Category Archives: management and leadership

A New Series: Practical Advice for 2017: One – Thinking, Listening, Showing Respect and Reading (plus recommended books).

A New Series: Practical Advice for 2017 With the exception of Immigration enforcement, I doubt that we will see as vigorous an increase in new employment law requirements and enforcement under the Trump Administration as under President Obama’s tenure. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Warren Bennis, Safety, Labor Relations and Leadership

  I love reading the Economist and they justified my appreciation with an August 9 Obituary on Warren Bennis, who they rightly described as “the world’s most important thinker on the subject that business leaders care about more than any … Continue reading

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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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Two New Webinars: Bullying, the NLRB and Its War On Employer Rules and “Live From the AGC National Safety Committee Meeting.”

Dealing With Workplace Bullying And Misconduct While The NLRB Challenges Your Rules Join us for a Webinar on July 24 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/137864872 A quarter of American Workers claim to have been seriously … Continue reading

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Bad News + Prepping the Boss For interviews = a Bad Day For You.

The following article is from Kevin Sullivan, our VP Marketing and PR.  Even in this social media-driven age, I find employers to be woefully unprepared to respond to inquiries about a workplace fatality, union corporate campaign, an executive’s public bad … 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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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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