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

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

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

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

When Companies are Forced to Deal with Toxic Employees

Toxic employees, especially those with strategic skills, are very difficult to dislodge.  They accumulate informal power; discredit those who speak up; favor those they can manipulate; and generally distract employees with intimidation and… Read More