Setting Boundaries with Difficult or Self-centered People

Difficult conversations - mother and daughter

Most of us don’t like to confront others about their behavior. We don’t want to upset people, especially difficult folks. We know there’s going to be push back. But should we tolerate unwanted mean or disrespectful comments? Good self-care generally requires that we speak up. Read on to learn more. Read More

Twelve “People” Rules of Leaders who Inspire Engagement

The benefit of long experience is the opportunity to make management mistakes and experience poor management practices. Rather than pointing out mistakes, here are basic principles demonstrated by those who inspire employee engagement;… 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

4 Supervisor Strategies for Dealing with Negative & Disgruntled Employees

Every workplace has that one negative employee who brings everybody down and burns out their supervisor. This post lays out strategies for supervisors to deal more effectively and helps make the case that they’re harming employees and the company. Read More

Child Protection Justice is Slow – an end to the Penn State chapter

When organizations care more about sports and the revenue they bring in, the idea of morality and what’s right can be lost. Child abuse should be reported to community authorities and not kept within internal structures. Read on for more about a final chapter in Penn States child sexual abuse scandal. Read More

Flawed Leaders, Sexual Harassment, and Real Prevention

If your harassment prevention program is about sitting employees in front of a video, you’ve failed. Passive programs do not prevent or address workplace harassment. Read futher about a strategic approach much more likely to address the issue in your workplace! Read More

Using “Rule of Thirds” to Build Positive Culture

When you’re thinking about making a significant policy or employee program change, one-size doesn’t fit all in communication. It helps to consider employees as representing different degrees of agreement with the company itself. Read more to learn how to develop more effective programs and communication strategies. Read More