Discernment for Effective Leaders

Being an effective leader requires discernment. Truly effective leaders are able to see beneath the surface of things and to foresee opportunities (and potential threats)...

A Win for LGBTQ Rights?

On Monday, February 26, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (which covers New York, Vermont, and Connecticut) ruled that sexual...

The New Manager Assimilation Meeting

The use of New Manager Assimilation Meetings is not new. The practice has been popular for at least 20 years and it is reported that...

Fostering Training and Development’s Success

A recent survey by the Manpower Group found that “nearly half of employers [48%] are implementing training and development with existing staff” in response to...

Ethics

At some point in my career, I realized that ethical behavior is more than mere compliance with the law. For example, reflecting back on my...

What’s Your Style?

Do you tend to think out loud or prefer to reflect and consider your response before speaking? Do you sometimes wish you’d not spoken so...

Workplace Violence Resources

The tragic mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12 again raises questions about gun violence prevention, mental health promotion, hate crimes’...

Manager’s Pet

Most of us have heard the expression “teacher’s pet.” In some cases, we have not only heard the expression, we’ve experienced the dynamic in action—either...