Are You Willing to Smoke Out Your Job?

Every so often I come across articles on the web that spark some kind of interest but I don’t have time to read them, so I bookmark them for later.  I had this particular article bookmarked for a while (okay, since February), and when I finally got the chance to read it, it struck me… [read more]

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Sometimes, More Staff Can Be A Good Thing.

Just read a delightful Sunday post from our favorite HR Capitalist, and I can’t agree more with his assertion that we all should hire people who honestly never seem to have a bad day and bring so much more to our organization than just their skill set.  I believe I’m one of those hiring managers myself — especially when it… [read more]

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Once Again, It’s All About Behavior

I don’t know about you, but the past year has brought about a rash of harassment cases to my attention and subsequent action.  I’m frequently asked by clients to do an intervention for an individual or group that requires education regarding what is acceptable – and what’s not acceptable – behavior in the workplace. In fact,… [read more]

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Deal with the Fear, or You Won’t Progress in Your Career

Fear of public speaking is a social phobia. Scientists and behaviorists call it social anxiety disorder.  The medical  term is glossophobia; from the Greek words glossa (tongue) and phobos (fear).  Believe it or not, the fear of speaking in front of other people is #1 on the top ten list of social phobias, higher than death… [read more]

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Here’s the Real Deal Regarding Presentations

A large part of my professional life has to do with delivering presentations, seminars and workshops on all kinds of topics, ranging from how to get the millennials to behave in the workplace (or at least civil according to their boomer bosses) – to how to motivate employees without spending a dime – to how… [read more]

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