Hello, I’m here to Vilify Your Industry

Ethical challenges and ethical decision-making processes experienced or witnessed by U.S. financial advisers. Hello, I’m here to vilify your Industry, As an investment adviser, I am not frightened by many things.  I have weathered enough negative markets to give me the tools, knowledge and courage to help my clients fulfill investment needs and goals. Dealing... Continue Reading →

Trust Me, I’m your Manager

We recently spoke to a supervisor who complained that her team had no respect for the job or her authority. What made matters worse was the fact that she felt management neither cared or supported her in her duties. Generating trust and respect of management by employees in the workplace is essential for productivity, team... Continue Reading →

Attention all Organizations – Train your Managers to be Mediators!

We were recently directed to an article by Lisa Dunbar by New Directions Consulting (Vermont and New York) entitled “Conflict Management – the Manager as Mediator”.  It holds an important message for any organization that emphasizes the benefit of team building.  What we like is the discussion on the need for our managers to recognize... Continue Reading →

Team Building? Not so Fast!

We were recently involved in a project stemming from long standing disagreement(s) between two managers. Over time criticisms that enlisted the support of departments and businesses outside the organization had escalated. Within the past 12 months, issues that began as small, bloomed into direct conflict. The conflict that had become a fact of workplace culture... Continue Reading →

What’s the Temperature of Your Office?

The bad news: if your office displays 2 of the following 5 team maladies, you have a sick office culture: Interoffice sabotage (usually driven by gossip)Excessive non-medical absenteeismLimited dialogue, lack of free expressionHigh turnover – all staff positionsNo passion. Lack of direction. It’s for the paycheck, not the team The good news: changing office culture... Continue Reading →

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