdo con que existen "personas espléndidas y una persona que estaba dispuesta a saltar y ayudar a un compañero de equipo si se quedaba atrás, pero no por el bien de la tienda y por su visión, misión o metas. Lo hicieron el uno para el otro". a esto le llamo solidaridad, humanidad, no importa el origen, color, raza , religión, etc. somos seres humanos y como tales debemos poner el hombro para ayudar. Solo me queda agregar éxito al Sr. Trump y que tome las mejores decisiones para su Nación y las Naciones que dependen, que necesitan de ese hombro.
  4. ProducerJesper Christiansen
    I just HATE compliments!
    I just HATE compliments!The employee saying this sentence said it with full force, in the hallway, right after a follow-up meeting with the manager and other selected employees. Uhm… yeah?! – was my meek response.I thought that the recently held employee-day had been...
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  5. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    14/10/2016
    Two Decades & a Wakeup - Redux
    Two Decades & a Wakeup - ReduxEditor's Note: Last week, I introduced you to the eight vets that went back to Vietnam 20 years after they left the first time. This week will cover the journey of healing and realization. Read on and enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts...
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  6. ProducerJim Moodie

    Jim Moodie

    07/10/2016
    When you cut your staff expenses, you reduce your market!
    When you cut your staff expenses, you reduce your market!If you remove the human element from business in favor of profits, you are reducing your potential marketplace.Every person who is "let go" or " down sized" from a business in order to meet a profit expectation is a person who no longer has...
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  7. ProducerJim Moodie

    Jim Moodie

    30/09/2016
    Process for the sake of process.
    Process for the sake of process.An HR person once told me, "Following process and existing procedures is really important when an employee,  a different situation from being a self-employed contractor", and it reminded me of a situation from long ago.Every day a clerk would...
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  8. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    28/09/2016
    Here's More Crazy Sh*#t I Think About!
    Here's More Crazy Sh*#t I Think About!Editor's Note: This week's news about Wells Fargo and the first Presidential debate got me thinking and here I go again. Read on and enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the present on my website at...
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/10/2016 #25 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #19 know I have some bada** friends ...haha @Pamela L. Williams...glad you liked it 😊🙋
    Sarah Elkins
    03/10/2016 #24 Sarah Elkins
    Thanks for sharing this one with me, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I agree completely that the majority of bad decisions come from fear. On top of that fear is greed. It's absurd to me that no one blew the whistle on this behavior until now. It's absurd to me that this continues, hurting the most vulnerable of our population every single day.
    Pamela L. Williams
    02/10/2016 #23 Pamela L. Williams
    #22 I look forward to it Steven! Tag me in a comment so I won't miss it.
    Steven Marshall
    02/10/2016 #22 Steven Marshall
    #19 Thanks, @@Pamela L. Williams. I will publish another article this week that I wrote a few years ago that focuses on the difference between office life and adrenaline activities.

    I liken my adrenaline activities to achieving a state of Zen; in fact, I believe it is a shortcut to that state of mind where all artifice is cleared away and nothing matters but the moment.......that is, unless you can't clear away the fear! :-)
    Chas Wyatt
    02/10/2016 #21 Chas Wyatt
    I haven't patronized banks since the 'Great Recession'. While Obama was dipping into the pockets of the taxpayer to bail out banks under the 'stimulus' plan, the Federal Reserve was busy giving $9 Trillion in overnight loans to major banks and Wall Street with annual interest rates at 0.5% to 3.5% behind closed doors. Screw the banks. ~ http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/01/news/economy/fed_reserve_data_release/index.htm
    Pamela L. Williams
    02/10/2016 #20 Pamela L. Williams
    Thanks for the tag @Donna-Luisa Eversley, very interesting read!
    Pamela L. Williams
    02/10/2016 #19 Pamela L. Williams
    Well Steven, the Sh**t you think about is pretty Da**n, good. I would add that a 'fear' included in those at the top who make really bad decision is that American definition of success. Running a company 'well' isn't enough, you must constantly achieve the un-achievable, pull the rabbit out of the hat. Why is it that the illegal path is too often chosen over innovation and unique thought? In my opinion because that proverbial decision making box that in which leaders seem to be stuck. Perhaps a few more need to hand-glide off a cliff, or jump out of a plane to blow a few cobwebs out of their brains.
    Larry Boyer
    02/10/2016 #18 Larry Boyer
    #17 Yes, I suppose if you have the presence of mind. :)
    If you're putting yourself in that life threatening situation it's much more achievable.
    Steven Marshall
    01/10/2016 #17 Steven Marshall
    #16 What I read there, @Larry Boyer, is that I become more mindful when in life threatening situations. Kind of like the way Aldous Huxley described his experience in taking LSD in the 'Doors of Perception.'
    Larry Boyer
    30/09/2016 #16 Larry Boyer
    #15 Either this is interesting or ruining the fun - why time appears to change. The very 1st one addresses the slowing of time in life threatening situations.

    http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/06/10-ways-our-minds-warp-time.php
    Steven Marshall
    30/09/2016 #15 Steven Marshall
    #11 @Donna-Luisa Eversley - Mindfulness can overcome all things. In my life of high adventure and high adrenaline, risk has become so commonplace for me that I am aware when I am at risk because everything slows down for me like a jerky black and white movie from the early 1900's and I seemingly have all the time in the world to make a decision as to what to do. This quality is not unique to me - many have reported the same phenomenon.
    Steven Marshall
    30/09/2016 #14 Steven Marshall
    I am an "ordained" existentialist, @Larry Boyer, and being so, I believe in what you have stated.
    Larry Boyer
    30/09/2016 #13 Larry Boyer
    #10 Are you getting all existential on us @Steven Marshall? I would say "real" or not, that fact that fear is in your head means that's exactly where you can deal with fear. It's often a matter of changing perspective about the situation. That can come from education, experience or something more frightening. Think about the famous picture of "Falling Man" from the World Trade Center. While others jumped in terror or chose not to jump, he jumped seemingly at peace and without fear. What's the difference - mental perspective.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/09/2016 #12 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Steven Marshall this is a great discussion... My thoughts are below...
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/09/2016 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #10 Ahhh this is an interesting question I was discussing this week.. It is a response, fear.. therefore a memory indicates danger and the reaction of fear is stimulated, based on foreboding or anticipation. Anticipation results in anxiety or an increase in adrenalin as an underlying response.
    But fear has an outward manifestation based on intensity of reaction, and this is tied to control, or a loss of control, which leads to vulnerability.
    If I say I am afraid of the deep, then thoughts of drawing and loss of control will bring out fear when close to a deep pool... In my opinion
    Steven Marshall
    30/09/2016 #10 Steven Marshall
    Saw something profound recently, @@Larry Boyer, @Mark Anthony, @@Donna-Luisa Eversley, and @Loribeth Pierson; fear doesn't exist outside of your head, so is it real?
    Larry Boyer
    30/09/2016 #8 Larry Boyer
    Excellent post on tackling fear @Steven Marshall. The ability or thrill in taking risk is certainly a skill that can be learned, though certainly not easily. Another approach I've used with myself and others is to see there actually is nothing to be afraid of to begin with or, that as in the case of Wells Fargo, staying where you are is what you should be afraid of rather than something different. It's good to have a lot of tools in your belt.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/09/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #5 Please tag me when you post @Steven Marshall 😊
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/09/2016 #6 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #5 Hahaha... careful what you offer @Steven Marshall... I love your posts!
  9. Producerjean Bosco Rwagaju
    Top 6 Qualities of Great Managers
    Top 6 Qualities of Great ManagersGood Top Managers are hard enough to find, and Great Managers are so rarer.  Not surprisingly, Great Managers require a lot more than the ability to manage. The rewards for having Great Managers are not only in productivity gains, but also the...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    20/09/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great post. Thanks for sharing. Besides convincing others to get things and tasks done, I presume that managers must possess 'tactical command' which is essential component to have a congenial, hassle-free and active work atmosphere.
  10. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    31/08/2016
    What Can Happen When You Don't Have a Strategic Plan?
    What Can Happen When You Don't Have a Strategic Plan?Editor's Note: Excuse my self-indulgence last week, but it seemed to strike a chord - thanks for all of the feedback! What do airplanes and strategic planning have in common? Read on and enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to...
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    Steven Marshall
    08/09/2016 #19 Steven Marshall
    #18 A lot going on in that post, @Pamela L. Williams! My only comment is that, in life, you tend to go where you're aiming. If you are dominant in aiming for the "T" in SWOT, then that's where you will go. My other comment is that I equate "Threat" with fear and all that fear provides is motivation to move away from the source of fear/threat. On the other hand, "Opportunities" provide a compelling direction toward something like a goal or a destination. That's why I think that all 4 qualities are equally important in the SWOT analysis.
    Pamela L. Williams
    08/09/2016 #18 Pamela L. Williams
    I have worked with some great, and i mean great, strategists. I learned a lot from them and their ability to see the big picture. I have used much of what I learned in other positions and what I find is I'm the 'T' projector in SWOT. Some thought of it as being a nay sayer but I have found exploring the threats in depth you are prepared (much like those A & B plans for your flight). My grandfather used to tell me that people start every job high; excited, driven. But every job had its rough spots. Knowing that and having a plan to deal with them can change your own outlook and the outlook for the company. My two cents! Enjoyed this read, very interesting!
    Steven Marshall
    07/09/2016 #17 Steven Marshall
    @Laura Mikolaitis - MOST places I visit don't have a plan or else the plan they have is purely tactical or operational. I work within the hierarchy of answering the WHY first, the WHAT second, and the HOW last. In America, we are excellent at figuring out HOW to do things, but when I ask groups what is the expected outcome, I often get another HOW. The first 2 hours of a planning session with a new group is often spent teaching them how to think in the hierarchy above. My favorite analogy to get them thinking in this new way is one I came up with working with a car dealership; "We provide transportation, to enable people to go to work or play, through the sales and service of cars and trucks." Thanks for your comments and insights!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    06/09/2016 #16 Laura Mikolaitis
    Interesting insight @Steven Marshall, thank you for sharing it. And to @Donna-Luisa Eversley, thank you for the shout out and pointing me to Steven's post. Steven, I agree with you that the only constant is change - and being able to adapt to it is a key component to being able to move forward - both professionally and personally. In my opinion, having a plan is always a good idea but I have been involved in many scenarios where there was no plan, and instead a spaghetti theory approach was applied; that is, throw it against the wall and see what sticks. Sometimes it worked and other times it failed. I can't help but wonder how the scenarios could have played out differently had a strategy been hatched. Thanks for the post!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/09/2016 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #13 Hahaha @Steven Marshall this is how really great readers show their appreciation :-) Go @Lisa Gallagher Go, you are awesome!
    Steven Marshall
    04/09/2016 #14 Steven Marshall
    Margaret Aranda - it is me that is in awe of you. After reading your profile and what you have been through, I will say that you have resilience, a key quality in being successful in this journey we call life. Thank you.
    Steven Marshall
    04/09/2016 #13 Steven Marshall
    #4 Lisa, people are doing to think that I am paying you to write these glowing reviews of my posts! We have to stop this before people find out! :-) Thank you.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    03/09/2016 #11 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    A great post! It's an excellent piece of advice to share. As we say ' Failing to plan is planning to fail.'
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Just Inspiring and Motivational, and what a thorough presentation! Like pilots, anesthesiologist 'take off' and 'land' with extreme vigilance. The application of aeronautic pilot management is directly applicable - in a lateral move - to putting a patient to sleep. I'm Sharing this further, to my Hive for NewBeeZ, and to Women Entrepreneurs. Posting to G+, FB, Tweeting too!
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    Shared again on Twitter @Steven Marshall :))
    Steven Marshall
    03/09/2016 #8 Steven Marshall
    #5 Thank you, Franci. And thank you for sharing it in other categories, too.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/09/2016 #7 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing to Networking
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/09/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing to Entrepreneurs
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/09/2016 #5 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Good post and excellent advice. IMO, your flight plan relates to a business plan. Plan ahead with a mission and vision statement and take it one step at a time.
    Lisa Gallagher
    02/09/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    Excellent advice and I love your use of the plane as an example of having a precise plan in order. Sometimes we have a plan and it works for quite a bit of time, then it may be time to reassess and that's what my husband is working on now, a new business plan.
    Steven Marshall
    01/09/2016 #2 Steven Marshall
    #1 Thanks, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. That's what I learned from flying; you have to fly th eplane or the plane will fly you, right into the ground.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/09/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Great post @Steven Marshall...being aware of what's going on around you and in the wider world can give you an opportunity to prepare and tweak an existing plan. Let's face it sometimes much more than a tweak is needed if you're not on the ball. Love your observations!
  11. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    24/08/2016
    Just WOW!
    Just WOW!Editor's Note: Took a break last week from this blog - the first time in three years. I am back! Enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the present on my website at http://stevemarshallassociates.com/steves-blog/Man's Search...
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    Steven Marshall
    25/08/2016 #4 Steven Marshall
    #1 Thank you, Mohammed! I appreciate your interest.
    Steven Marshall
    25/08/2016 #3 Steven Marshall
    #2 Thank you, @Lisa Gallagher. Your husband and I are kindred spirits!
    Lisa Gallagher
    24/08/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    Truly a wonderful story @Steven Marshall! All of our experiences shape us and it is up to us to find the meaning. My husband grew up in a Catholic church and his teachers were nuns. He grew weary of organized religion at some point because he found the teachings he was taught to be counter-intuitive to what his spirit spoke. I'm a true believer there is an entity out there, call it God or whatever term people use. Very telling when you wrote of "Thou shall not murder," yet the war and they still do (have for over 2000 years) kill innocent people. I always think when countries send their men and/or women too off to war- would they battle or embrace each other if they weren't sent to war. This story is great food for thought. I'm sort of on a spiritual journey right now so I'm glad I found this today.
    mohammed khalaf
    24/08/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    A great story can make or break a journalist's career. But how far should we go to get that story? What kinds of journalism are ethically sound? specially that story of war ,and we know the war is destroyed to the ethics ,killing human ,misery,violence .thank you for post.
  12. ProducerMarcel Wilson

    Marcel Wilson

    22/08/2016
    How great companies thrive during tough times
    How great companies thrive during tough timesYou're a leader of a company that has recently experienced 'pressures' resulting from changes in its industry. These pressures have 'taken their toll' on the broader workforce who are uncertain about the future. Your people remember a time when...
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  13. ProducerShyamsundar Ramanathan

    Anonymous

    21/08/2016
    What to Learn from Steve Jobs
    What to Learn from Steve JobsSteve Jobs is one of the most versatile and innovative business icons of our times. Here is my take on what to learn from Steve JobsS – Sell yourself–Steve Jobs was unafraid of showing off. In fact it could be argued this was his biggest asset....
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    23/08/2016 #3 Tausif Mundrawala
    #2 Yes, very much. Actually, I chanced upon your post known as A-Z of success but I couldn't read it. This post caught my attention and I finished reading it instantly. Keep sharing more my friend.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    23/08/2016 #1 Tausif Mundrawala
    I like your post in its entirety, @Shyamsundar Ramanathan. Self-doubt, procrastination, and demoralizing oneself are the three demons who hinders one's growth and success. Thanks for sharing this post with us.
  14. Ernesto Perez

    Ernesto Perez

    21/08/2016
    Check out @Insperity's Tweet:
    Ernesto Perez
    Insperity on Twitter
    twitter.com ““A leader's job is to look into the future and see the organization, not as it is, but as it should be.” - Jack...
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  15. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    11/08/2016
    More Common Sense
    More Common SenseEditor's Note: What is the origin of what we call common sense? Enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the present on my website at http://stevemarshallassociates.com/steves-blog/   Editor's Note: What is the origin of what...
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    Steven Marshall
    14/08/2016 #2 Steven Marshall
    #1 Thank you, Donna-Luisa. I think that is the point exactly; our understanding of the world is neither common nor collective as our experience is always seen through our own filters of perception. Thank you again.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/08/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Quite interesting @Steven Marshall common sense in my opinion has evolved to be an expectation of 'human understanding' through known habits and practices. Our personal judgement can be skewed based on biasas of a cultural, social , religious or other knowledge, thus making the common dormant in understanding... Well that's my two cents of this common sense. Great post. I appreciate your sharing
  16. Max Carter

    Max Carter

    05/08/2016
    Max Carter
    The Road to Leadership: Part 8
    thechurchofrocknroll.org Your sincerity cannot be faked if you want them to follow you. Your words must have the same level of conviction to inspire and motivate them to follow you. You do actually need to care, because...
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  17. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    05/08/2016
    There's Sound Thinking and Then There's Thinking That Sounds Good!
    There's Sound Thinking and Then There's Thinking That Sounds Good!Editor's Note: My grandfather was an old Swamp Yankee, and he had some great common sense sayings. The title is just one of them. Enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the present on my website at...
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  18. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    29/07/2016
    Why You Should Insist On Clarity
    Why You Should Insist On ClarityEditor's Note: If you are a big fan of the political rhetoric flying around the airwaves and the ether right now , you probably won't be interested in this post. Enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the present on my...
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    Steven Marshall
    29/07/2016 #4 Steven Marshall
    #2 Thank you, Fatima. Send me your contact information and I will send you more about the Fundamental Attribution Error syndrome.
    Steven Marshall
    29/07/2016 #3 Steven Marshall
    #1 Amen, brother. And you're right; we are focused on symptoms versus root causes. Both Trump and Clinton are symptoms of greater issues, but offering no solutions. There is a great movie called, "Idiocracy," which, though it came out in 2006, is eerily prescient of what we are looking at today. Cheers!
    Fatima Williams
    29/07/2016 #2 Fatima Williams
    A very insightful topic @Steven Marshall. Thank you for sharing. I love the explanation on fundamental attribution error.
    Joel Anderson
    29/07/2016 #1 Joel Anderson
    Nicely done Steven. On a kindred spirit note I offer you some of my thoughts on the subject as well: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joel-anderson/in-a-previous-life-i-was-a-lumberjack-and-i-was-ok#c9 Clarity in deed is needed and we need to seize the moment with posts like yours to make a difference in a world needing difference making. Thank you.
  19. ProducerCapt Ahmed Taib ICAO AVSEC PM-EU-CASM
    Redefining AVSEC- Time for Air Traffic Service Providers To Stand Up & Be Counted.
    Redefining AVSEC- Time for Air Traffic Service Providers To Stand Up & Be Counted.In an industry bent more on preventing recurrence of grotesque occurrence more than preventing their occurrences. The previous applicability of the National Civil Aviation Security Program-NCASP was until the aftermaths of 9/11 initially limited to...
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  20. ProducerCapt Ahmed Taib ICAO AVSEC PM-EU-CASM
    Redefining AVSEC- Addressing The Elusive Civil Service Security Service Provision Oversight Link.
    Redefining AVSEC- Addressing The Elusive Civil Service Security Service Provision Oversight Link.In the Annex 17 language, aviation security oversight is defined as a function by means of which States ensure the effective implementation of the security-related standards and recommended practices SARPs and associated procedures contained in the...
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  21. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    21/07/2016
    Manage Expectations & Manage Communications
    Manage Expectations & Manage CommunicationsEditor's Note: I recently had a consulting experience that perfectly fits the importance of following the advice of this week's blog title. Please enjoy this article by Brett Harned. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the...
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  22. ProducerCapt Ahmed Taib ICAO AVSEC PM-EU-CASM
    To Terrorists- Aviation Will Remain A Vulnerable Target Of Opportunity !
    To Terrorists- Aviation Will Remain A Vulnerable Target Of Opportunity !One of the frequent criticisms regarding the various approaches adopted in aviation security is that we devote too much or even all of our attention to responding to the last attack rather than protecting ourselves against the next attack. We are...
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  23. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    14/07/2016
    Is It a Mystery?
    Is It a Mystery?Note: Last week's blog elicited a range of responses, from "Are You OK?" to an outpouring of congratulations for the 30,000-foot view of my life and the people that have played a prominent role in it. THANK YOU! Back to my quirky view of human...
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    Steven Marshall
    15/07/2016 #8 Steven Marshall
    #7 Ahh, I get it now.
    Brian McKenzie
    15/07/2016 #7 Brian McKenzie
    #6 @Steven Marshall Red Cell is what they called our units when we tasked to behave like the enemy - US forces are 'Blue' - Soviet were Red in the war games. It was our job to mess up the operating plans of the Star Spangled Glory Glad handy Academy Think ..... we 'invaded bases', stole equipment, captured hostages, took down computer networks and toppled governments. Good times. And when the Soviet threat disappeared..... we became something a bit different - but still always 'playing' the enemy. "Wag the Dog" is your best open source idiom of what we did, where we did it, and how they still do.
    Steven Marshall
    15/07/2016 #6 Steven Marshall
    #5 Thanks, Brian. Do you mean RedCell from Melville, NY? And, yes, I remind myself of your closing point all the time. If everyone was perfect, they wouldn't need me!
    Brian McKenzie
    15/07/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    This leadership style is why I prefer to work Red Cell. When leaders ignore best practices, clear evidence in the name of their ego and position.....we get to show them how easy it is to monkey wrench and blindside their programs and agendas. I learned from the best of the last generation of warriors - and it is amazing how well those original tricks and craft still work - you would think they would learn by now.....of course - I would be out of a job, if they ever did.
    Steven Marshall
    15/07/2016 #4 Steven Marshall
    #1 I think, in this case, this CEO is just burned out and doesn't know it. He is also very angry with a rapidly changing world that doesn't appreciate his top-down, authoritative style of leadership. Thanks for reading it, @Donna-Luisa Eversley View more
    #1 I think, in this case, this CEO is just burned out and doesn't know it. He is also very angry with a rapidly changing world that doesn't appreciate his top-down, authoritative style of leadership. Thanks for reading it, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Close
    Steven Marshall
    15/07/2016 #3 Steven Marshall
    #2 Thanks for your comments, Irene Hackett. You are exactly right, too.
    Irene Hackett
    15/07/2016 #2 Anonymous
    @Steven Marshall - Nicely written. The CEO is clearly not a leader but a person lost in his own ego. Bad for business, bad for him.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/07/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Fear and anger can be quite explosive when it involves leaders. In my humble opinion, this relates to self esteem and confidence. Sometimes 'bravado' actions are used to mask an unexpected malady! Great post @Steven Marshall View more
    Fear and anger can be quite explosive when it involves leaders. In my humble opinion, this relates to self esteem and confidence. Sometimes 'bravado' actions are used to mask an unexpected malady! Great post @Steven Marshall... will have to check out your last one also! Thanks for sharing! Close
  24. Ernesto Perez

    Ernesto Perez

    03/07/2016
    Check out @Insperity's Tweet:
    Ernesto Perez
    Insperity on Twitter
    twitter.com “Is it time to terminate? 6 steps to consider first: #HR #business...
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  25. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

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