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September 22, 2013 Leave a comment

I have merged my blogs into one. The new blog will have the same great posts, but more of them. Please click on the new blog and register to receive new blog posts by email. Click on the following link for the new blog,

Thank you. Dave Tate

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Starting New Blog – LawRiskGov – Please Follow Me There

February 23, 2013 Leave a comment

I will be switching over to a new blog, The new blog exists but I am working on the look, format and color. Future posts will be to the new blog. I may not be able to carryover the posts from this blog to the new blog, but this blog will still exist. Please follow me to the new blog. Thank you.

Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco)

Holding the Line on Charging Older People Higher Insurance Rates Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

February 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Limit on health insurance rates for older (over age 50) adults limited to 3 times the rates for younger adults under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Click Here for Article.

Companies Reporting Hacking

February 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Companies are more often publicly reporting hacking, according to article, Read Here.

Persuade With Participation, Part One: Learn from Early Rhetoric – From the Persuasive Litigator

February 22, 2013 Leave a comment

An interesting discussion about persuasion from the Persuasive Litigator, Click Here.

National Center on Elder Abuse – Discussing What Is Elder Abuse

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

A good discussion and link from the National Center on Elder Abuse, discussing what is elder abuse, Click Here for article.

Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco)


Link – Management Is (Still) Not Leadership – I Like This To-The-Point Article by John Kotter

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

I like the following article by John Kotter.  It is a worthwhile read.  Management Is (Still) Not Leadership – for the article Click Here.  I have copied and pasted the following from Mr. Kotter’s discussion, but please read the entire article – it won’t take long to read:

“Mistake #1: People use the terms “management” and “leadership” interchangeably. This shows that they don’t see the crucial difference between the two and the vital functions that each role plays.

Mistake #2: People use the term “leadership” to refer to the people at the very top of hierarchies. They then call the people in the layers below them in the organization “management.” And then all the rest are workers, specialists, and individual contributors. This is also a mistake and very misleading.

Mistake #3: People often think of “leadership” in terms of personality characteristics, usually as something they call charisma. Since few people have great charisma, this leads logically to the conclusion that few people can provide leadership, which gets us into increasing trouble.

In fact, management is a set of well-known processes, like planning, budgeting, structuring jobs, staffing jobs, measuring performance and problem-solving, which help an organization to predictably do what it knows how to do well. Management helps you to produce products and services as you have promised, of consistent quality, on budget, day after day, week after week. In organizations of any size and complexity, this is an enormously difficult task. We constantly underestimate how complex this task really is, especially if we are not in senior management jobs. So, management is crucial — but it’s not leadership.

Leadership is entirely different. It is associated with taking an organization into the future, finding opportunities that are coming at it faster and faster and successfully exploiting those opportunities. Leadership is about vision, about people buying in, about empowerment and, most of all, about producing useful change. Leadership is not about attributes, it’s about behavior. And in an ever-faster-moving world, leadership is increasingly needed from more and more people, no matter where they are in a hierarchy. The notion that a few extraordinary people at the top can provide all the leadership needed today is ridiculous, and it’s a recipe for failure.”


Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco)