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...
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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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9 Tips on How To Have More Mindful Conversations

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  I describe how multiple and increasing demands on leaders’...
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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... 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

9 Tips on How To Have More Mindful Conversations

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  I describe how multiple and increasing demands on leaders’... 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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Why Companies are Scrapping Performance Reviews

“The reality is that the traditional performance appraisal as practiced in the majority of organizations today is fundamentally flawed and incongruent with our values-based, vision-driven and collaborative work environments.”

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Signs of a Toxic Workplace

  In my book, Eye of the Storm: How Mindful Leaders Can Transform Chaotic Workplaces, I outline in detail the characteristics of toxic workplaces which include the following: All sticks and no carrots. Management focuses solely on what employees are doing wrong... read more