Mar 22 2015

Negativity At The Office…We Can’t Blame It On The Weather

It’s not your imagination…the bad weather a third of the country experienced this winter put everyone a little on edge.  To endure the amount of snow that fell in Boston without one grumpy day would take a particularly happy saint.  

Dec 31 2014

5 Things to Stop Doing in 2015

I thought I’d take a different slant on turning over a new leaf for the New Year.  Most people put “eating better” and ‘exercising” at the top of their list. Professionally, they may put “increase results” or “be a better coach”.

 

Sep 12 2014

3 Traits of Bad Leadership

Is it just me, or is really bad leadership becoming more commonplace? This week, Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner seems to be the latest example of leadership “don’ts”. Earlier this year, we saw Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie stripped of his Chairman title for making controversial statements. So what traits lead to bad leadership?

 

Jul 25 2014

10 Management Traits that Make People Quit

I believe, “people quit bosses, not jobs”, So when I recently posted a Career Bliss Infographic on the traits of a disengaged employee, I got some push back with this comment,” if someone is that disgruntled, it’s usually the manager's fault”.  Fair point.  So what are the characteristics of the kind of boss that will have you head for the door?

Nov 13 2013

Do You Have a Code of Ethics?

I recently participated on a panel for the 100 Entrepreneurs Project, which provides training for wounded warriors thinking of starting their own business.  The topic was hiring and firing.  It wasn’t too long into the session when someone asked, “How can you fire someone?” and “ What does someone have to do to get fired immediately?”

Aug 28 2013

Why Are We Still Discriminating?

Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Living just outside of DC at the time, I remember the event well, despite my young age at the time.  While we’ve come a long way from blatant segregation, discrimination is alive and well, especially in corporate America. Why is that?

Jul 31 2013

Why You Shouldn't Judge Loyalty

Like many of you out there, it’s hard to avoid the news about Anthony Weiner, his sexting scandal and race for mayor. But what I find more intriguing is how vocal and judgmental people like the Post’s Sally Quinn are around his wife, Huma Abedin.  Ms. Quinn throws her under the bus and says, “Sadly, she makes all women look like weak and helpless victims.”

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