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Are you encouraging your employees to share their knowledge?

Companies have in the past been suffering because the people that are sitting on the information has been uneager to share it. As a result of this, colleagues have had trouble accessing the knowledge they need in order to do their job. 459 more words


How do you evaluate employees without rating them?

More and more companies moves away from the traditional ratings-based performance model in the organization.

It makes sense to focus on goals instead of activities. You want your company (and staff) to grow and develop, and in order to do so, you need to focus on the right things. 286 more words


The KCS Saturday Six - November 14, 2015

  1.  The D-B Band is at it again!  As we speak, the Dobyns-Bennett Band is impressively representing our community at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, IN. 
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Out & About - October 13, 2015

No overarching narrative in this episode, just a beautiful Tuesday in October and a few trains through my neck of the woods. The day had an inauspicious start, though. 476 more words



Every year I have the privilege of accompanying our 8th grade students to Washington DC for their class trip. On each trip we spend countless hours at Arlington National Cemetery and visiting the nation’s war memorials. 290 more words


Rail Memories, Part IV

The last few posts, I shared some vignettes or scenes that evoke special memories that I may seek to at least partially evoke through modelling in the future (somehow).   695 more words

Taking a shower before work – employee satisfaction and knowledge sharing

When I was growing up, I worked for my father in the evenings and during the summers. Mostly construction work: framing walls, digging foundations, hauling bricks – that kind of thing. 559 more words