A previous post considered ways in which leaders can manage to reduce the potential for burnout among their employees. One … More
Shortly before the opening game of each of the major American sports seasons (football, baseball, hockey, and basketball) Sports Illustrated … More
Charity at Work
Two co-workers of mine are doing the Pan-Mass Challenge this summer and recently asked for donations for their cause. The … More
Flawed Barrels 2: Indifference
“Management doesn’t give a hoot about what we think.” This comment from a nurse on a cardiac unit of a … More
Three Simple Steps for Bad Apple Problems
“We have tried everything, but nothing seems to make any difference.” Frustration prompts many conversations about dysfunctional workgroups. Everyone knows … More
Helping One Another To Keep a Creative Edge
Success in the current economy rests upon great ideas. To justify a serious salary and to assure continuing options for … More
Decision Making as a Limited Capacity
In his article on Barak Obama in Vanity Fair, Michael Lewis noted that Obama had reduced the number of nonessential … More
Can Co-working work?
The New York Times recently ran an article about the new trend of “co-working”. Co-working is when a group of … More
The Harmony of Workgroups: Lessons in Teamwork from Music
This week I’m participating in a music gathering in Lunenburg Nova Scotia (The Boxwood Festival). Becoming immersed in music for … More
Where is the Next Generation of Health Care Leaders?
Both GenY and GenX employees report greater exhaustion, more physical symptoms of stress, and less work engagement do Boomers. But GenX also are also more cynical and have fewer indicators of mental health that the other generations.