One of the biggest issues facing Corporate America today is that of business ethics. To each individual and corporate entity, the term “ethics” means something different, and can be interpreted very differently depending on the rules and regulations of specific organizations. WorldCom, Arthur Andersen, and others are prime examples of how greed can overcome the hearts and … Continue reading Business Ethics – Programs and Best Practices
You’ve certainly heard the term “culture” as it applies to a work-place environment. Culture in the work place means the same thing as it does when social scientists refer to the culture of a society or group of people. It is a term that refers to the mores, customs, and norms which characterize the interactions of members … Continue reading What is Work-Place “Culture” and Why Do I Care?
Coaching is a new phenomenon by definition. In fact, coaching has been around for centuries, though perhaps known by other names. Anyone can be a coach – a parent, teacher, manager, co-worker, friend, or sibling. In the business community, coaches often help employees to achieve their potential, and grow in their career, expand their skills, and ideally strike … Continue reading Techniques of Great Business Coaches
Perhaps you just became a manager of a team, or you have a team project and you want to know how best to control and manage the team to get optimum results. Managing teams is not like managing a group of individuals. The best teams function as one, investing in the success of the team and … Continue reading Managing Teams and Getting Optimum Results
Maybe this is your first time as a mentor, or perhaps you are a pro. Maybe you are mentoring as part of an outreach program to adolescents, or perhaps you are assigned as a mentor in the workplace. Whatever the circumstances, there are some planning and organizational tasks you can consider to make your mentoring project more … Continue reading How to be an Effective Mentor
Is “diversity” just one more buzz word to work into your conversations at work? Those who think so are really on the wrong track. Perhaps they are thinking of “diversity” as a black/white issue or a male/female issue. It is far more than that, and well-informed companies are embracing true diversity as a savvy business strategy. Think for … Continue reading Diversity at Work
If you manage or own a business today, you are bound to run into people from other countries and cultures when you interview prospective staff. Our workforce today is a rich mixture of ethnic and cultural groups working in every kind of company from car dealerships to telephone customer support, to software design and research firms, … Continue reading Managing a Diverse Workforce