Conflict

Conflict

The conversation at our senior leadership table was about a philosophy that would govern how we handled employee discipline across the organization, and we couldn’t abdicate our responsibility, we needed to decide. Over the years, we had drifted away from consistency...
I am the new leader

I am the new leader

Everyone dreads getting a new supervisor. It may end up working out great for you, but the early days, weeks and months are a major disruption. Did you ever wonder what it’s like for the new supervisor, what’s going through their mind and what’s in their heart? I’ve...
You can’t outrun bad management

You can’t outrun bad management

We were in a bar enjoying drinks and as I listened to my good friend’s story about recently losing his job. It happens, and it has happened to him before, just as it’s happened to me and maybe you too. I learned about some odd and questionable business practices, I’d...
It’s the air!

It’s the air!

Longtime CBS news reporter, Anthony Mason, sat in a chair, in his blue plaid shirt and a leather jacket. Sitting opposite him in the recording studio, wearing a hat (a signature wardrobe piece), was Pharrell Williams. Most of the millions of people who love his work...
The illusion

The illusion

Our CEO made a mistake, which of course he didn’t realize. It’s common mistake leaders at all levels make, and yes, I’ve made it too. We were aware employees were having conversations with a union who wanted to organize them. In retrospect it is easy to see why...