Foster a culture of excellence

September 19, 2018
If you want your employees to excel, start by creating the right working environment, says Adam Witty, CEO of Advantage|ForbesBooks. Here are his top leadership tips for doing just that.
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Wedding invitation blues

September 14, 2018
Q. One of my workers sent me an invitation to her wedding. I really don’t want to go. I’m thinking that if I attend one employee’s wedding, I’ll be obligated to attend others’. What should I do? Just give a gift with regrets?
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Snapshot: Who smokes marijuana, by age

August 28, 2018
A significant percentage of your workforce probably uses cannabis at least occasionally.
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Avoid the perception of bullying: 8 do’s and don’ts

August 28, 2018
The growth of anti-bullying laws, policies and public campaigns are making employees ultra-aware to potential bullying situations at work. For supervisors, that means it’s more important than ever to be alert to how your words and actions are being delivered … and received. Here are eight do’s and don’ts:
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Generate executable ideas

August 22, 2018
You want employees to share their ideas, even outlandish ones—but only if they stand a chance of working. Encourage employees to think through their ideas before they present them by answering these questions first.
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Communicate now to finish Q4 strong

August 22, 2018
With just four months left in 2018, now is a great time to inspire and motivate your team to finish on a strong note. There’s no better way to do that than with strong year-end communication. Use these tactics.
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Study: 1 in 4 workers will quit this year—here’s why

August 19, 2018
Turnover rates are expected to continue rising to record-high rates fueled by a number of economic, demographic and social factors. The good news for businesses is that most turnover is preventable.
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How to avoid a wrongful-discharge suit

August 15, 2018
How can you discharge or discipline an employee without ending up in court? Here are seven key tests of whether there was “just cause” for your action.
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Survey: 45% have gained weight in their current job

July 31, 2018
Is your current job making you fat? A new CareerBuilder survey finds that 57% of workers believe they are overweight, and 45% say they’ve gained weight at their present job.
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Go beyond harassment best practices: Add respect to your culture

July 26, 2018
This current wave of harassment accusation appears to be a fundamental climate change in how our culture handles power and ethics. Your organization has two choices—be reactive and live in fear of it happening to you, or be proactive and get ahead of it.
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