Employee Issues

I remember the first time I was promoted to a leadership position, when I was named assistant supervisor of a new department. One of the first things the supervisor said to me was “I don’t have a lot of time, and I don’t like to repeat myself, so pay attention and take good notes, and […]

I have a friend who recently started working at a new place. After she’d been there a few weeks I asked her how she liked the new job. Cabinet Office via Compfight She said she was struggling because of the overall demeanor of the people who worked in her department. They were always talking nasty […]

Hopefully by now a lot of people know about my book Leadership Is/Isn’t Easy. It’s a compilation of articles and stories on leadership that I believe can help people understand leadership concepts without hammering them over the head. I decided to share one of those articles here just to give y’all a taste of what […]

A couple of years ago I wrote a post titled Do You Trust Your Employees after reading a story where a factory was putting electronic tracking devices on their employees. I could have easily given it the title above. Closed! I’m glad I didn’t, because I can give better attention to the question about employees […]

Sometimes the best way to illustrate a point is by telling a little story. My grandmother, Hazel Beverly, was in the hospital for two weeks. It took a while before I finally heard from a doctor; she’d been in the hospital for 10 days. He asked me about her advanced directives. I told him that […]

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