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Respectful Workplace, Part II

RespectfulWorkplace published the second part of my interview. Here are a couple of excerpts: RW: In your book, you mention creating a “humanized workplace.” Could you please describe for our readers what that would look like? LT: In today’s high-tech environment, sometimes “humanity” can be forgotten. A humanized workplace is a collaborative work environment in which […]

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Respectful Workplace

Last year I started guest-blogging at RespectfulWorkplace.com – a website whose mission is very close to my heart. Devoted to “fostering awareness and providing resources for creating more respect in the workplace,” RespectfulWorkplace.com is a collaborative project between Edge Learning Institute of Ohio (EdgeOhio) and Edge Learning Institute, a global provider of leadership and staff […]

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Tempreneur: A New Breed of Free Agent

Whatever pundits say about the economic recovery prospects, one thing is clear: this recession will leave a few changes in its wake in the way companies organize their workforce. The last decade saw a series of turbulent employment times and produced a gradual sea change on both the employer and employee front, sped up by […]

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Be There for Your Team

As a manager—a leader—you have to be there for every person on your team when they need your input— always open to communication. A recent MSNBC article reviews several authors tackling the problem of an “absentee boss”—one who, for whatever reason, appears to be “difficult to get”. Unfortunately, even the most conscientious manager may sometimes […]

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Gen U™: The Discussion Continues

The Generation Unretired phenomenon is growing, and there is new data to support that. A study conducted by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a nonprofit in Kansas City, MO, shows that with job market in decline more and more older Americans are becoming entrepreneurs. During the last decade people ages 55-to-64 had a higher rate of […]

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Something To Remind Us …

I recently wrote this piece for Psychology Today that reminds us as managers that we have to take responsibility for our own self worth in the office. Since that’s an essential ingredient in work as in life, no matter where you sit on the organizational chart, take a moment to think how you can give your team a deserved […]

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What The Survey Results Are Telling You

A recent survey commissioned by Lynn Taylor Consulting presents ample food for thought. “It’s all in the packaging” applies to more than the latest irresistible gift you bought. It also has a lot to do with how you package your actions and verbal communications at work. Case in point: an independent study we released recently […]

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TOT Boss Draws Interest on Boss Day in Santa Monica

Here’s a glimpse of last Friday’s event for National Boss Day on the famed 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA, October 16, 2009. Scores of people told their personal anecdotes of good and bad boss behavior on tape. Many talked about the way they manage, and some even ran family businesses – with team […]

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Tell Your Work Tales: National Boss Day Event in L.A.

For National Boss Day, I’ll be conducting person-on-the-street interviews with employees at all levels in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th, on the busy Third Street Promenade at the corner of Wilshire and 3rd in Santa Monica. If you live in the Southland, please join us and share your insights, good […]

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Is Your Office “Safe for Success”?

You have undoubtedly noticed that job fears are back on the front burner these days. Due to rising unemployment figures, a worse than expected June job loss report and the fluctuating stock market, the workplace’s emotional roller coaster continues its wild gyrations. Unfortunately, this ongoing climate of uncertainty can create its own cycle of counterproductive, […]

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