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

Nonprofit Boards Discovering 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

Top Ten Things Employees Want from Work

A few years ago I researched what employees really want.  It was preparation for a workplace branding article.  If you don’t have the time or resources to survey your own employees you can use… Read More

You Reap the Culture You Sow – 5 Steps to Keeping Things Positive!

5 Steps to Getting and Keeping Positive Culture Organizational culture is a combination of the nature of your business/mission, stated values and philosophies; leaders’ personal philosophies; and employee personal values. Corporate policies and… Read More

What are Toxic Employees and Workplace Bullies are Costing You?

This topic is receiving increased attention today for a few reasons. First, 28 states in the US have reviewed or are reviewing legislation to make serious, targeted bullying a statutory crime (The Healthy Workplace Bill). Second,… Read More

6 Tips for Millennial Supervisors Directing Older workers

For some industries, front line supervisors rise up the ranks by gaining technical experience. Working 15 years, an employee could move up to supervisor because he or she has more experience than most… Read More