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Organizational Conflicts are Generic

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Submitted by Stew Gable (United States), Apr 17, 2006 at 14:54

This paradox is not only in Academia, it is true in the military as well as in most organizations. I have been shut down many times by my bosses for fear of only one bad effectiveness report to kill any promotion possibility. Once I made Colonel I let the cats out of the bag because it was more important to my values than hanging around to make General Officer. I retired as a Colonel.

And I don't not know of a way to fix it. I do know how Billy Mitchell must have felt.

Maybe we should develop a new web site, now with the internet e-mail potential, and call it the Billy Mitchell Syndrome, break it down by organizational functions and people can post incognito?

Stew Gable
Col. USAF [Ret'd]
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