Tag: managers

Do Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures?

Is anyone else concerned about the decisions being made by companies during the current economic crisis?  Let me rephrase that. Is anyone else concerned about the decisions being made by the PEOPLE inside some companies during the economic crisis? Let’s face it, people make decisions. The decisions may be made on behalf of an organization, […]

Seven Ways to Help Supervisors to “Get” Diversity

Sometimes, broad diversity training isn’t enough. In fact, we’d venture to say that most times it’s not enough. That’s particularly the case when it comes to getting supervisors to take diversity seriously. “We’ve found that simple ‘diversity training’ doesn’t seem to do much to help managers ‘get it,’” says Joanne Cleaver, president of Wilson-Taylor Associates, […]

Management Courage: Having the Heart of a Lion

Cheryl Stone, SPHR, reviews Margaret Morford’s book Management Courage: Having the Heart of a Lion. She finds the book  a quick read that will be useful to human resources professionals. In her book, Management Courage: Having the Heart of a Lion, Margaret Morford sets out six principles to guide managers through tough workplace decisions.  The […]

Amazon’s Best Management and Leadership Books of 2008

Trying to think of a good stocking stuffer for someone you know (or yourself)? The powers that be at Amazon.com have put together their “Best of 2008” lists. Here are their editor’s choices for best management and leadership books. 1. The Management Gurus: Lessons from the Best Management Books of All Time by Chris Lauer. […]

The Age of Heretics: A History of Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management

Sarah McAdams reviews the book The Age of Heretics: A History of Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management by Art Kleiner. Review gives history of managers and HR that challenged the corporate norm. Arguably, the corporate world has never needed heretical thinking more than it does today. Read Art Kleiner’s The Age of Heretics: A […]

Half of diversity managers too busy to do the job

One hundred percent of the 80 large law firms that participated in a recent survey report having a diversity committee. That number is up from 96 percent from last year’s Altman Weil Flash Survey — and it’s not the only indication that law firms are increasingly committed to diversity efforts. For instance, 58 percent say […]

What are diversity managers paid?

What are diversity managers paid? A recent Altman Weil Flash Survey of 80 large law firms revealed that the median annual total cash compensation for diversity managers at those organizations is $184,000, up 5.1 percent from 2007. Other findings: diversity managers who are lawyers take home a median $195,000, and nonlawyer professionals earn $162,500; the […]

Michael Scott and the Popularity Contest at The Office

There is no question that Michael Scott wants all his employees at The Office to like him. He even fessed up to it in the episode where he hit Meredith with his car. Well, sort of — Michael said, “I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it’s not like this compulsive need […]

Employers Lessons from Quebec’s Experience with Psychological Harassment

By Simon-Pierre Hebert and Rachel Ravary McCarthy Tetrault If you have employees in Quebec, then you are likely familiar with the prohibition against “psychological harassment” that was added to the Act Respecting Labour Standards in 2004. Managers initially reacted to the new provisions with a lot of apprehension, fearing that a disgruntled employee could turn […]

Dealing with Difficult People

Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka reviews the book Dealing with Difficult People, from the Results Driven Manager series published by Harvard Business School. Review covers three of book’s best tips for managers for dealing with employees. Ever see those business book paperbacks in airport concession stands? You know, the ones in the metal racks that […]