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May 09 2016

It's Time to Get Rid of the Stigma

May is National Mental Health Awareness month.  In August of 2012, I wrote a blog about reducing the stigma around mental health in the workplace. Then again in 2013, I wrote about mental health training in the workplace. I’d love to tell you that since that time, stigma has been reduced and suicide rates are down.

Apr 19 2016

Why Aren’t You Taking Your Vacation?

It’s almost summer and hopefully you’re planning to get away. But so many of you fail to take advantage of one of the best benefits your company offers. What part of paid time off are you missing? By not taking ALL of the vacation afforded to you, you are literally leaving money on the table.

 

Mar 09 2016

“Well, That Escalated Quickly”

Yelp! may be underpaying some of their employees, but there are better ways of making your voice heard than writing an open letter to your CEO. If you haven’t heard about Talia Jane and the now viral open letter she wrote ..

 

Feb 09 2016

Love and Work at the Office

A torrid office love affair…sounds like a good beach read, right?  That is, up until it becomes a reality you have to deal with at the office. Several years ago, a friend of mine began dating a peer on another team at her company.  

Jan 19 2016

The Biggest Component to Making Resolutions Stick

This time of year, everyone’s joining gyms, taking up yoga, walking the dog more, eating empty calories less.  But, here’s the thing: we spend most of our time at work, so doesn’t it make sense that companies should get on the healthy train, too?  

Jan 11 2016

Want to Delegate-But Just Don't Have the Time?

 (reposted from January 2012)

  For most managers, this is an extremely busy time of the year. You’ve likely got goal setting, performance reviews,   bonus discussions and strategic planning. Did I forget to mention you also have the day-to-day responsibility of managing your team?

 

Dec 21 2015

Are You a Future Scrooge?

One of my favorite Christmas movies is A Christmas Carol.  While watching it the other day, the scene in which Scrooge is whisked away by the Ghost of Christmas Past struck me as particularly poignant.At first, Scrooge is delighted by the happy scenes he’s presented...

Nov 25 2015

Management Lessons Learned from Black Friday

Thanksgiving is about gratitude, and, no matter your belief system or country of origin, that concept is one that resonates. Also, there’s nothing like gathering around a table with friends and loved ones to do some serious eating. And, let’s be honest, drinking. And then eating again.

 

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