The Good, the Bad, and the Obvious

How the Art of Obviousness can help You and Your Organization Prosper
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

In this course, I hope to share with you some practical ideas and strategies first introduced through a story called "Obvious Adams, The Story of a Successful Business Man," which appeared in the April, 1916 edition of The Saturday Evening Post. This timeless literary gem provides wisdom and insight that still has much to say to us today.

The premise of this course is that in our rush to employ technology and "systems" to guide us through and around personal and organizational challenges, we have lost sight of what should be our primary navigational tool -- obviousness!

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need to do nothing other than to fully open their minds to new ideas prior to starting the course – this is the only prerequisite.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Employ the concepts, techniques, and perspectives that comprise the Art of Obviousness to help themselves and their organizations prosper.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone seeking significant improvement in their personal performance, or the performance of an organization they lead or care about, should take the course.
  • Anyone who is not interested in significantly improving their personal or organizational performance should obviously not take the course…and seek professional counseling!

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: The Obvious Adams Story
Obvious Adams
20 pages
Section 3: Key Points and Takeaways
Key Points and Takeaways
Section 4: The Role of Critical Tasks in Organizations
The Role of Critical Tasks in Organizations
Section 5: Obvious Action Steps for Organizations
Obvious Action Steps for Organizations
Section 6: Summary
Section 7: Certification
Certificate in The Order of Obvious Adams
1 page
One Final Note

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Dennis A. White, Professor Emeritus of the Obvious

Dr. Dennis White is President and CEO of The Society of Certified Adjunct Faculty Educators (SoCAFE). He teaches graduate students in the MA Program in Organizational Leadership at Judson University in Elgin, IL, and undergraduate students in Management at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.

Dr. White has been a soldier (Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Reserve), salesman, entrepreneur, police officer and police chief, civil servant (GS-15), and educator during a professional career spanning five decades. He is a Vietnam veteran, and has been married to Dr. Judith Deierling White for 41 years. He holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership, a master's degree in Public Affairs, and a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. In addition to his academic degrees, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

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