Not Your Mother’s Sexual Harassment Prevention!

The number and nature of sexual harassment disclosures has drawn significant attention since the accusations against Harvey Weinstein in October 2017. It is clear that simply telling employees what not to do, isn’t working. The approach noted here can help organizations prevent harassment of any kind. Read More

Nonprofit Boards Discovering Executive Director Misconduct

You volunteer on a community nonprofit board. All is well until you get a letter from an employee’s attorney alleging misconduct by the Executive Director. Or, maybe a local vendor is furious because their invoices have gone unpaid for months despite assurances from the Executive Director. You need to act fast . . . Read More

4 Potential Causes of Employee Poor Performance

There are many reasons why employees can’t or won’t perform up to supervisory expectations or even up to their own potential. There are clues that suggest the ultimate source of poor performance and it’s often not the employee. Take a look at the surroundings in which the employee is placed. Read More

Retain Toxic Employees and Bullies at Your Own Risk!

Ignoring abusive employees doesn’t pay. I am amazed that while abuse and intimidation goes on under their noses, senior leadership has no idea. Even when one or two employees speak up leadership is vulnerable to arguments that the complainers are fussy, picky, or over-emotional . . . Read More

You Reap the Culture You Sow – 5 Steps to Keeping Things Positive!

5 Steps to Getting and Keeping Positive Culture Organizational culture is a combination of the nature of your business/mission, stated values and philosophies; leaders’ personal philosophies; and employee personal values. Corporate policies and… Read More

What are Toxic Employees and Workplace Bullies are Costing You?

This topic is receiving increased attention today for a few reasons. First, 28 states in the US have reviewed or are reviewing legislation to make serious, targeted bullying a statutory crime (The Healthy Workplace Bill). Second,… Read More

10 Characteristics of Emotionally Healthy People (at Work)

My clinical training sometimes leads me to make observations in the workplace that a typical HR professional might not see. This article discusses employee emotional health. I have spent years working with companies trying to deal effectively with employees who have difficulty controlling their emotions. Here, we discuss healthy . . Read More