All posts tagged "Hot Topics"

Tough Conversations – How to Deal with Uncomfortable Workplace Situations

Inappropriate attire, lateness, sexually offensive behavior, tattoos, warring employees, and all the other poor work habits and job performance concerns are up to a manager to address and challenge.  We all realized that we would need to "have a talk" with our people about discipline and performance problems.  But how do you prepare to talk ...Read more

The ABCs of Job Success: Attitude, Behavior and Conduct

This workshop is designed for the new entries into the workforce or for work readiness training. The number one reason employers fire people is because of their attitude. Those who influence your success have to understand what you say, accept how you look and behave and approve of your attitude toward work and your accomplishments. ...Read more

Hot Summer Topics

Summer has always felt to me like the interlude when we have more time to reflect over the last year and think about what we want to accomplish when “school” starts up in the fall. Well, we’re no longer in school, but I think my clients are sharing workplace challenges that they would like help ...Read more

Nine Ways to Lead Your Leader

We hear countless leadership development workshops and seminars including things on the different leadership styles and what the difference is between a leader and a manager. In my work, I hear a lot of disgruntlement about boss’s not being leaders and a feeling of helplessness and powerlessness to change their boss’s interpersonal style. Well, you ...Read more

The Servant Leadership Movement

Everyone is a leader in some aspects of their life – you don’t have to be a CEO – whether you are a parent, a sports coach, or a volunteer coordinator – you want to be as effective as you can to support the success of your people. At the workplace, good CEO’s, senior managers ...Read more

Diagnosing Poor Performance

If you believe an employee is not making enough of an effort, you’ll likely to put pressure on him or her to perform.  But if the real issue is ability, then increased pressure may only make the problem worse. Low ability may be associated with the following: Over-difficult tasks Low individual aptitude, skill and knowledge ...Read more

Riding the Wave of Organizational Change

I hardly think that any organization is not going to be affected by organizational change over the next few months. While change is inevitable, the nature of change has changed. While change used to be infrequent, stability was the norm and organizations used to have time to prepare for and adjust to new situations. The ...Read more

The Keys to Effective Listening

If you want to succeed in any job, that involves interacting with people, you need great listening skills. It can be with clients, customers, patients, co-workers, bosses, student or vendors. One of the most harmful things you can do to compromise good listening is to impose judgment on the person you are communicating with. When ...Read more

The value of Investing in Your Middle Performers

We always try to learn how to engage and motivate our employees. But which employees do we concentrate on – our “high performers” or are “low performers”? (We assume low performers may not be worth the investment as they may engage themselves right out of the organization.) Most of you would say your high performers. ...Read more

The Workplace Bullying Phenomenon: Silent Epidemic

With the increasing awareness of bullying in our school, I am reminded of the book “Everything You Needed to Know You Learned in Kindergarten.” When we first hear talk of bullying, the first image is a rough group of kids who make life miserable for other classmates.  Eventually kids grow up – the bullies and ...Read more

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