Being too close to your employees can backfire

Over the years, leadership books, blogs and podcasts have encouraged leaders to form close relationships with their teams as another linchpin in organizational efficiency. But what if being too close to your employees can backfire? A recently published research article in the Journal of Applied Psychology, suggests that it could. The research is based on … Continue reading Being too close to your employees can backfire

Can a boss fire an employee on the spot?

The game show The Weakest Link was a great show! I loved watching a team of contestants trying win within a time limit by completing a chain of correct answers. When the chain was broken with an incorrect answer, the team was prompted to vote to eliminate one of their teammates, the so-called "weakest link" … Continue reading Can a boss fire an employee on the spot?

The Effects of Politics in an Organization

As the nation continues to struggle through the government shutdown, the two "leaders" with the power to end it have begun playing political games at the expense thousands of governmental employees' lives. Recent events have brought the awful effects of politics in an organization. Pelosi fired the first shot citing the shutdown as a reason … Continue reading The Effects of Politics in an Organization

Zombies in the Office-The Productivity Killers

In celebration of Halloween, I decided I would talk about four "Monsters" in the office. Our first monster has a bite that render you like them, walking around aimlessly with the rest of the hourde. As the disease infects your body, you lose the ability to speak, make your own decisions and become a carnivorous … Continue reading Zombies in the Office-The Productivity Killers