10 Characteristics 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

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. But the power dynamics are quite similar. Read this brief summary to see how . . . 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

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

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

Summary of DADT, Workplace Culture and the Impact of Repeal

On September 20th, 60 days after the repeal order was signed for Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), it goes into effect. Popular media have covered Military preparations for the changes. Though many see… Read More