Personal Interests

This is new. These are the funniest videos I have collected on organizational development, I/O psychology and human resources. I have sat in graduate university classes and these are amazing. If you don't laugh, then you get your money back. Or at least you will listen to Alice's Restraurant as punishment for your not getting it.

I have three avocations that I pursue They are writing, research and collecting.

Writing. I have come to believe that writing is a skill that you need to be born with. Certainly you can improve your writing skills. But a prolific writer is driven by his or her genetic predisposition. In my case my grandfather was both a writer and a writer coach. I have several of his books on my shelf. One of them is titled, Let’s Write About You (1944). My oldest daughter got her undergraduate degree in journalism. I write endlessly and compulsively. That’s not saying any of it’s good. I have a bibliography of over one hundred essays and publications that I have had published both nationally and internationally.

Research. My doctoral studies are in organizational change management. This passion resulted in my trademarking the People Sustained Organizational Change Management  (PSOCM ®) model. This is a comprehensive, 3-phase, 10-step model that tracks change management from initiation to completion. I took this one-step further by creating an open source, online publication that is copyrighted as The Book of Change ©.

Collecting. Yes, I collect toy soldiers (Carson Collection). In fact, I actually coined the name for it. If you collect stamps (philately), coins (numismatics) or books (bibliophilia), then there is a long established name for it. But when it came to collecting toy soldiers, no one had done it! Militiludibriology (mil·i·til·u·di-bri·ol·o·gy) is my Latin for the study of toy soldiers. I have often reflected on the psychology of my collecting. Is it some deep rooted need to control my environment? Is it some way to dissipate the scars of my military service? Or is it a childhood potty training exercise gone bad? Hello people, I have a degree in psychology! Its fair to say that I really have asked these questions. Sometime ago, I corresponded with a fellow collector who wrote a book about the subject. In his book, Little Big World: Collecting Louis Marx and the American Fifties, he plumbed the depth of his psyche in order to answer this question. One hilarious anecdote is that a person who bought his book complained that the it did not live up to the title. The reader was disappointed because he thought it was a book about how to collect toy soldiers and not about why a person would want to collect them. I guess the reader didn’t want to examine his own reasons.