Four Ways Bosses Cause Stress in the Workplace

I am currently working with someone that is having a “boss” problem.” I thought it might be appropriate to replay this post from several years ago. We always talk about problem employees and how to solve those issues. We don’t spend as much time talking about problem bosses unless they are violating some law such …

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It is 2019 and Resolutions are not just for people

At this time of year people are making resolutions right and left. January is the month of self-improvement. Most of you will have made some or say that it is a waste of time. That is fine, but what about your business? Get rid of it! Peter Drucker, in four of his books, stresses the …

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Wednesday wisdom from Tom Peters

I am a big fan of Tom Peters and I have to admit I am dismayed when I mention his name and people don’t know who he is. In my opinion, he is as influential as a management guru as is Peter Drucker, but then again there is another name many people no longer recognize. …

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A Lesson from Drucker Replayed: Managing your boss

This post is from the Archive, but I thought it important enough to replay. I get emails and have seen many comments from people about “my boss this… or my boss that…” Well here is a method you can use to help you get away from “things happening to you” and put some element of …

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Replayed: Be an astronomer of people- The Challenge of Leadership and Management

Leadership is a hot topic these days. I wanted to replay this post from 2016 because I liked it. I subscribe to the YouTube channel of Jason Silva, Shots of Awe. This week he was talking about the telescope and the wonders and complexity of the universe. I am amazed at the vastness and complexity …

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From the archive: A brief HR lesson from psychology

I am out walking around the streets of New York City today, so I am pulling this post from the archives.  Teaching in a class the other day we were discussion motivation, getting people to do things. The next day I was reading a book called The Wisest One in the Room by Thomas Gilovich …

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Forget their Weaknesses, Improve their Strengths to gain.

I just finished reading a Harvard Business Review Tip of the Day, Adapted from “How to Gain Credibility When You Have Little Experience,” by Andy Molinksy and Jake Newfield. These authors say that if you are young and new to the job you should “Start earning your colleagues’ respect by conveying the value you bring. …

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Listening the correct way: An interview with Paul Endress for #SHRM18

Everyone in HR understands the importance of listening. We read about it all the time. We are trained in the value of active listening when interviewing or interacting with employees. However, I learned in a conversation with Paul Endress that active listening is not enough. To be very good listeners we need to be engaging …

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The Power of Naps in Increasing Productivity- More advice from Dan Pink

I have written about naps in the past, checkout Napping at Work: Why You Should Finally Implement AND Regulate it and Yawn: Lack of Sleep and the Benefit of a Power Nap. I am a fan of naps and have been for a long time. However, Dan Pink is not, or at least was not …

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From the archive: A Christmas lesson from Dickens

I have published this before, but as I reread A Christmas Carol each year I think the lessons should be repeated all the time.  One of my favorite books is A Christmas Carol. Most of us know it by the many movies that have been made, some well done, the others not so much. We …

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