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The 3 Leadership Imperatives: Interactions that Matter

This is the third in a series of three articles dedicated to the wonderful men and women who likely have not read the latest bestseller on leadership but still get up every morning committed to making a real difference in the work, careers, and lives of others. This series will explore the universal, timeless principles […]

culture

Characteristics of a Positive Workplace Culture

No employer wants to end up with a toxic workplace culture. Negativity spreads, and it can drive employees away quickly. A positive workplace culture, on the other hand, is associated with higher productivity and reduced turnover—a real win-win. Changing the workplace culture takes time and effort, but the payoff can be enormous.

Just the Icing on the Cake

The U.S. Supreme Court was widely expected to decide between religious rights and LGBTQ rights when it issued its ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the case involving a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. But—in the tradition of the Supreme Court—the justices ducked the main […]

The First Amendment and Burping

At the beginning of one episode of The Simpsons, Bart is seen writing “The First Amendment does not cover burping” on the blackboard. Although the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law abridging” freedom of speech, more than two centuries of practical application have taught us that even the […]

Self discipline leads to success

Encouraging Employees to Be More Active

Many people today lead inactive lifestyles, and the rates of obesity have been increasing for years. Many chronic conditions can result from or be exacerbated by a lack of physical activity—which means that individuals and employers alike may suffer.

Belief That Vaccines Are Harmful Does Not Equal Religious Belief

The antivaccination movement has been gaining traction in the United States for several years, much to the chagrin of safety-minded employers. While businesses offer ever-broader benefits to limit the business impact of nationwide pandemics, including on-site flu clinics, many employees refuse to participate and lower the efficacy of vaccinations for those who do.

Q&A: Can Software Solve the Recruiting Crisis?

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Zoe Harte, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Innovation at Upwork to discuss the findings in their recently released Future Workforce HR Report 2018.