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The Promise of a New Manager Reason to Believe that You have Much More to Offer!

March 5th, 2017 by Robert Ringstrom

Moving up to a management position is a salute to your success!  It tends to speak loudly that you have mastered certain tasks and shown promise as a leader of your peers.  But even if you’d been provided training or guidance in management; the following concepts […]

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Millennial Employees: No Problem! (right???) Improvise, Adapt, Overcome!

January 27th, 2017 by Robert Ringstrom

Managers must learn to recognize who their employees are. It only makes sense.  If you had one crew staffed by baby-boomers and the other with millennials, would you manage them differently?  In all likely hoods; you would.  You’d account for the many differences between them.  If […]

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POLICE DISARMING: Conclusion of III Parts "If you want to test a man's character, give him power." – President Abraham Lincoln

January 29th, 2016 by Robert Ringstrom

Police officers were ordered to the front of President Johnson’s “War on Crime” in 1965. However, a 1972 review by James Vorenberg in the Atlantic Online reported crime numbers had only gotten worse! Since 1960, property crimes were up 147% and crimes of violence were up 126%.  It would […]

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POLICE DISARMING: Part II of III "IF YOU WANT TO TEST A MAN'S CHARACTER, GIVE HIM POWER." – PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN

January 29th, 2016 by Robert Ringstrom

Police officers are experts at conflict resolution; sometimes more successfully than others. They’re expected to intercede when a bad situation is “going south”.  When they arrive on the scene; their presence may be reassuring and calming.  It can also be alarming and “chilling”.  The influence police bring to a […]

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POLICE DISARMING: Part I of III "IF YOU WANT TO TEST A MAN'S CHARACTER, GIVE HIM POWER." – PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN

January 25th, 2016 by Robert Ringstrom

Police officers must acknowledge that with great power comes great responsibility.  The origin of this wise adage is uncertain; but it might also serve as a warning.  History is rife with examples of strong public figures who have misused the power relegated to them by the populace. […]

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Average Not Half What Cracked Up To Be

January 4th, 2015 by Robert Ringstrom

Half the people you know are below average.  But average is also relative in many ways.  Higher than average intelligence for example, can be an advantage. Being taller than average can be an advantage.  It can be advantageous to possess a charming personality over ‘your basic’ […]

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Potential Talent; or Proven Success? Hire for Growth.

July 23rd, 2014 by Robert Ringstrom

  A job candidate’s potential for success is often measured by their work history.  Past work performance can actually be a fairly reliable measure of what an employer might expect from them.  It can be particularly true if they’re being asked to do essentially the same […]

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Dad; I’m Pretty Sure You Were Right!

June 20th, 2014 by Robert Ringstrom

Being a dad is hard work.  Not because you have to bring home the bacon while still being a mentor and playmate for your kids.  It is not because you also need to break away for time with their mother and time for yourself.  But being […]

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Red is the New Green

June 11th, 2014 by Robert Ringstrom

Stopping for red lights has become optional.  I remember a time when running a red light was taken seriously.  If a cop saw you, he gave you a ticket.  Sometimes they’d ambush you at a particularly dangerous intersection.  They might give you a warning if traffic […]

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Leaders Don’t Comand A Title

June 4th, 2014 by Robert Ringstrom

A leader of any organization is often the one baring the title of directer or owner.  Depending on the industry, the leader is given a rank; such as captain or CEO.  They are individuals who have risen to that position generally because they have demonstrated the means […]

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“If the newly appointed leader was a poor choice, it will be ultimately proven on the scales of organizational performance.”