To many of us, the saying “one bad apple ruins a bunch” brings up memories of overbearing lectures we received as children. But how true is this statement in the adult world of work? According to one source, “bad apples” an the office can slow down productivity, diminish creativity and prevent successful completion of projects.
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Today’s human resource department is very different than the personnel department of long ago, when it was once relegated to more administrative work in addition to hiring and firing employees.
Mission statements. Pretty much every large company has one, and lots of small companies do as well. But do these brief few words create alignment and clarity in your organization?
Increasing employee engagement requires decreasing turnover. Yet according to ongoing studies, most employees are already halfway out the door.
Harry Howe, President of Howe Leadership, provided a powerful message for us today: When working environments are fraught with uncertainty, focus on flexibility.
Howard Kellman is the longtime radio and television “voice” of the Indianapolis Indians and a professional speaker. He was the play–by-play broadcaster of the Triple-A World Series from 2006 to 2008, and has also filled in as a broadcaster with the Chicago White Sox, the New York Mets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Howard has been… Read more »
Learn how to find and recruit your next business development expert with Jamar Cobb-Dennard.
Leaders and teams often avoid conflict, believing that no conflict means their team is high-performing.
What do you do when you’ve been to every networking event, done tons of one-on-ones, and are tired of it?!? Learn how to take your networking to the next level!
Recently I had the opportunity to work on a small team, but I found myself disengaged. The leader was complaining that we needed to get to work. He accused us of having no sense of urgency.
I’m always skeptical of “universal truths” and other absolute statements. But a post from the Refresh Leadership Blog offers five great ideas for people who want to be successful.
Despite the occasional need for roller coaster rides or horror films, fear is not an emotion most people want to experience often. This is particularly true if it shows up in the office.
We can tell when someone is using flattery to make us feel better. With friends, it can be harmless fun, but within a business, it can be disastrous.
Noted radio host Caroline Dowd-Higgns interviewed Marcia Newman, who is a consultant and speaker for AccelaWork. We’ve got the full transcript.
I was reminded this week of how many of our challenges can be summarized by the interaction of knowledge and action. There are two opposing situations that can slow our progress toward success.
Practically every individual in the workplace experience has either experienced or witnessed sexual harassment. At the NAWIC 2017 Forum, join Robby Slaughter for a discussion on this topic.
On Wednesday, December 7th, Robby Slaughter will speak at Crane Credit Union in Franklin, Indiana, on the topic of influencing change at work. The event includes a light breakfast and is free to the general public, but registration is required for planning purposes.
Old timers and whippersnappers. New technology and tried-and-true methods. People from different decades see work differently, but we all have to work together.
Too many project managers suffer from a horrible workplace affliction: micromanagement. Whether you’re a perpetrator or a victim, understanding why people nitpick and how to communicate effectively is the best cure against this disease.
What is sustained thinking and how does it benefit us? Thinking is an ability that we must nurture, grow, and use continuously.