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

Three 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 some 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 through difficult times. Read More

Information and Power Hoarding – Excluding Coworkers

Information management problems? Maybe it’s just poor workflow or maybe you are dealing with information hoarding! A good friend emailed me recently about the concept of hoarding at work. I write and speak extensively… Read More

Not Your Mother’s Sexual Harassment Prevention!

The number and nature of sexual harassment disclosures has drawn significant attention since the accusations against Harvey Weinstein in October 2017. It is clear that simply telling employees what not to do, isn’t working. The approach noted here can help organizations prevent harassment of any kind. 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