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CCC Professor Published and Recognized by Journal

Mr. Steve Casarow, MBA, assistant professor of Business and Information Systems Management and division head for the Information Systems Management program, was recently published in the FMI*IGF Journal from the Financial Management Institute of Canada. His article entitled Subordinates and Supervisor Relationships "explores the individuals (subordinates), then the managers (supervisors), using a brief literary review and the concepts found in Quinn's book, Building the Bridge as you Walk on it: A Guide for Leading Change, and provides a plan for building a workplace of success."

In pursuit of his DBA at Argosy University, Mr. Casarow researched workplace dynamics and found that communication is the key to fostering positive relationships between supervisors and subordinates. "Improving relationships requires an understanding of what obstructs or assists in the communication process; knowing is the first step to reconciliation or improvement."

"Leading by example is relevant if you want others to follow while you are building a bridge to walk on." By applying Mr. Casarow's business strategy to the Christian walk, it can be surmised that leading by example is only profitable to observers if you are modeling an ethical, moral, active Christian walk. He said, "The content [of the article] could apply to any individual in any organization" including the body of Christ.

Steve Casarow and his wife, Pattye, have been members of the CCC staff since 2002. In addition to teaching at CCC, Mr. Casarow is an employee of Craig Duncan Insurance, a branch of State Farm Insurance, and an amateur pilot. Mr. Casarow's article can be read at