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The boss calls in sick

September 23rd, 2011


 

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10 reasons the workplace of the future is now

September 22nd, 2011


As a leader, are you making adjustments for the workplace of the future? Technology and its impact on society is changing so fast, the workplace of the future is now. If you are not making adjustments today, your company will be unable to attract the best and brightest talent tomorrow. […]

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People first, profits unlimited

September 21st, 2011


The topic of company culture is simply too touchy-feely for uptight business people. Profits are the reason they are in business. Soft, gooey speculation about what motivates people is conversation not welcome in a board room with serious thinkers. Hard-nosed business people need to deal with facts, like marketing strategy, […]

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Get the culture right and profits will follow

September 20th, 2011


Thanks to our friend Mark Harbeke with Winning Workplaces (a partner organization of The People Group), I became aware of a recent interview on The Colbert Report with Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com  From a financial perspective Mr. Hsieh and his company are very successful. Very successful. So successful that […]

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Video evidence that toxic bosses exist

September 16th, 2011


 

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21 steps to guarantee employee burnout

September 15th, 2011


Let’s pretend you are a supervisor and for some odd reason you want your employees to eventually freak-out, have a nervous breakdown, and/or suddenly quit without notice.  With much hesitation, I am providing 21 steps to lead your employees down the road to burnout and the need for a mental […]

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Working with Hot Head Harry

September 14th, 2011


Have you ever dealt with an explosive manager? The one that blows up in a meeting and loses his temper. He freaks out, says a few choice words, harshly disagrees with people, and basically has a meltdown.  I call these people Hot Head Harry’s or Harriet’s, or H3′s. When they […]

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7 questions to ask before accepting a new job

September 13th, 2011


No matter how bad you want a particular job, you want to avoid a toxic work environment.  Although the job may be perfect and the money just what you wanted, over time you will get sick working in a toxic workplace.  The physical and mental effects include stress, fatigue, increased […]

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10 tips for HR leaders who want to make a difference

September 12th, 2011


Being a human resource leader is not for the faint of heart.  Working among the cubicle jungles and executive suites can lead to some very tough days, which means you must really enjoy and feel called to the profession.  Otherwise, why take the job unless you are committed to making […]

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13 signs your company culture needs extreme makeover

September 9th, 2011


Below are 13 signs your company culture may need an extreme makeover: Executives park their Bentley’s, Ferrari’s, Maserati’s, etc. in reserved parking spaces. Employees are discouraged from using the executive  wash rooms. The company actually has executive wash rooms. Managers who utilize fear and intimidation get promoted. Brown-nosing is considered […]

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