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Lone Survivor: When You Are Forced To Make Killer Decisions

January 3, 2014

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“What do we do now?” I have no stones to throw when it comes to judging the wisdom of that decision made in March of 2005 amidst the complicated hills of Afghanistan. I certainly lack the military experience to make judgment on this moment in history—a moment soon to be exposed on the large screens […]

Why Leaders Give the Gift of Discomfort

August 29, 2013

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I’ve known a lot of people in leadership positions who made their employees uncomfortable. All of us could share multiple examples of how a manager or supervisor went well beyond discomfort and propelled us into misery. However, did you know that making an employee uncomfortable can be an act of genuine concern and wellbeing for […]

The Company That Solved Health Care

July 11, 2013

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When your company’s wellness program rations Viagra then you know there is an extensive wellness initiative in place. So it is at Serigraph, a Wisconsin-based company with 1,500 employees in Wisconsin, Mexico, China and India. Following a presentation I gave on Employee Wellness, one of the participants came to me and recommended I read John […]

How the Mighty Fall: My Top 10 Quotes

January 31, 2013

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I recently finished Jim Collin’s How the Mighty Fall and found it, true to form, a book full of insight for business and organizational leaders. In this book, Collins shares the five stages of decline an organization may pass through on its way to oblivion. While detailing these stages, he seeks to provide answers to […]

Warning! Don’t Let Your Employees Read “Love Works.”

October 24, 2012

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I’m sounding the alarm. Please heed this advice. Attention! Attention all CEOs, Human Resource Professionals, and Small Business Owners! Do Not! I repeat, do not allow your employees to read Joel Manby’s Love Works. If you have ever had the experience of riding in someone else’s car and suddenly found your own unappealing, then you […]

What Sophisticated Employers Know

December 9, 2011

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Who are the enlightened and sophisticated employers? According to Andy Webber, President of the National Business Coalition on Health, they are the employers who “see health management not as an operating cost but an investment in workforce health and productivity.” Dee W. Edington wrote Zero Trends with the purpose of demonstrating that the improved health […]

The Emotionally Intelligent Manager

November 14, 2010

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I recently shared with the Accountant at our firm that it might be good if she was in a negative mood while working. While I said this in jest, there was an element of truth behind my remark. I made this comment shortly after reading The Emotionally Intelligent Manager by David R. Caruso & Peter Salovey. […]