Book (and Institute) Progress Update

January 2020 Happy New Year to Everyone! And if you celebrate Lunar New Year (The Year of the Rat), Gōngxĭ fācái! In either case, it’s going to be a great year! Jerry and Tom completed their interview research in early December and since have been basically enjoying the Holidays and a longish New Year’s break…and now it’s back to work. Thanks to all who participated […]

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Book (and Institute) Progress Update

Book (and Institute) Progress Update

October 2019 Peak summer vacation time is over end for this year. Now it’s back to school, work, MLB Post Season, football, Thanksgiving, and the December Holidays. Although we were out and about like many of you, enjoying the summer weather, being outside, and spending time with family and friends, we did manage to get a bit of work done and want to let you […]

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Book (and Institute) Progress Update

Book (and Institute) Progress Update

June 2019 “When the Moon is in the Seventh House…” In his seminal book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University, and former head of the department of psychology at the University of Chicago says: “…We have all experienced times, when instead of being buffeted by anonymous forces, we do feel in control of […]

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Book (and Institute) Progress Update

Book (and Institute) Progress Update

May 2019 The Caissons Go Rolling Along… Interviews for the Book We have now completed about two-hundred hours of one-on-one telephone interviews, including some during which we heard absolutely amazing and inspiring stories about how you’ve integrated and applied the OE knowledge and skills from OEC&S. As an example, it doesn’t get any better than what we heard from Colonel Roy Ray (ret) who captured […]

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March/April Book Progress Update

March/April Book Progress Update

We continue to make progress with the book project…and have some exciting news to update you with: Interviews By the end of April we will have interviewed 73-people, including three-retired General Officers, two of whom worked at Department of the Army in and around OE, and one, an LTG who actually attended an LMDTC as a lieutenant!  Going forward we have about an equal number […]

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Book Update-January 2019

Book Update-January 2019

Greetings Everyone! We’ve been behind our promised plan to provide monthly updates on our progress with the book, but we intend to turn that around and begin to get back on the beam this month and post monthly updates as we initially stated. Here’s where we are as of this moment: * We finally found and learned how to use two-services that have really gone […]

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Description of the US Army Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Program & School Book Project

Description of the US Army Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Program & School Book Project

Over thirty-years after its termination in 1985 the US Army’s Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Program and School are being memorialized in a new book by Dr. Jerry Eppler, former Dean of Training at the School, and Tom Helton, a graduate of the first course in 1976. The working title of the book is, Teaching Toward Peace. The thesis of the book is that far from ending […]

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November 2018

November 2018

Greetings Everyone! We hope you all had terrific summers, and that all’s well with you and yours. Before the Holidays are upon us we want to give you an update on the progress we’re making with the book, so here goes: Through a friend and former colleague, we finally found an amazing App compatible with Apple iPhones and iPads, Otter Voice Notes that enables voice […]

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Book Update, The Beginning.

Book Update, The Beginning.

The longtime and legendary football coach of the “Fighting Irish” at Notre Dame, Lou Holtz, when asked one off-season where he thought his team was in its preparation for the next year’s season, answered, “Well, at this moment we’re getting in position to get in position to win”. We want all of our friends and colleagues around the world to know that right now, we too are similarly […]

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