Holiday Party Problem Prevention Strategy

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  Well, it’s that time of year. We will see so many posts about how people should behave at holiday parties. We’ll see the thread-of-emails jokes from HR to the organization that starts with announcing the Christmas Party to announcing that there will be no formal gathering whatsoever. Do you have, or have you considered, […]

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It Only Takes One

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Originally, this article was developed during the time that the Harvey Weinstein news of sexual harassment broke. Since then, every week someone new has been accused of sexual misconduct. My friend and colleague Mr. Dave Ryan wrote a fantastic article about the sexual harassment climate in America, it is titled “HR…They’re Not On The Side […]

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I Have a Few Quibbles

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Ever since Paul Hebert departed from Facebook, I have missed his frequent crotchety, get-off-my-lawn type of observations.  His posts essentially took care of my need to express myself in that way. I simply “liked” or commented and left satisfied that my opinion was heard. But, alas, no one else comes to that same quality of […]

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Leadership Toxicity

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March 2008, Candidate Obama had to give a major speech on race relations.  Not because of something he did or said, but because his Pastor made a statement that the media played incessantly for days. As President, he was met with criticism for speaking up in instances relating to injustice.  Said by many that he […]

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Office Poli-TRICKS

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Office Poli-TRICKS There is an old saying: “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” And with that, what exactly is office politics? Well, according to a report by Ferris, Russ, and Fandt, titled, “Perceptions of Organizational Politics” they say “Organizations are social entities that involve a struggle for resources, personal conflicts, and a […]

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957th

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Would you date someone who was ranked #957? Would you bet on a horse that was ranked #957? Would you hire the 957th candidate? No, no, no, because we all want a sure thing. You may root for the underdog occasionally but do you ever chose the underdog? I know for a fact when it […]

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