Another List and a Scary Subway Story

Even though I will retire soon, I continue to have an interest in managing people/projects.  So am posting this 2015 New Management Books list from Government Executive.  I may review this list later in my “free time”.  As I may do some other job or project later where these will be relevant.


Also wanted to share this scary story, seems yesterday afternoon a Yellow line train (I rode this same Yellow line track every day for over 20 years) stopped in the L’Enfant tunnel and filled with smoke!  One woman succumbed to the smoke inhalation and later died at the hospital, scores of people went to the hospital sickened by the smoke.  I confess to a high degree of claustrophobia and on more than one occasion when stuck on a train in a tunnel had to practice some calming exercises until I could GET OUT OF THE TRAIN CAR!  So this incident scares the crap out of me.  Here is the WashingPost’s Deadly subway incident story from this am.  No answers from Metro, the story seems very confusing as to why they left the passengers in the cars for so long, why the DCFD wouldn’t enter the tunnel from the L’Enfant station, what did the train operator say or do?  Typical of Metro-little or no communication.  I am so THANKFUL that I have a parking pass and do not have to ride the train daily anymore!  And it will take me quite awhile before I ride the train again.



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