Leadership Mistakes

Avoid these missteps: 6 reasons intentional communication can fail

March 8, 2023
Failure teaches lessons. Talking about the gains and successes when leadership uses intentional communication techniques in a workforce is fun. However, much can be learned from looking at communication failures.

Avoid these leadership landmines

February 8, 2023
Serving as a leader comes with great responsibility, and experts will tell you there are some definite dos and don’ts when it comes to holding this title. Paul Falcone, best-selling author and leadership expert, discusses three leadership landmines you must avoid.

Elon Musk vs. the WARN Act

December 15, 2022
Twitter employees accused new owner Elon Musk of violating the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 and a similar California policy when he laid off 3,700 workers, or around 50% of the company, without notice. It’s a reminder for all employers that this labor law must be followed.

And/or: Well, it depends

July 19, 2022
The poor use of language in employment agreements will keep employment lawyers busy forever. But imprecise wording can sink more than contracts.

Hope is not a strategy

July 13, 2022
There are several traps into which businesses often fall.

Wow, now this is tone-deaf!

May 11, 2022
Recently, some workers received an email from their employer, a large health and science university. The email read: “In response to the current community hardship caused by the covid-19 pandemic, (company) has decided to assist all employees in getting through these difficult times.”

Lessons learned from Amazon’s big union loss

April 14, 2022
The big labor story of the year is that e-commerce giant Amazon has lost its multimillion-dollar fight to remain union-free. How Amazon lost that election carries lessons for employers eager to avoid a similar fate.

Get real about ‘company culture’

February 9, 2022
You can’t cut corners on your company’s culture.

Bad advice that sounds great

January 28, 2022
All day long, managers are inundated with buzz-phrases and tropes that can do more harm than good. Heed these popular (and thrown-around, thoughtlessly) business tips at your own risk.

The mesmerizing mistakes of Logan Roy

January 12, 2022
Loosely based on the Rupert Murdoch clan, HBO’s hit drama “Succession” follows the backstabbing Roy siblings as they compete for control of their father Logan’s media empire, Waystar Royco. There are a few critical leadership lessons in the series, mostly on what not to do.