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About DCDARDENTALKS

The goal of this site is to bring a balanced research perspective of topics that relate to the workplace that targets areas such as Team building, Management and Leadership, styles, employee behavior, and appraisal systems and lots more; the topics will be from the interest of both private and public sectors. Additionally, embracing diversity is significant in an organization or business, because it promotes a comprehensive understanding of the variety of cultures, values, and lifestyle differences that make up our society. Where do all of these topics come from is the field of study in Organizational Behavior, " the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface between human behavior and the organization" THE WORKPLACE. As a Gulf War Veteran and Senior Army Warrant Officer who worked in the fields of logistics and Federal Acquisition as a federal government worker. I have worked in many diverse environments all of my 30 plus years serving the American people, and I know for a fact that human behavior is ever changing, sometimes minute by minute. Also, embracing diversity can reap creative results, efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity; all of which make the shareholders (American people) happy. For organizations to stay competitive in the 21st century and beyond; organizations must find ways to harness the creativity of their diverse workforces. They must be able to generate ideas among the individuals within their workforce, increase social skills, and foster an appreciation of other cultures and traditions. An organization that does not practice diversity nor invest in its employees will miss out on the most significant workforce in the world -- the American Worker

How to handle conflict and commit to the customer

Derrick C Darden, PhD There’s an old saying by Sam Walton: “There is only one boss, the customer. Serving the customer is the reason your business exists. In the professional world, your job, whether it’s in sales, services or manufacturing, … Continue reading

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NARCISSIM in the WORK PLACE

What happens when the narcissist is a co-worker or a subordinate how to encounter the behavior in the workplace? Continue reading

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It’s here!!! The revised 2nd ed. ebook and Paperback is out on Amazon.

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Group assignments provide transferable skills for the workplace

In my past teaching life, the greatest number of complaints I heard from students involved group assignments. Most students dreaded being paired with their peers. Some students said their peers were lazy, disorganized or freeloaders who weren’t responsible enough to … Continue reading

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Different Working Cultures in the USA, United Kingdom, and Australia

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Starting a new job is always daunting, so it helps to havesome idea what to expect—especially if you’re working abroad. You may beconfident in your ability to do the work, but what about fitting into a foreignworkplace? Learning the language is crucial, of course, but it’s only part ofthe picture. Countries such as the UK, the USA, and Australia all speak English. . . but they’re so different in other ways that they frequently baffle eachother. Continue reading

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Distract the Distractive Critic in the workplace

One of the most frustrating experiences at work is having a boss or coworker who gives negative critical comment regarding your work. When there is a consistent barrage of negative criticism, it negatively impacts your self-esteem, feelings, and performance of your day-to-day task. As a matter of fact, it is somewhat common for those that are placed under daily destructive criticism to encounter clinical depression. Continue reading

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Work-Life Balance Is Obsolete

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Workplace Balance has always been an issue amongst working professionals especially Women in the workplace. This article sheds new light and downright gives permission to go outside of the goalsetting box. Enjoy. Continue reading

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What are some practical steps that leaders can take to empower their team or employees and develop a high-performance workplace?

    The practical steps to increase employee empowerment often involve organizational programs as well as the individual leader’s actions with direct subordinates. A variety of different empowerment programs have been used, including self-managed teams, democratic structures and processes, and … Continue reading

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How to defeat the grasshopper and elephant mentality in the workplace and in life?

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The individual sees themselves as not having the ability to fit in with peers or able to leverage newer technologies. Continue reading

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Ghosting in the workplace

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When I first heard the term ghosting, I related it to ghosts in a haunted house or scary events at Halloween or heaven forbid, I got lost in a field on the way home and was at the mercy of … Continue reading

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