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Motivational posters ain’t gonna get you growth

Motivational Posters

“Slap something on the wall and hope it resonates with others” is a nice little management strategy. (See also: the “core values” of most places.) But does it work? Good Lord no. Continue Reading

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Respect in the workplace: None too rosy a picture

Respect in the workplace

Most companies reward the number. What about rewarding “the right thing to do?” Continue Reading

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Employee recognition ideas: Uh, start by caring

Employee recognition ideas

“I don’t have time to recognize my employees! Don’t we do that at raise season or something? Eff it, let’s buy a software program!” Continue Reading

The career ladder has a dangerous side

Career Ladder

What happens if most of your management team is high-power, but low-respect/status individuals? Um. Nothing good. Continue Reading

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The Era of Professional Boundaries

Professional Boundaries

… but unfortunately, it’s often designed to protect those already with power and influence. Continue Reading

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The 6 biggest cover your ass moves at work

Cover your ass

Cover your ass moves, or CYAs, are everywhere in most organizations. What are some of the most egregious? Continue Reading

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The true test of successful organizational development

Organizational Development

Organizational development suffers from the same core business problem as many things — it’s hard to measure. Here’s the basic deal with many jobs: even though senior leaders usually aren’t very good at analyzing data in the context of decision-making,… Continue Reading

The most granular piece of leadership advice ever

Granular Leadership Advice

Ah, Saturday morning. Coffee. Business blogs and websites. Reading about leadership. I’m a total nerd. Here’s an article on Fast Company entitled “How To Implement Change Without Making Your Employees Hate You,” which certainly seems like a noble goal for any organization. The… Continue Reading