The Rise of Toxic Leaders and Toxic Workplaces

Books, articles, seminars and speeches abound espousing the virtues of great leaders, effusive in their description of men and women who are selfless, humble, empathetic, compassionate, emotionally intelligent and altruistic. Hordes of consultants, university...
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What Will We Do When Robots Take Our Jobs?

We are in the midst of a revolution, occasioned by the disappearance of a massive number of jobs as we know them. We are experiencing the end of work as we know it. What do we mean by the expression “the end of work?” It means technology, as defined as Artificial...
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Why Financial Incentives Don’t Improve Performance

Performance bonuses for individuals, particularly CEOs, has been the norm across all industries for decades. Yet, increasing evidence indicates this is not a smart practice, that may actually detract from individual and team productivity and motivation.

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The Psychology of Terrorism

On November 13,  teams of terrorists attacked six different sites across Paris, leaving 130 dead and more than 300 injured. This barbarous and callous attack on innocent civilians—perpetrated by ISIS (or ISIL) terrorists– is the worst to hit France since World...
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How to Bring Mindfulness into Meetings -10 Tips

Leaders can enhance their effectiveness and develop better relationships with employees by having mindful conversations. In my new book, Eye of the Storm: How Mindful Leaders Can Transform Chaotic Workplaces (link is external) I describe how multiple and increasing...
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The Rise of Toxic Leaders and Toxic Workplaces

Books, articles, seminars and speeches abound espousing the virtues of great leaders, effusive in their description of men and women who are selfless, humble, empathetic, compassionate, emotionally intelligent and altruistic. Hordes of consultants, university... read more

What Will We Do When Robots Take Our Jobs?

We are in the midst of a revolution, occasioned by the disappearance of a massive number of jobs as we know them. We are experiencing the end of work as we know it. What do we mean by the expression “the end of work?” It means technology, as defined as Artificial... read more

Why Financial Incentives Don’t Improve Performance

Performance bonuses for individuals, particularly CEOs, has been the norm across all industries for decades. Yet, increasing evidence indicates this is not a smart practice, that may actually detract from individual and team productivity and motivation.

read more

The Psychology of Terrorism

On November 13,  teams of terrorists attacked six different sites across Paris, leaving 130 dead and more than 300 injured. This barbarous and callous attack on innocent civilians—perpetrated by ISIS (or ISIL) terrorists– is the worst to hit France since World... read more

How to Bring Mindfulness into Meetings -10 Tips

Leaders can enhance their effectiveness and develop better relationships with employees by having mindful conversations. In my new book, Eye of the Storm: How Mindful Leaders Can Transform Chaotic Workplaces (link is external) I describe how multiple and increasing... read more

Why It’s Time to Humanize Leadership

While the world’s economy continues to expand, mostly driven by technology, trust in our leaders continues to either languish or decline. Part of the reason for this sad state of affairs is both current leaders and leadership development education are predominantly... read more

How to Bring Mindfulness Into Meetings–10 Tips

Meetings can be far more productive, less stressful and more interesting if they are conducted mindfully. In my work as an executive coach with CEOs, senior executives and managers, the number one complaint is meetings—specifically how they are a waste of time. As... read more

Your Boss is Watching You: Employee Monitoring Systems Growing

Does your boss know how much time you spend having coffee breaks? In meetings? Doing work at your desk? Doing nothing? Probably not. Or if yes, in a very general way, like looking at your Outlook calendar. Until recently it has been difficult for organizations to specifically monitor the activities of employees. No longer.

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Amazon and Toxic Workplaces

A recent expose of Amazon’s work culture in a New York Times (link is external) report brings into focus the growing problem of toxic work cultures in North America, one that will take a huge toll on long term productivity and employee well being. Amazon may now be... read more