Category Archives: cultural changes

If Employees Are Unhappy With Politicians, Does That Make Them Mad At the Company?

One of my partners and I discussed what the results of yesterday’s NBC/Wall Street Journal poll might tell us about worker attitudes. NBC News pointed out that President Obama’s approval rating was at its lowest point. The more troubling results … Continue reading

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Workplace Bullying and the NLRB

Workplace and school violence events have contributed to our increasing national conversation about “bullying.” Recently, NPR quoted a Zogby poll in which more than a quarter of American workers reported that they have experienced abusive conduct at work. 64% of … Continue reading

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Familiar But Great Reminders Of Bad Facebook Judgment

11 Brutal Reminders That You Can and Will Get Fired for What You Post on Facebook// // // <![CDATA[ document.write('.js-display-none { display: none !important; }’); // ]]>// 11 Brutal Reminders That You Can and Will Get Fired for What You … Continue reading

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Be Wise, But Share Good News and Bad News With Employees

Leadership lessons from the military do not necessarily translate to the private sector.  I am uncomfortable with business books which continually analogize the workplace to the battlefield.  It’s not the same thing and I never want to minimize that service.  … Continue reading

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One Stroke of a Key and Your Reputation Is Destroyed.

Many of you know that I spend a lot of time trying to teach people, especially executives, to be cautious about what they say in e-mails, blogs, Facebook and now LinkedIn.  My favorite comment is that “one should draft e-mails … Continue reading

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You Learn a Lot When You’re the Sober One.

Tim Sackett always writes practical and entertaining posts,  Today’s post, “The Number One Reason You Should Never Drink at an Office Function” is no exception.  Tim goes beyond cautioning us to not make a fool of ourselves with a tongue … Continue reading

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When It Comes To End of the Year Bonuses, A Little Goes a Long Way!

The linked article on TLNT provides an Excellent discussion of employees diminished expectations for end-of-the-year bonuses and references that all time Christmas Classic, “National Lampoon Christmas Vacation!”  To quote the author: four in five employees think a holiday bonus is … Continue reading

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