Bad Bosses: The Resigned Boss

Bad Bosses: The Resigned Boss

This boss archetype is so common, I bet you've already thought of a few people who fit this. This is not a boss who has resigned, but a boss who is resigned. Aka, their declare their powerlessness way more often than is appropriate for someone who theoretically is...

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The importance of documentation

The importance of documentation

I was reminded recently why documentation is a crucial part of staying safe and sane in any workplace. When I think of a worker documenting things, I think of instances of discrimination based on age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or religious...

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Why aren’t my direct reports more grateful?

Why aren’t my direct reports more grateful?

A few weeks back a manager posted in a Facebook group about how her staff had an attitude of entitlement that she wanted to address. She cited a lack of appreciation around COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) increases in compensation, an increase in staff benefits, and...

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Verhanika IRL: Realizing I’m racist

Verhanika IRL: Realizing I’m racist

How it began A couple of weeks ago I came across a post in one of my Facebook groups about a new show on HBO called Insecure. It's in it's second season and is written by and stars Issa Rae, a millennial black woman. It's about her experience being a black woman in LA...

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Theatre Dispatch: Artists and their temperament

Theatre Dispatch: Artists and their temperament

So I spend a hefty portion of my time as a consultant helping people understand their behaviors and the behavior of others through the lens of the "artistic temperament." Like, was this person being an asshole because they have an artistic temperament or...are they...

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