Protect Your Workplace from Toxic Employees
Nov30

Protect Your Workplace from Toxic Employees

“Neutralizing toxic employees and building positive culture” There’s a useful concept from the study of adolescent mental health in  “risk factors” and “protective factors.” According to this theory, there are certain family and social characteristics that may exert influence both negative and positive on the outcome of an adolescent’s eventual success in the world. By the same token,...

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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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6 Reasons Employees Don’t Disclose Workplace Abuse

I recently saw an article called “7 Reasons Children Don’t Disclose Abuse” by Ginger Kadlec (you can follow her @gingerkadlec). In the world of mental health and child protection this article provides an easy-to-understand summary – a neat list of the forces of silence. Those of us who have worked with abused children know these things instinctually. We know why kidnapped children don’t run away. Perhaps...

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All About Toxic Employees in the Workplace

What motivates Toxic employees? How do Toxic employees control others at work? Introduction If you run a business, you’ve likely encountered a “toxic employee.” As a company leader you hear complaints about or you experience a worker who is mean or abusive. But you hesitate to deal with the employee because he/she might be technically gifted/hard to replace. This article discusses the complicated social dynamics that...

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Don’t Let Employees Manipulate You!
Jul24

Don’t Let Employees Manipulate You!

Strategies for Building Supervisory Skills Who suffers when employees manipulate supervisors? When I speak to supervisors about how to respond to toxic employee behavior I am often struck by the pain they feel when employees mount these manipulation attacks. There is usually a point where at least one supervisor cries.  It’s not because they’re sad, but it is actually relief that someone finally understands and validates...

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