Best Practices

What Does Real, Genuine Leadership Look Like?

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“This may sound crazy, but it’s hard for us when someone turns down a raise,” That was a recent comment from the Board President at the University of Cincinnati. Not only that, but it’s the third year in a row the university chief, President Santa Ono, has donated his bonus. Since 2013, he has…

You Don’t Need to Be Capt. Obvious to Know Good Bosses Talk with People

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Confession time: I like commercials. Well, I like good, engaging, funny or emotional commercials.  I cry every time I see that Folgers commercial with the soldier coming home for Christmas. And I actually replay the new UnitedHealthcare commercial of the couple trying to recreate the “lift” dance scene from the movie classic Dirty…

Three Traits That Make Top Leaders Great

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. What makes the top leaders stand out is not their skills or experience. Once you get to compete for the top jobs, everyone has impressive skills and lots of relevant experience. So how do you differentiate?…

In Today’s Job Market, Companies Need to Sell Themselves to Candidates

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The employment market has seen a dramatic shift, and now more than any time since the recession, companies need to sell themselves to job candidates. The leverage once enjoyed by employers over job seekers has faded, and as hiring has picked back up, so has the war for talent between companies. So, how…

A Good Rule to Remember: Bad Workplace Emails Never, Ever Go Away

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By Eric B. Meyer Not a day goes by — or, so it seems — that an employee isn’t making headlines for some social media stupidity that results in losing a job. But, social needs to keep its ego in check and pay respect to the true OG that paved the way. Yeah, son — email. As…

On Father’s Day, We Should Take Time to Celebrate “Work Dads” Too

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You may have heard some be called a “work husband” or “work wife” in the office before, playful terms of endearment we sometimes use for the co-workers we end up spending a lot of time with. But with Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to talk about “work dads,” or the…

Isn’t It Time We Get Employee Relations Issues Out of the Closet?

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I saw an article on HR Bartender titled If you’re being investigated by HR. The title gave me pause, but I had to spend a bit of time figuring out why. Here’s what I concluded. I’m bothered by the reputation that inevitably will follow HR if they are known as “investigators.” Yes, I realize…