Paul Starsoneck

Getting More Than You Give

| by Paul Starsoneck

Another scholarship season and another year where I get so much more, than the few hours I give reviewing applications for the Robert Franklin Black Scholarship.  A few years back I read an applicant’s essay that spoke about overcoming the adversity of changing high schools for he…

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Nobody’s Perfect

| by Paul Starsoneck

In a previous career I was in charge of implementing a large logistics solution that required the integration of equipment, software, process, and people.  At one of the early status meetings I stood before a group of over a hundred team members representing the client, our corporate te…

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Why Small Teams Work

| by Paul Starsoneck

During my corporate career I found the most successful and rewarding work was done as a member or leader of a small team.  I’ve advocated for the redeployment of successful teams in masse to new challenges, but routinely found leaders undervalued the existing team. I work in a sm…

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Gaining Some Perspective

| by Paul Starsoneck

I just finished an excellent new book, Conquerors by Roger Crowley, which left me thinking about how leaders make decisions.  The book begins in the latter fifteenth century when the King of Portugal faced a decision about investing in exploration to open a sea route for trading spices …

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