Horrible Bosses Produce Horrible Employees

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Horrible Bosses Produce Horrible Employees

There are many instances when art is used to imitate the ebbs and flows, ups and downs, beauty and nastiness of life. The movie, Horrible Bosses, is one of those instances. This black comedy chronicles…

Killer Bosses and Employee Well-Being

Stories abound regarding “killer bosses” — leaders who are categorically feared. Popular television shows such as The Office and cartoons like Dilbert dramatize the perils of such ineptitude and insensitivity, and paint a troublesome portrait…

Enhancing the Coaching Experience

Executive coaching is used as a leadership development tool with increasing frequency within organizations today. In some cases, coaches use a 360-degree evaluation process to lay the foundation for their coaching work. The goal is…

Conference Insider(July): Dr. Craig Dowden 2016 Session

Super attendees, great program, lots of takeaways Wow! What a great gathering of committed and engaged people discussing issues and ideas that matter. Thank you for investing the time and resources to join us at…

Building a Resilient Culture

Building and maintaining resilience has become an increasingly important priority for organizations and their leaders. A common acronym used to describe today’s workplace is VUCA, which means Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. Although much attention…

Tick Tock Tick Tock

Our struggle to manage time has troubling ethical implications. However, research shows that lacking free time or feeling consistent time pressure can significantly impact how we interact with other people — and how we perform…

Building Better Relationships

Think about the last time you interacted with someone who drained the energy out of you. What characterized that interaction? Most likely, the theme of the conversation was predominantly, if not solely, negative. There was…

The Road to (Leadership) Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

The art of leadership is a demanding challenge. It requires creating a highly engaged and purpose-filled team that shares a common understanding of what is expected and desired. Ideally, it is about exceeding expectations and…

How Smart are Smartphones?

Our workplaces are becoming leaner as we attempt to manage the challenges of an increasingly competitive environment while also trying to maximize productivity. Globalization and the introduction of new products and service markets continue to…

Humble Pie May Be Good for You

Everyone loves to talk about strengths. From commercials to political speeches, to celebrities and job interviewees, people are much more comfortable talking about where they excel, rather than identifying potential weaknesses. The prevailing logic is…

Is Coaching Right for You?

Coaching has become a staple of the modern organizational landscape. Indeed, there has been unparalleled interest in coaching the last several years, and it has been used a lot. Survey data from the Society of…

Exercise to Protect Your Mental Health

The Ottawa Citizen ran a headline ‘Depression in the Public Service — a Public Health Crisis.’ The World Health Organization has predicted that depression will be the number two cause of disability-adjusted life years (DALY)…