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In 1992 there was a potential worldwide epidemic of tuberculosis brewing in New York. Multiple drug resistant strains were beginning to show up – the kind that known medications could not treat effectively. TB is a disease of the poor and indigent. Patients regularly moved between the Public Hospitals, Shelter System, and Prisons. The Department of Health was …

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Richard H. Axelrod, Emily M. Axelrod, Julie Beedon and Robert W. Jacobs Leader to Leader, volume 17, no. 2, June 2006 We have a love-hate relationship with meetings. Sometimes we leave them energized, brimming with ideas, and eager to move forward. Too often though, we leave drained, numb, and wondering what we were doing there in …

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Richard H. Axelrod, Emily M. Axelrod, Julie Beedon and Robert W. Jacobs, Our Children, Burrelles-Luce, September 2006 Sometimes it’s easy to get people to volunteer to help, but often much harder to keep them involved till the work is done. Here are five ways to make sure that doesn’t happen to you: Keep reminding people …

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(edited by Bill Treasurer) with Robert W. Jacobs and 30 other contributing authors Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. (www.bkconnection.com) Paperback original— 188 pages (2005/ ISBN-10: 1576753123) M.A.D. stands for Making A Difference. Positively M.A.D. is about how to do it. This book shows that getting M.A.D. doesn’t mean getting angry, or getting even — it means using …

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Richard H. Axelrod, Emily M. Axelrod, Julie Beedon and Robert W. Jacobs   Seventy percent of organizational change efforts fail or fall short of achieving their intended objectives. This figure is even more astounding when you take account of a recent Oxford University study on change, which found that over 68% of employees welcomed meaningful involvement in change.  Clearly, we …

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Imagine your organization has a unique opportunity. If you move fast, you can enter a new market before your competitors even knows it exists. You’re in a meeting exploring this challenge when a question is raised: “Should we focus more on centralizing or decentralizing to gain a foothold in this new market?” The “Either / …

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What Can You Do To Avoid Becoming Another Negative Statistic Divorce rates vary according to country, educational levels and income, though generally hover between 40 percent and 50 percent in North America and Europe. A 2004 study by Bain & Company found that 70 percent of mergers failed to increase shareholder value. More recently, a …

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“Write for five minutes about yourself.” That was all.  They were the only instructions we were given. Then we sat together in small groups and read to each other what we had written.  I sat with the faculty members who were part of this Catholic healthcare system.  They called the five minutes of writing and …

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