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Are Great Bosses Tough or Compassionate?

Getting the most from employees starts with the boss but how to be a good boss is often disputed.  Here is a great example of the conflict of which I speak.  Inc.com recently posted two articles on their website providing leadership advice.   “Want Happier Employees? Research Surprisingly Found That You Should Treat Them Like This” […]

5 Ways To Be Happier At Work

Studies show a clear correlation between happiness and productivity at work.  A recent study from the University of Warwick of randomly selected individuals revealed that happy workers demonstrate 12% greater productivity.  In his book, “The Happiness Advantage”, author Shawn Achor explains that positivity fuels productivity, creativity and motivation leading him to suggest that happiness fuels […]

Are Your Employees Doping?

Barry Bonds’ office was the baseball diamond, Lance Armstrong’s the mountains, and Marion Jones’ the track.  Each sports star exceled at their place of business but what distinguishes Barry, Lance, Marion and scores of other athletes is not just how well they performed at work but why they performed so well.  All, and many like […]

The Oh So Many Paths To Success

We all want success but for all those who have achieved it, monetary/career success continues to elude most of the populace who continue comparing themselves to the best and brightest.  Business Insider’s careers page provides loads of information on how best to position yourself for success. So many paths to success are presented that inevitably […]

Can We Not Discriminate Against Bad Habits?

A recent Gallup poll of Americans showed that 56% of smokers believe they are at least occasionally discriminated against in public or employment life with 13% of them claiming that they are discriminated against daily.  Smokers report the most common forms of discrimination come in the forms of bans at places such as beaches and […]

Opioids Are Ravaging the Workplace!

Opioids such as Fentanyl, Percocet and Hydrocodone, are prescription pain relievers presently prescribed at an alarming rate.  These drugs aren’t injected through a dirty syringe or snorted from a glass coffee table next to an overflowing ashtray, these are pills popped out of a common orange bottle filled at your local pharmacy and prescribed by […]

Workplace Incivility Is At An All Time High

According to Christine Porath, Associate Professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, 25% of employees surveyed in 1998 reported being treated rudely at work at least once a week.  That number rose to 55% in 2011 and increased further to 62% in 2016.  A second poll by Weber Shandwick, Powell Tate, and KRC Research showed […]

Are There “Men’s” Jobs and “Women’s Jobs”?

The US Department of Labor recently criticized Google suggesting that the tech giant was routinely underpaying its female employees.  Eileen Naughton, Google’s VP of people operations, refuted this claim, pointing out that Google conducts an annual gender blind pay equality analysis which reveals any pay discrepancies, and if any exist among any demographic group, their […]

International Women’s Day: How Far Do Women Have to Go In the Workplace?

The world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th.  In addition to celebrating all the various achievements of women, this day serves to raise awareness regarding the lack of gender equality.  The day is intended to celebrate the need for equality and yet ironically the day itself perhaps does not receive the equal treatment it […]

Why Empathy Needs to Make a Comeback!

A recent study of 15,000 leaders from 300+ organizations across eighteen countries by Development Dimensions International revealed that the conversational skill that has the highest impact on overall performance was empathy.  Empathy however is in decline according to Richard Wellins, one of the authors of DDI’s report.  He pointed to a University of Michigan study […]