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August 22, 2016

The Rise of the 2-Day-Workweek

Amazon’s Part-time Experiment In a bold and innovative move this week, Amazon announced they are piloting a new initiative to build teams staffed with part-time workers. With increasing demand for technical workers and Amazon’s long hours culture, this might help…
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May 16, 2016

Mental Illness 101 For Managers

I recently posed the question “Should a manager fire, tolerate or help difficult employees?”.  The article picked through the different ways that employees learn problem behaviors; from their current workplace, from previous workplaces, from life in general.  I included a…
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May 2, 2016

The 4 Ways Employees Learn Problem Behaviors

In my recent article on the value of empathy as a manager, I mentioned the archetype of someone who is…
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April 24, 2016

Is Engagement The Right Metric?

Jacob Morgan, author of The Future Of Work and self-described futurist, publishes a weekly newsletter bringing together his articles, videos…
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April 17, 2016

Empathy Isn’t A Dirty Word For A Manager

TL;DR? Watch the 1 minute summary below.Many teams tolerate “brilliant but difficult” people.  I have little time for them.  I don’t see the point of having someone who can carry 20 gallons of water if they’re pushing over the people…
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April 2, 2016

Perks. Why Tech Companies Have It So Good

Life of Luxury Perks.  Employees at tech companies have it so good.  Google employees get high quality food for breakfast,…
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March 3, 2016

In Support Of Amazon’s Culture. The Case For Informed Consent

If you were following the technology press last Summer, you would have heard about an article that appeared in the…
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February 23, 2016

Employee Conflict Is A Matter Of Perspective. The Parable of Talia Jane and Stefanie

Talia Jane Have you had to resolve conflict or a difference of an opinion between two team members?  If you haven't, you will eventually and you need to learn that conflict resolution isn't about finding out who is right or…
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February 15, 2016

There Are 4 Types Of Transparency In Business

Questions for the Reflective Manager is a regular column where managers and their employees ask questions about the management topics top of mind for them and their organizations.  Send your question to the Reflective Manager at [email protected] The Question Matt…
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February 9, 2016

Cam Newton Teaches Us About The Danger of Expectations. Twice.

Last weekend saw the culmination of the American NFL season with the Denver Broncos, lead by veteran Peyton Manning, getting…
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