In response to the 10/12/2010 post, “Poisonous Staff,” the original writer sends in an update: Cain, BTW, my project poisonous staff member is somewhat softer now and more compliant. A testament to the effectiveness of influence and time, over authority and power. SC Response Congratulations! To you, your school and the employee. It sounds like you are channeling your inner Harry Miller and E. Don Brown. It’s a tough lesson, but like Brezina used to remind us, “You can’t fire them all so you better figure out some ways to save some of your bullets.” Getting the reluctant on board (in a timely fashion) is a great litmus test of your leadership ability. Think. Work. Achieve.Your turn…

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