Archive | Employee Satisfaction

Are You Seen as a Mean Boss?

Bullying continues to be experienced in the workplace. In spite of corporate training programs to stamp out discrimination and abusive behavior, the problem continues to exist. There is a difference between being directive, having high standards of production and being experienced as rude and verbally insulting. Most leaders deny that they are bullies. They use […]

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The Key Role for the Managers of Managers

Friday evening I had dinner with a friend and we inevitably landed up talking about managers who struggle. My friend accurately identified the problem. Instead of managers developing people to take leadership positions, they often have an open position into which they hire because of all the wrong reasons, primarily just to fill the position.

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What Has Happened to Zero Tolerance for Bad Behavior?

Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford has a strong opinion about bad behavior. It does not belong in business. He had the opportunity of observing leadership behavior for many decades and still believes that the behavior of leaders is the key to having a stable and productive company that does good work in the world.  There […]

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Want to Counteract the Negative Influences of Power?

Last week I challenged you with an article about what the perceived power of a promotion to a leadership role can do to one’s ego and behavior. This week I would like to offer some tips that will keep us honest as leaders and turn us into facilitating leaders. Peter Drucker said of managers: Our mission […]

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