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Workplace: Hope is a Strategy

Workplace: Hope is a Strategy

In the early 2000s, I began discussing the concept that hope is a strategy. Despite my premise, many claimed that hope is not a strategy. For example, in 2003, Rick Page released his book with the title Hope is Not a Strategy. Several authors have released fiction and...

Workplace: Help

Help! From time to time, we each can use a little (or a lot of) help. Whether it is to learn something new, to solve a problem, or to complete a task that is larger than we can accomplish on our own, having help can be beneficial. Our workplaces have available help in...

Workplace: Elected Officials

January each year is a time of swearing in newly elected officials. Therefore, January is a good time for the discussion of whether elected officials should be asked to or expected to live up to the same standards as employees. Case in point: employee handbooks govern...

Workplace: Moving Out of the Box

Moving Out of the Box (Kemp, Jana; Stanford University Press; 2009; softcover) was born from a horrible meeting that was what I call a “sit-and-spin” meeting in which participants repeat themselves and no decisions are made. While in that painful late 1990s meeting, I...