A colleague recently suggested I read the book, The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t ., says business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald. Maybe I should have asked what his motives were in suggesting that I read this particular book. I didn’t. Some things you just don’t want to know!
I’ve been reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, says business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald. Jobs was a polarizing figure, revered by many and hated by others. But regardless of how anyone might feel about him, there’s no denying the man was a creative genius.
Have you ever asked yourself why people work for you?, asks business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald. Have you ever even stopped to think about why anyone would choose to work for you? It might not be something that’s ever crossed your mind. But stop and think about it for a minute. Why you?
Job satisfaction begins and ends with the boss, says executive coach Dr. Karol Wasylyshyn, author of Behind the Executive Door: Unexpected Lessons for Managing Your Boss and Your Career. To make the boss/you relationship work, first determine whether you have a Remarkable, Toxic or Perilous boss.
Recently, we had an interesting discussion in our weekly executive meeting, says business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald. We were talking about how annual performance evaluations went this year. One colleague suggested that our evaluation system can actually hurt morale.
When you talk to most HR professionals and ask them to define HR, you are likely to get a response that is similar to “HR is about the people” or “HR is about the greatest asset of any organization which is the people.”
Supervisors (and managers) with the best of intentions say the worst possible things. Some are said out of concern and some out of a desire to "act like a manager." But they're all dangerous. Here are a few of our “favorites.”
A job description need not account for every task that might ever be done, says the CELL. Here are the most critical components of a good job description.
Employees are becoming more and more sophisticated in ways to abuse the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), particularly using intermittent leave when vacation and sick leave are not available, says attorney W. Melvin Haas, who offers 12 steps to minimize abuse.
FMLA has special rules for unmarried parents, and also for married parents working for the same employers. Today’s Advisor clarifies the sometimes tricky rules, rules that in one case actually favor unmarried parents.
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