Pupose of this Site:

This site is designed to help young managers learn more about management.  The site will be updated periodically - It's purpose is to teach management techniques  to those who are interested in learning at no cost or obligations. 

In most organizations management expends literally thousands of dollars to enhance the technical skills of their employees.  Once an employee becomes extremely proficient at their job in the organization normally promotes them and makes them a manager or supervisor.  But they do not expend much money to teach them the basic concepts of management.  The purpose of this web site is to teach you those basic concepts.  To give you the tools needed to become a good manager and supervisor.  In most instances being a good manager is utilizing the skills that you already have.  Mainly common sense and a good knowledge of the business you're in however you still need to know and understand the basic concepts of management in order to be a successful supervisor and manager.  This web site is being designed to help you do exactly that. 

Lessons:  Each Lesson is designed to be 15 to 30 minutes in order to conserve your time.
Management Moments (MM):  Each moment is a quick concept that is designed to be a Management Short Cut!

Lesson 11 and More Coming Soon!  Tune into this web site at least once/month.


About the Author & Owner of this Site:

Joseph P. McClain, PhD, FACCE, FASHE

Joseph P. McClain retired from the Department of Defense on November 1st 2002.  his last position was the Director of the Clinical Engineering Division at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC and the Clinical Engineering Representative for the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command, which covered 21 states from Ft. Bragg, NC to Ft Drum, NY and as far west as Ft. McCoy, WI.  Joe received a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1975, a Master of Science in Organizational Behavior and Human Development Counseling in 1978 and a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management in 1997.  Joe completed his undergraduate work at the University of Nebraska and the majority of his graduate work from George Peabody College, overseas campus in Berlin, Germany and Oxford, England.

Joe also retired from the following positions.

  • Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army serving over 27 years active from 1953 to 1981 which included tours in France, Germany and Vietnam.

  • Adjunct Professor for Southern Illinois University teaching part time from 1984 to 2001 in the Healthcare Administration Specialty.

  • Member of the ASHE Clinical Engineering Medical Technology Management Committee

  • President of the National Capital Healthcare Engineering Society, Washington, DC

Has been a member in good standing of several organizations including…

  • The American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) & American Hospital Association (AHA)

  • The Society of the Pen and Sword

  • The American College of Clinical Engineers (ACCE)

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and

  • The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and was the first Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician in April 1972.

He has sat on several standards and policy boards to include…

  • The International Certification Commission (ICC)

  • The United States Certification Commission (USCC)

  • The Electromagnetic Compatibility Committee (AAMI)

  • The American Hospital Association/American Society for Healthcare Engineering Medical Telemetry Electromagnetic Interference Task-Force

  • The EMI Over-watch Committee and the Performance Improvement Committee for Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

He has also been published in several magazines, newsletters and Technical Documents and was one of the contributing authors of the 1995 and 2000 Biomedical Engineering Handbook published by CRC & IEEE and the 2004 Clinical Engineering Handbook published by Elsevier International Academic Press Series in Biomedical Engineering.

Last, but surely not least Joe are a Fellow with both the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the American College for Clinical Engineering and have over forty years of management experience.

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