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Ed Parr


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How to organize employees, how to stop infighting, how to handle problem employees, and more. I have 25+ yrs. of managing within a variety of industries and labor environments. I have managed from 50 to 1,000 staff on projects with P&L responsibility ranging from $100K to $30MIL. I currently serve as a management consultant to business and government. I enjoy helping people, especially supervisors and managers, evolve in their careers.

Experience in the area

Over 15 years of senior management experience including: systems development, technical help desks, customer service, back-office operations, branch administration and regulatory compliance. Responsibilities have been as large as 1,000 professionals delivering projects with P&L as high as $30 million and assets totaling more than $10 billion. Customer interaction has ranged from customer service reps to CEOs. Greatest accomplishment: Helping employees be all they can be.


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A graduate With Distinction of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Ed is a 35-year veteran of organizational leadership. He is a Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A) who has worked in management positions ranging from team leader to senior executive. He has managed as many as 1,000 employees deployed in multi-site facilities and consulted with or managed for both large and small organizations including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, E.D.S., PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Sprint Corporation. In addition, Ed is an 10-year contributor to as a pro bono management expert, advising managers, supervisors, and employees around the globe providing them practical solutions to their everyday workplace challenges. Finally, Ed is an avowed Accountability Manager who strives to learn and educate others about the fundamental truths of management.

What do you like about this subject?

I enjoy advising people in the art of management because it gives me the opportunity to contribute to worldwide prosperity. Think about it. All wealth is formed by people being managed in some way. By improving "how" we manage each other, we give both workers and managers greater fulfillment thereby enhancing productivity and abundance worldwide.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I plan to continue learning throughout my career. My hope is to gain sufficient knowledge to write a management handbook that will help industry and government employers select true managerial talent and help existing managers optimize their skills for improving their effectiveness.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

"Aptitudes are the Fingerprints of Your Destiny!" Everyone has unique talents called APTITUDES. When you use your APTITUDES in your work, you gain a competitive edge over others. Why? When you have the right APTITUDES in a given job, you're able to learn things faster and perform tasks better than others. This way,you get the reputation of being a TOP PERFORMER which leads to your SUCCESS.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

The most POPULAR manager is usually NOT the best manager. An example is the U.S. presidency. The person who wins this office is usually the politician who has the highest "approval" ratings. However, the president's decisions often leave much to be desired in terms of managerial efficacy. More often than not the voting public fails to view the president as the nation's top manager.

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2017-03-19 Moslems want hallal meat at social events?:

Dear Bud:    Thank you for your question.  Have you heard the expression "Giv'em an inch, and they'll take a mile."  That's what you are dealing with in this situation.  Really doesn't matter what select

2016-03-30 why do people say.....:

Dear Rrb:      First of all, thank you for your question AND thank you for being a teacher.  My wife works in a school district so I've heard similar stories from her.  That's not to imply that your reported

2015-07-23 What does it mean when a company has a union?:

Dear Philip:    Thank you for your questions.      What is a union? Unions are a legal construct all investors should understand. Why? Because unions are essentially a legal agreement among the rank-and-file

2015-06-01 medical leave:

Dear Kelly:    Thank you for your question.  Unfortunately, I'm not a labor lawyer.  So, my input on the legalities of handling a workman's comp. employee situation would be lacking.  So, my advice for

2013-10-09 Grunt Work:

Dear Debbie:    Thank you for your question.  I understand your frustration.  In essence, people to whom you do NOT REPORT in the organizational chain of command delegate their work to you and expect you


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