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Twelve Prescriptions—Not Predictions—for 2012

January 10, 2012
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To get through all of this, we need to do more with less in terms of how leaders lead, the standards we set, what we must learn, understand and apply, and how we act and communicate to prevent, detect and correct problems while remaining faithful to our values and missions.
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Playing It Safe: A Look at Workplace Safety During the Roaring '20s and Now

January 4, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. The first installment deals with workplace safety in the 1920s and what's going on in that area today. Next month, we look at the 1930s and employer-sponsored pension plans.
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Click, Click, Click Revisited: Complete That Training or No Bonus for You

December 27, 2011
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In many instances, required tests, courses and forms proved as worthless as blank paper or, more currently, terabytes of unused storage capacity.
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Locker Room Leadership—Is That a Winning Workplace Strategy?

December 19, 2011
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I met with a group of talented, thoughtful executives recently. We discussed values, culture and the role of speaking up in the face of organizational misdeeds. As we talked about leadership, I was asked a challenging question.
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We Are Penn State

November 16, 2011
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What's striking about the Penn State catastrophe is that so many leaders appeared to have failed to take responsibility for stopping awful acts happening in their own “workplace” and community.
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Cain Controversy Historical Context Helps and Hurts Candidate

November 9, 2011
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To understand why Cain and the NRA may have reacted to the allegations in the manner they initially did, one needs to understand the relevant climate of the 1990s.
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Wayward at Safeway

November 9, 2011
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The supermarket chain's recent 15 minutes of infamy over stolen sandwiches is a reminder that policies and training have to stress common sense as much as compliance.
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Patagonia Fills Payroll With People Who Are Passionate

November 5, 2011
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Perennially recognized as a good workplace for mothers, the California company also has earned a reputation for employee loyalty at a time when other apparel retailers commonly see turnover of more than 100 percent annually.
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When Crisis Strikes

November 2, 2011
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Just imagine you've got a new job. You've been hired following a major business crisis. Your responsibility: Make sure that a similar catastrophe never happens again. The recently selected CEO and her team need your advice and leadership. They will sign on to your plan. That's the deal.
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Hero of Missouri Tornado Disaster Finally Gets Comp Benefits

October 25, 2011
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The 51-year-old social worker's medical expenses have exceeded $2.5 million and are still mounting. He reportedly has no medical insurance.
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