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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Donald E. O'Neal  

Pen Name: Don O'Neal

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1933 in Kewanee, Illinois

-- Donald E. O'Neal on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

O'Neal was born in Kewanee, Illinois and currently resides in Springfield, Illinois. He has a Ph. D. in Strategic Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Donald E. O Neal, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield, and as a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a successful business career (in engineering and human resources) he took early retirement to complete a doctorate at the University of Illinois, and began teaching in 1992. He teaches leadership, strategy, human resource management, and ethics. His research has been presented at several international conferences and published in professional journals. He has co-edited six books about strategic management, and authored the textbook, Managing Strategically for Superior Performance (2003, American Press). He actively consults in his areas of expertise, advising, conducting seminars and workshops, facilitating organizations, task forces, and focus groups.

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Titles At Your Library

Managing Strategically for Superior Performance
ISBN: 089641423X

American Press. 0

If Not Now, When?
ISBN: 1600022758

Airleaf Publishing. 2006

"Someday I m going to..." I've said those words lots of times, and I ll bet you have too, or maybe you ve just thought them, because they are the words of a dreamer, and there s a bit of dreamer in all of us. It's fun to be a dreamer: to think about the things you hope to do... someday, but dreams never come true by themselves you have to help the along. So when do you plan to start doing something about your dreams? If you don't do something about them now, how can you be sure you ever will? And if you never do, you may someday look back on your life with regret, about the things you didn't do the dreams that never came true. You don't want that, do you? Of course not. But you know as well as I how quickly the years go by so why not start doing something about your dreams now, not tomorrow, or someday, but right now? After all, if not now, when? I've learned that I can do just about anything that I set my mind to, and you can too, and I'll help. All you have to do is picture what you want, decide what you have to do to get it, and do it, and I'll show you how to do all of that, and more.

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