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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

Let’s Stop Talking About the Lack of Technical Talent, Corporate America: It’s Time to Close the Large Tech Skills Gap with Veterans. GUEST AUTHOR, KAREN ROSS, AT SHARPDECISIONS.COM

No Longer Desperate for Work, Veterans Seek More Meaningful Careers For veterans, underemployment is the new unemployment. With the U.S. Labor Department announcing earlier this month that low, veterans groups, advocates and veterans themselves are sounding a new alarm: underemployment. … Continue reading

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What Does Toxic Behavior Say About Us in the Workplace? (Ways of curving that Toxic Appetite) Derrick Darden, PhD

Children that challenge authority want to be empowered and in power themselves. When I grew up and attended a public school in a large city in a large neighborhood, I learned that children can be very cruel and mean to … Continue reading

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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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