Tag Archives: Authority

Police Reform: Invest in Officers

I’m struggling to understand the defund-the-police movement. What I hear in the media is that law enforcement is overworked, unappreciated and experiencing high levels of stress, which has been blamed for some unacceptable behavior. This is something we should be … Continue reading

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Inquire Within: Authority

These questions make for enriching dinner table conversation, but they can be equally illuminating if you simply ask them of yourself. I stumbled onto the idea of asking big questions because I needed them myself. They drive our growth, and … Continue reading

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Election: Subjects or Citizens?

I love the Opt Ed section of the paper. I believe we all need to write at least one letter on something we’re passionate about in our lifetime. In saying that, I applaud this reader On Nov. 3, we will … Continue reading

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Struggle for Professional Identity

 I have been hired as a software-engineer team leader for a group, most of them older White men. I expect challenges to my authority because of my youth, race and gender. Can you recommend strategies to help me take charge … Continue reading

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Disruptive Employees & Weak Leadership

As a manager, I don’t know how to handle three staff members who have no respect for authority. These young women feel entitled to speak their mind, use profanity and tell their superiors what to do. They apparently believe they … Continue reading

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