I have someone close to me who never seems to hear anything I say to them the first time. Ninety-five percent of the time I initiate a conversation, they will respond with a "huh". This has happened so often that I now just mumble something to get the "huh" before I actually start with my … Continue reading You’re not a good listener
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
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?
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
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