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By Tom Davidson

If you only got a 10 to 35 percent survival rate on your next reforestation project, would you be happy with the result? I don’t think so. Unfortunately, that is the success rate of most training – including leadership training – not necessarily because of the quality of the training itself but because of what […]

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By Tom Davidson

“Dad, what do you do?” This was the question that Stafford County Administrator Anthony Romanello was asked by his son, a high school senior at the time, and one that would ultimately enlighten and inspire his own father, a veteran executive and respected civic leader. “I’m responsible for day-to-day operations of Stafford County, Virginia, government […]

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By Tom Davidson

I’ve been in leadership positions since I was 12 years old, but at age 57, I’m just a beginner at golf. Shortly after my father died, I eyed his last set of clubs, which had fallen into my dubious care, and decided to take them for a spin. After swinging wildly at the local golf […]

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By Tom Davidson

Even with the down economy and shortage of jobs, the workforce of today resembles true volunteers more than ever before. They don’t have to work for you. They’re planning to leave, and they’re motivated primarily by self-interest, personal goals, aspirations and interests.  While the concept may be shocking, it’s nothing new; it’s just magnified by […]

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