Something New, Something Old

Something New, Something Old

Ted Holzmann is a California native whose first cross-cultural experience was a move from San Jose to Syracuse, NY during Christmas break in 2nd Grade! He received an Army ROTC scholarship and later a commission through Wheaton College (IL), and hoped to become an Army medical doctor. His military career began after graduate school, taking him through Defense Language Institute and an ADA assignment with […]

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Dear Hong Kong, May the Force Be with You: A Letter from Two Adopted Sons

Dear Hong Kong, May the Force Be with You: A Letter from Two Adopted Sons

In Star Wars (1977), Master Obi-Wan Kenobi defined “The Force” as “The energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together.” If he were alive, David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. who wrote Power vs. Force, https://www.amazon.com/Power–Force–David–Hawkins-M-D/dp/1401945074, would probably say something like: “The Force, a ubiquitous energy field? Absolutely, but I would describe it a bit less poetically. […]

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The Times They are a Changin’: Connecting a New Generation to OE

The Times They are a Changin’: Connecting a New Generation to OE

By Sarah Redgrave My friend’s daughter used You Tube to teach herself how to repair her mom’s iPhone. She ordered the replacement part, took the phone apart, rebuilt the wiring, and put it back together. She’s 10. The phone now works perfectly. My friend was both grateful and frightened. We all have a preconceived notion of what it is to be 10, 15, 20, 25 […]

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Mick Jagger and Carlos Castaneda Walk into a Bar…

Mick Jagger and Carlos Castaneda Walk into a Bar…

“So, Mate…what are you drinking? It’s on me.” “Cerveza, por favor, Amigo. Muchas gracias.” Mick hails the barkeep and orders, “A pint for my friend here please, and I’ll have a Perrier Water.” Carlos raises an eyebrow in surprise at the Perrier Water. “Doctor’s orders, my friend. No spirits, at least of the liquid variety for six-months after the valve replacement. You can’t always get […]

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Maybe It Is Rocket Science After All

Maybe It Is Rocket Science After All

From Wikipedia: “Half-life (symbol t1⁄2) is the time required for a quantity to reduce to half its initial value. The term is commonly used in nuclear physics to describe how quickly unstable atoms undergo, or how long stable atoms survive, radioactive decay. The term is also used more generally to characterize any type of exponential or non-exponential decay. For example, the medical sciences refer to […]

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Learning How to Listen

Learning How to Listen

Posthumous Guest Post-July 2019 In Memoriam I am writing this introduction to report the recent death, and acknowledge and salute the most wonderful life of Dr. Andre Auw who was my mentor, colleague and friend. Initially, as my counselor in 1973 he gave me a chance to heal and grow from a painful divorce into a strong and loving man. He provided me those personal […]

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The OE Legacy by Mike Young, PhD

The OE Legacy by Mike Young, PhD

The OE Institute and “OE Communiqué 2.0 Blog” are pleased to introduce and extend a warm welcome to LTC Mike Young, US Army (Ret). We’ve written about and referred to Mike’s PhD dissertation from Antioch University, entitled, To Transform a Culture: The Rise and Fall of the US Army Organizational Effectiveness Program many times, and it’s an honor and distinct pleasure for us to have […]

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Special Edition Blog Post by Roy Ray

Special Edition Blog Post  by Roy Ray

Long before any of us wore the uniform of the United States Army, Ruth Stafford Peale, the wife of the Reverend Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking, coined a phrase that she lived her long life embodying. It still carries more than a little significance today in 2019: “Find a need and fill it”. You are well aware that we are […]

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Culture Change from the Bottom Up By Jim Thompson, PhD

Culture Change from the Bottom Up By Jim Thompson, PhD

The OE Communiqué 2.0 Blog is proud to introduce Dr. Jim Thompson Jim holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas, a B.B.A. in Personnel Management from the University of North Texas and an M.B.A. in Management from Golden Gate University. He is unique among graduates of the Army’s OE School. Graduating as a member of Class 2-81 he practiced […]

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The Magic of Intersections By Dr. Nancy Tennant

The Magic of Intersections By Dr. Nancy Tennant

The OE Communiqué 2.0 Blog welcomes Dr. Nancy Tennant Nancy is a consultant, professor and best-selling author in innovation, leadership and organization change. She is one of the world’s leading pioneers and practitioners in transforming businesses to achieve innovation from everyone and everywhere. Businessweek named Dr. Tennant one of the 25 Innovation Champions in the world. She is an instructor at the University of Chicago […]

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