Blog Articles

A Historic Week in June

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

This article is cross-posted from my Veterans Blog to recognize the service and sacrifice of the brave men who turned the tide in the Pacific 75 years ago and those who turned the tide in Europe 73 years ago.

 

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Battle of Midway: Turning the Tide in the Pacific (June 4-7, 1942)
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Operation Overlord: D-Day and Turning the Tide in Europe (June 6, 1944)

To read the article in its illustrated entirety, please click on the following link:

https://myvet4vets.blog/2017/06/09/a-historic-week-in-june/


 

WannaCryptOr Ransomware

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

This is shared from Fortinet, for which my company, Dynamic Worldwide Training Consultants (www.dwwtc.com) is a Premier Training Center. Fortinet is a global leader in network security, providing the only single-vendor, end-to-end security solutions for companies of any size and complexity. DWWTC provides world-class training in Fortinet Network Security as well and specializing in all things network!

You can find the ongoing reports on WannaCryptOr (WannaCry, and others) at the following link:

https://www.fortinet.com/corporate/about-us/security-fabric1.html?elq_source=socialmedia&utm_source=LINKEDIN&utm_id=70174&linkId=37703407


For training on Fortinet network security, contact DWWTC at 866.399.8287 to speak with a representative, send an e-mail to info@dwwtc.com, or read more on our courses at www.dwwtc.com/Fortinet

Psychology of the Interview

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

You crafted a beautiful résumé. You attended Career Connectors and got some great advice. You networked with professionals in your industry.

And then you get that call—a company that you have targeted for career potential wants you to come in for a face-to-face interview! Your next question…what do I do to win the interview?

This week’s article is being hosted by Career Connectors, a Phoenix-area nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to people in career transition.

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Follow this link to access the article (it’s free, just like everything else Career Connectors has done for about 40,000 career seekers in the last eight years):

https://careerconnectors.org/psychology-of-the-interview/

Come by and see us at Career Connectors events! You can view the schedule of events at:

https://careerconnectors.org/event-schedule/


Cinco de Mayo – An Important Part of American History

Carl B. Forkner. Ph.D.

Cinco de Mayo has become a widespread celebration day throughout much of America. Two challenges come with this day of celebration, though. First, many parts of the country regard it more as “Cinco de Drinko” (yes, local bars and clubs advertise it just that way) than the commemoration of an important event. Second, many Americans have no idea what Cinco de Mayo is actually commemorating. If Americans would have the opportunity to actually learn history in school—much has been marginalized by Common Core and the focus on STEM subject areas—they would understand that this day commemorates an event that helped shape American history…and the country we have today.

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Building on Thoughts from Leaders: A Story of Purpose and Relevance

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

This is the final part of a multi-part Blog series on strengthening your team by building on thoughts from experts. The foundation for these articles derives from comments made by writers in the Harvard Business Review over the years to which I add my expertise and experience.

You may have heard of the “What’s Your Why?” assessment that can help individuals discover their purpose and vision through a reliable, live evaluation. But beyond that, one must realize that defining a purpose–a mission–is essential in both personal and professional contexts. But none of that matters if your purpose lacks relevancy to the evolving world, workplace, or marketplace. You must be focused both outside as well as inside in order to maintain relevancy. And then, once you have a purpose and established that it is relevant, you must tell your story through both traditional and emerging modes of communication.

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Building on Thoughts from Leaders: Innovation on a Budget

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

This is part nine of a multi-part Blog series on strengthening your team by building on thoughts from experts. The foundation for these articles derives from comments made by writers in the Harvard Business Review over the years to which I add my expertise and experience.

INNOVATION. It is a buzzword associated with a broad spectrum of meanings that are sometimes as unique as the interpreter. From nudging processes to wholesale revision and replacement of processes, product and service lines, and even the focus and mission of an organization, innovation is one of the key concepts in business discussions worldwide.

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Building on Thoughts from Leaders: Negativity and Change

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

This is part eight of a multi-part Blog series on strengthening your team by building on thoughts from experts. The foundation for these articles derives from comments made by writers in the Harvard Business Review over the years to which I add my expertise and experience.

GOOD and BAD. Both are relative terms that describe a range of qualitative measure based on the perception and cognition of those making the assessment. No matter what your professional area, you are virtually guaranteed to encounter behaviors and events that are viewed as good and as bad. As a leader, the formula becomes more compounded because you not only need to understand how you perceive things as good or bad, but also how your employees perceive them. When you communicate with your employees are they receiving the same message that you are transmitting…and are they gaining the same understanding?

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