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Paula Deen: Getting The Shaft or What She Deserves?

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Why are we discussing Paula Deen? Because this case is appropriate to leading and change management in the Internet age.

Children

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Children want to manipulate and squirm their agenda through any manner of pleading, puppy eyes, and hugs.

Are We Off Limits?

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If you want to have outrage, use it on the real people we have who make the brotherhood look bad through their lack of professionalism.

Spring Cleaning

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The heart of the issues lie at the hearts of the people.

Listen To What You Are Saying

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While the rest of the nation was hanging Capt. Smart out to dry and even having some punny remarks on his name, one or two individual comments were drowned in the flood.

Zen Shorts

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For me, “nothing” still involves something.

No Trash Talking

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Cicero said it best: “We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.”

Je Ne Sais Pas

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“To overcome the intelligent by folly is against the natural order of things; to overcome the foolish with intelligence is in accord with the natural order.”

Loser

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Incident commanders should dictate the conditions, not permit the conditions to dictate to us.

The Sword

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While leaders must have the ability to exercise statesmanship, these soft skills are sometimes not fully appreciated unless you can bring some smackdown to the table.

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Michael "Mick" Mayers

Battalion Chief with Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and Rescue and an Emergency Response Coordinator with the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System Incident Response Coordination Team.

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