Sunday, January 1, 2017

Inhibitors to Transparency

Title: Inhibitors to Transparency

Abstract: Transparency is a critical component in achieving a level of organizational success. This article discuss areas that inhibit transparency and impact not only on organizations (the business) but the people within the organization. The lack of leadership integrity, organizational culture, and the inability to communicate effectively through interpersonal communication skills are defined inhibitors to organizational transparency within this article. By addressing the identified transparency inhibitors leaders are able to achieve a level of organizational success. 

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Reference: Powel, C. (2015). Inhibitors to Transparency. About Leaders. Retrieved
Author Bio:
Dr. Christopher Powell currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Leadership Integrity Services, LLC and Deputy Director of Human Capital Planning for the Army Corps of Engineers – IT (ACE-IT).

Prior to his current role as Deputy Director of Human Capital Planning, he served as the Deputy Director of the Central Region of ACE-IT where Dr. Powell assisted in leading and managing over 500 federal government IT employees and over 800 government IT contractors in a virtual/non-centralized organization that extend throughout the United States, Alaska and Hawaii.
Other assignments include serving in senior positions within the United States Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Army Intelligence (G-2) Pentagon and the Defense Intelligence Agency. With over 30 years experience leading and supporting public, private and non-profit sector organizations, he has also authored several articles and is currently constructing a book about leadership. Dr. Powell facilitates courses with Ashford University and has facilitated courses in organizational leadership and management, enterprise architecture, project management, transforming organizations through business process reengineering leadership, systems analysis and information technology leadership/management with Northern Virginia Community College and several other venues within the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Dr. Powell is well versed in business acumen.

As a 20 plus year military veteran, Dr. Powell was assigned to numerous countries including Asia, Europe and Africa where there have been challenges and opportunities. One such opportunity landed him on top of the Berlin Wall as the wall was being torn down. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems management from Colorado Christian University, a master’s degree in telecommunication management from Webster University, and a doctoral degree in organizational management and leadership from the University of Phoenix.
Dr. Powell completed the Department of Homeland Security Senior Fellows Program and earned certificates in IT Program Management, Configuration Management, Chief Information Officer and Information Assurance, to name a few. His passions are leadership, management and growing and developing people.

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