Author Archives: DCDARDENTALKS

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

Work-Life Balance Is Obsolete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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Are Your Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Working?

Today diversity and inclusion efforts are a part of the core strategy amongst top organizations, no longer are most companies giving lip service that in order to be competitive in a global workforce, a diverse work force is necessary. Although … Continue reading

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Social Change (?Are There Risk Factors?)

Ѕосіаl сhаngе саn imply а gradual unfolding of different wауs of life or а suddеn, fundamental trаnsfоrmаtіоn of есоnоmіс, sосіаl, and роlіtісаl іnstіtutіоns. Due to the variation of mechanisms within the social structure of society, individuals реrсievе, ехреrіеnсе, and hаndlе … Continue reading

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Don’t self-sabotage your own success (you have the seeds of greatness) in you!

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      What holds you back? What is keeping you from reaching your goals? So many of us are so close to having that breakthrough, but we self-sabotage the path that breaks a success. Perhaps fear rips our consciousness … Continue reading

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Communication: Mutual trust, respect and commitment

Author Northouse explains that “Effective leadership offers when the communication between leaders and subordinates is characterized by mutual trust, respect, and commitment.” Such communication and sincerity in our interactions is key to success. This behavior should be displayed by both … Continue reading

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The psychological impact of working in a negative-workplace

Researchers have found a growing national trend in employees experiencing some form of negative behavior in the work environment. Schat, Frone & Kelloway reported in 2006 in a prominent study of U.S. workers that 41.4% or approximately 47 million American … Continue reading

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The Los Angeles Times Festival of Book (2018)

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My book was featured alone with twenty-five other authors from the writer’s group, “Written By Veterans”. This was a great honor…  

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