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Stress and Anxiety Are Not Your Workplace Friends

Workplace stress and anxiety are generally not good things, no matter what anyone tells you! I know there are some who believe that a certain level of stress, or as they usually call it, “motivation,” is a good thing. And … Continue reading






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Workplace Absences: A “Little Thing” That’s A Big Challenge

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For many employers, employee absences can be a big challenge. On paper, this should not be a major problem for a good organization. Enough redundancy should be built into the system so that one missing worker doesn’t bring everything to … Continue reading






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Sexual Harassment Remains a Big Workplace Issue

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One of the more interesting side stories that occurred during the recent election involved sexual harassment lawsuits and accusations at Fox News. In case you missed it, Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor, sued her old boss, Roger Ailes, … Continue reading






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Owners, Managers and Supervisors: Ethics Are For You, Too

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There’s been a lot in the news lately about police officers who make mistakes. First, let me note that I believe those who work in law enforcement face some of the most demanding jobs on the planet. They are sometimes … Continue reading






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No Matter the Century, Humans are Still Human

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I’m often amused at people who talk about how we are now past problems that have plagued humanity for centuries. Now that we’re well into the 21st Century, they predict we can stop focusing so much on things like racism … Continue reading






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What We Have Here Should Never Be A Failure to Communicate

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I may be showing my age, but it’s likely you’ve at least heard the line from Cool Hand Luke: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” A prison boss first used the phrase then the hero, Luke, repeats … Continue reading






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Millennial “Generation Gap” May Be Impacting Your Office

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If your workplace is like many organizations today, you probably have a number of millennials on your team; you may be one yourself. Just to make sure we’re on the same page, millennials are those who were born between 1980 … Continue reading






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You Can’t Do It All!

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I’ve been asked, even criticized, about focusing too much on the “soft” side of management. I’m asked why don’t I discuss more “concrete” issues like billing software or the technology? One answer is that these are not my areas of … Continue reading






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Divide and Conquer Big Issues in Your Workplace

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Although business owners and managers face many issues unique to their industry, some of the most challenging are those shared with those in other types of organizations. Take the difficulties of hiring and retaining good staff. Although the demands of … Continue reading






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Unexpected Issues Can Impact Workplace Efficiency

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I’m surprised at how often business owners and managers see workplace efficiency and personnel management as separate questions. Clearly, there are workflow designs or equipment questions that can make or break any organization and are not directly related to personnel. … Continue reading






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