No matter how skillfully you announce bad news, it's likely to cause anxiety, a temporary drop in productivity, and prompt some of your valued employees to look for work elsewhere. How can you deliver bad news in a way that minimizes the damage? Read More
A true pro in the recruiting industry shares 6 best practices for success. Read More
It irks me that people and media feel justified in deriding our generation. Almost daily I read about how lazy, fickle, disloyal and demanding generation Y is yet so rarely is voice given to the truth that we Gen Y have different attitudes, and workplace expectations to the existing generations. Read More
The whistleblowers role of exposing silent problems in organizations will grow in importance in the future. How organizations guard against this risk is critically important. Read More
Whether you believe the concern is genuine or have your doubts about the hype, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Department of Homeland Security officials are joining forces to warn small business owners of the potential devastating effect of swine flu on small business. This article from the Chicago Tribune offers some suggestions for ho Read More
Michael Hyatt shares a story of what not to do to energize your people and why. Then he lists 5 ways to do it right, and why. Link from Michele Miller Read More
As you look at how you will meet your 2009 company goals with only 4 months left this year, it is critical that you re-engage your workforce with new energy and drive in order to get you there. Now is the time to make sure that you are communicating your own enthusiasm, vision and goals to everyone on your team. Read More
When engaged in small business hiring, promote from within suggests Seth Goldman, President and TeaEO of Honest Tea. Though Coca-Cola Company purchased a 40 percent share in Goldman's startup in 2008, Honest Tea, specializing in bottled organic beverages, can fairly be called a small business. Goldman freely admits that the decision to promote fr Read More
1. Erosion of Authority, 2. Strong Focus on Self, and 3. Excessive Drive for Achievement are three reasons for the recent outbursts and bad behavior. So what can we do to promote civility? Read More
Many of the theories on basic motivation concepts have demonstrated reasonably strong predictive value. How does a manager concerned with motivating employees apply these theories. I can really relate to this because I already have experienced how it is to be working and yet your are unhappy. What really causes that unhappiness is when your views, Read More

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