4 Potential Causes of Employee Poor Performance
Oct26

4 Potential Causes of Employee Poor Performance

(originally published in 2011, revised and updated 2015) Introduction  There are many reasons why employees can’t or won’t perform up to supervisory expectations or even up to their own potential. Often there are clues that suggest the ultimate source of poor performance but anecdotal evidence of today’s performance shortfall not sufficient to diagnose the underlying issue. A comprehensive look at the environment in...

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10  Characteristics of Emotionally Healthy People (at Work)
Feb02

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 particular article discusses employee emotional health. I have spent years working with companies trying to deal effectively with emotionally unhealthy individuals and the havoc created by emotional outbursts and unrealistic expectations. This material flips that concept to the positive and discusses...

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Building Employee Engagement AND Positive Culture
Jun30

Building Employee Engagement AND Positive Culture

10 Key Points in the Employee Life Cycle There are numerous points in the course of an employee’s career with you, that allow you to build the connection between the company and its employees. Reasons to be concerned about this are: positive employee engagement correlates with financial success; positive engagement contributes to positive culture; engagement leads to retention of your best people. Retention in today’s...

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You Reap the Culture You Sew – 5 Steps to Keeping Things Positive!
Jun06

You Reap the Culture You Sew – 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 leadership guidance strongly influence employee behavior. If leadership demands facts and data before product or program changes, employees are influenced to base decisions and...

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What are Toxic Employees and Workplace Bullies Costing You?
May18

What are Toxic Employees and Workplace Bullies Costing You?

This topic is receiving increased attention today for a few reasons. First, 26 states in the US have reviewed or are reviewing legislation to make serious, targeted bullying a statutory crime. Second, increasingly research shows the productivity cost to work teams bothered by these distractions. Third, studies also show that positive culture and employee engagement together, are correlated with increased financial success —...

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