Tag Archive: Joyce Chastain

Mar 20

Drama Bees

Whenever we face a workplace crisis of any proportion, we get to witness the character of the leaders.  Do they work toward resolution or do they focus on the drama? In my line of work, I frequently assist clients through various crises:  claims of sexual harassment, allegations of employee theft, etc.  One thing always stands …

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Dec 05

Be mindful of those snarky off-hand comments

Just Kidding!

I recently was the target of one of those sharp little communication darts that was intended to be a quasi joke. You know the type of comment I mean.  Sometimes they’re followed by, “just kidding.” Buried within the snarky joke-like comment is usually the speaker’s true opinion. It’s the point that they’re too intimidated to …

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Jun 02

Employable Abilities

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In an article titled, “Hiring the Handicapped: A Matter of Good Business,” Newsweek shared that a talent pool that is often overlooked is that of disabled individuals.  It went on to explain that many businesses are reluctant to hire individuals with disabilities because they fear that these workers are prone to injury or are concerned …

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Apr 13

And, In the End, They Treated Them Well

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Even though, we’re seeing early signs of economic recovery, some organizations continue to “right size.” One such organization systematically planned, over the past few months, to reduce their number of employees by 30%.  In the organization’s history, this was the first time staffing levels had ever needed to be reduced.  Three senior managers (CEO, COO …

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Mar 22

Lead, don’t assault!

“You do not lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership.”  -President Dwight D. Eisenhower Above is one of my favorite quotes.  There’s such a dynamic message in those few words.  We’ve all known people who have confused commands with leadership.  Perhaps we’ve even been one of them. Barking out orders may be …

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