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The Insidious Executive and 4 Steps for Dealing with Them

Sometime ago there was a Harvard Business Review article titled, “Coaching the Alpha Male,” that reviewed the challenges people face working with very talented and extremely assertive male executives. If, however, you think that “Alpha Males” are difficult to deal with, wait until you’ve been sucker-punched by the passive aggressive executive. At least with the Read More >

Employee Appreciation: Strategies for CEOs

The Chief Executive Officer holds a special place in a company. A good CEO is a visionary, a workhorse, a fundraiser and a cat wrangler. CEOs do not report to anyone but the integrity of the organization. Mainly, our job is to manage and develop assets, of which our employees are the greatest. Maintaining and Read More >

3 Ways to Make Life Easier For Your Employees

Boosting employee morale and productivity may be easier than you think. And, creating a positive work environment is not out of reach. Here are ways to make your employees happier, without sacrificing your bottom line. Forget Tracking Vacation Days and PTO Netflix does it. So does Groupon, ZocDoc, Virgin, Evernote and HubSpot. So what exactly Read More >

Awesome Incentives Your Employees Will Excel For

Over 70 percent of employees don’t feel appreciated or valued by their employer, according to employee research interviews conducted by Forbes. And another 60 percent said they don’t feel their career goals are aligned with their employers’ plans. Earning a paycheck is just one reason that motivates employees to show up for work. Doing fulfilling Read More >

6 Tips on How to Keep Your Employees Happy and Business Thriving

One of the most effective ways to keep your company thriving is by keeping your employees happy. Rampant negativity costs the U.S. economy between $250 and $300 billion every year in lost productivity, according to Gallup. Moreover, a workplace survey conducted by the American Psychological Association shows that employees “who do not feel valued are significantly more Read More >

How men are getting it wrong in the workplace

A third of men surveyed feel women are treated unfairly in the workplace; yet, only 10 percent think their workplace is a part of the problem. That’s according to the results of the most recent Men in the Workplace Survey, conducted by Fairygodboss and Artemis Connection. Is there an issue? When we consider the numbers, there is a clear Read More >

Creating a Work Culture That Attracts Diversity

Every organization, at one time or another, will struggle with fixing age-old problems that just seem to be a continual roadblock. From budget shortages, IT issues, to missed project deadlines, there’s always something. And, unfortunately, your team just can’t seem to fix them. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “The definition of insanity is trying the Read More >

Acquisition & Integration: When Two Companies Become One

While the sale and acquisition of your company can be beneficial in many ways, there is no doubt that employees are often the hardest hit by any company merging. Depending on the values of the company that acquires yours (or that your company acquires), there may be different cultures, dynamics, and even infrastructure. To make Read More >

The Science of Employee Motivation

Contrary to popular belief, employee incentives have limited positive effect on performance of employees or executives. According to Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton in their must-read book, Hard Facts, Half-Truths and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management, “individual incentives and highly differentiated reward and recognition distributions make more sense when performance can be objectively assessed Read More >

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