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Eliminating Mad Men Workplace Policies #SOTU

January 30, 2014
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Having flextime policies will keep quality workers engaged and employed, which is a win-win for everyone.
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Generational Condescending Aboard the Confederate Raider Shenandoah

January 29, 2014
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Civil War book reveals older generations have dismissed younger generations for, well, generations.
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What We’ll Learn in 2014

January 10, 2014
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Workplace learning requires time and money. Actually, according to recent data, it involves massive investments of both.  


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A Weighty Lesson on Pregnancy Discrimination

January 7, 2014
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Does your 'no overweight hires' policy violate Title VII by screening out pregnant women?
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Company as Kin

January 5, 2014
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There is growing interest in a lasting, reciprocal — familial — relationship with workers. And it could mean good things all around.
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A New Year’s Resolution for Employers

January 2, 2014
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This year resolve to learn what makes each of your employees unique. Resolve not to treat your employees as fungible commodities, but as special assets, each with his of her own talents and concerns.
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How Do You Stress Accountability Among Employees Without Sounding Threatening?

December 17, 2013
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Q: We have been stressing accountability as a cultural value. What is a good way for us to take the concept of accountability beyond the performance appraisal? We want employees to embrace accountability but not feel threatened by it (i.e., no raises, discipline etc).

—Performance Is the Thing, education, Pune, India


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Up With Quieting Down

December 12, 2013
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Let’s not let the loudest voices make all the key decisions for us in our organizations and our society.
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The Last Word: You Talk About Annoying ...

December 11, 2013
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You’ve heard it before: Millennials are self-entitled, lack any discernible attention span and seek instant gratification. While there’s a grain of truth there, I find some very admirable traits, too.
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The Honor of Public Service and the Need for Civility

December 9, 2013
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The honor of public service comes from performing in line with each organization’s mission, values, and standards.
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