10 Behaviors of Emotionally Healthy People (at Work)

I often make observations in the workplace that a typical HR professional might not see. This article discusses employee emotional health. I have spoken to 100s of employees and leaders. Some are just natuarally more healthy than others. Read on to find out how they approach their work. Read More

Four Things HR can Do to Relieve Employee Suffering

In the course of HR professional’s work with individuals in transition, they encounter employees in distress. This puts them in a position to either ignore it or provide support to lessen employee suffering. They can also prevent distress through sound planning and implementation of company change. Read more to learn some basic techniques to support employees. Read More

6 Reasons Employees Don’t Disclose Workplace Abuse

What in the world does child abuse have to do with workplace bullying? You’d be surprised to learn that while child abuse is obviously more devastating and adults are better positioned to speak up, the power dynamics are quite similar. Read this brief summary to see how . . . Read More

Surviving a Toxic Workplace Without Losing Your Mind

How bad is bad enough? Too bad to stay? Too good to leave? There are certain workplace challenges that no one should have to endure. But, can you insulate yourself from the toxic workplace around you? Read further for effective self-preservation strategies. Read More

When Nonprofit Boards Discover Executive Director Misconduct

You volunteer on a community nonprofit board. All is well until you get a letter from an employee’s attorney alleging misconduct by the Executive Director. Or, maybe a local vendor is furious because their invoices have gone unpaid for months despite assurances from the Executive Director. You need to act fast . . . Read More

4 Potential Causes of Employee Poor Performance

There are many reasons why employees can’t or won’t perform up to supervisory expectations or even up to their own potential. There are clues that suggest the ultimate source of poor performance and it’s often not the employee. Take a look at the surroundings in which the employee is placed. Read More

Retain Toxic Employees and Bullies at Your Own Risk!

Ignoring abusive employees doesn’t pay. I am amazed that while abuse and intimidation goes on under their noses, senior leadership has no idea. Even when one or two employees speak up leadership is vulnerable to arguments that the complainers are fussy, picky, or over-emotional . . . Read More