Author Archives: Bruce MacAllister

About Bruce MacAllister

Bruce MacAllister is the founder and Executive Director of Business Excellence Solutions. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology and a Juris Doctorate degree. He has over thirty years of experience working with people in conflict, and training and coaching people through conflict situations. He works nationally and internationally with a wide variety of clients, including national departments, research and development organizations, institutions of higher education, non-profits, and individual businesspeople. He has been an ombudsman, executive level manager, project and program manager, trainer, and attorney. Click the "About Us" page to see his full biography. (http://bizexteam.com/index.php/about-us/.)

More on Managing Tactics

Tip Nine – Continued – Managing Tactics When Necessary In our last several posts, we’ve been discussing tactics. In my first post on the subject, I explained that, even though tactics can pose a challenge to your progress towards your … Continue reading

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Tips for Effective Communication, Tip Nine – Managing Tactics – Part Two

Space – In this case NOT the “Final Frontier”  In my last post I explained my belief that tactics should not be looked on as barriers but instead as information.  Tactics let us know that another or others involved don’t … Continue reading

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Twelve Tips for Effective Communication Series: Tip Nine –

Part One: Manage Tactics When You Must – They have an important role and are important indicators of potential conflict! So far, my posts on effective communication have focused on your responsibilities as a person seeking to influence someone else … Continue reading

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Overview of 2013 Business Activities

It seems natural at this time of year to look back at the challenges, results, and accomplishments from last year.  Every year about this time, I post a little update that outlines last year’s activities. So, in keeping with that … Continue reading

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Miss a Blog Post in 2013? Here is a list!

Summary of Blog Articles for 2013 This year we have worked to strike a healthy balance between providing flawless service to our clients while also keeping our blog post current and interesting.  In case you have missed some of our … Continue reading

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Ten Axioms of Change Management

Ten Axioms of Change Management In my work, it seems that organizations are encountering major change issues more and more frequently. In my work with organizations facing change issues, it seems that I am asked to work with change situations … Continue reading

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Tips for Effective Communication – Tip Eight

Tip Eight – Appreciate the Power of Word Choice Combined with Non-Verbal Cues By now it should be clear to those of you who have been following the posts on the Tips for Effective Communication, that effective communication involves more … Continue reading

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THANK YOU DAD AND THANKS TO ALL VETERANS!

Today, as many of us take the day to thank all of those who have served our country in the United States armed services, I find myself thinking of my late father and his fellow servicemen from the “Greatest Generation.”  … Continue reading

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C3 – Conflict Conscious Communication

C3 – Conflict Conscious Communication For some time now, many of my blog posts have focused the features of effective communication. I’ve been systematically sharing “tips on improving your communication” when it involves an important issue or someone important to … Continue reading

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Failure and Gridlock in Washington – Lessons in Negotiation We Can Learn From the Current Situation

Failure and Gridlock in Washington – Lessons in Negotiation We Can Learn From the Current Situation As anyone who views our website’s home page will discover, our organization’s dedicated focus is on helping individuals and organizations thrive by helping to … Continue reading

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