Want to grow your business?: Make your employees happy

Employees are the engine of a business. If you don’t properly oil it and fuel it, you are not going to be successful. In today’s challenging economic times from the company janitor and interns, to the CXO’s, everybody knows that for U.S. and European Companies […]

On Leadership: Do you need followers in order to be a leader?

“The task of a great leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. . . . Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision. Those leaders who do not are ultimately judged failures, even though they may […]

On Leadership: Can a person with average charisma or personality be a superior leader?

A new study shows UK managers admire celebrities more than their boss. According to a 2003 article from the European Business Forum “A new study shows UK managers admire celebrities more than their boss. The ideal 21st century business leader should have the charisma of […]

Motivating people: It is about Money!

Motivating people: It is about Money, and denying it will not change that fact. The only people who deny it are the ones trying to keep it for themselves. I have seen very few CXOs truly giving away their salaries AND stock options at the same time, or signing in for a compensation plan that is equal to their regular employees. If motivating people is not about money, why do CXOs earn such higher salaries?

Holland America Cruise Line Crew Member Attempts to Kill Passenger: A Potential Case of Cross-Cultural Misunderstanding

A Cross-Cultural misunderstanding may have caused a Holland America crew member to sexually and physically attack a passenger. On an interview with authorities the crew member indicated that he feel offended because of the remarks made by the passenger. In today’s multinational, multicultural work environment, companies may see themselves having to address these issues on a more regular basis if they don’t implement the proper cross-cultural strategies in the workplace.

25 Hour Work Week Argument.. Are you kidding?

While I am a firm supporter of the need to have a better balance work/personal time, and that many corporations take advantage of the current trends to squeeze employees for additional productivity way beyond the expected 40/50 hour week, there is no way I could in […]

Happy and Engaged Employees: Even if they don’t work

Today’s organizations may be the victims of the Peter Principle “Employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence” It seems that in today’s companies the lines between politics and efficiency are blurred to the point where their own survival as a business entity is […]

 
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