Coping Mechanisms & Blog

May 08, 2017
Decades after US businesses realized problems couldn’t be solved by a single leader, even a great one, they still struggle to develop efficient and effective processes that gain them…
May 08, 2017
Leadership depends largely on power, influence, and negotiation. Power is about the ability to influence others and resist unwanted influence in return.  Influence, however, is the…
May 08, 2017
Everyone wants a CEO who is visionary, humble, self-aware, and effective on many levels.  In Jim Collin’s book, “Good to Great,” we even learned to lust after “Level 5 leaders: thought…
May 08, 2017
There are three main reasons that lead to process redesign: strengthening competitive advantage, addressing problems, and survival.  Process redesign can be focused and improve only…
Feb 05, 2016
A few years ago I was called in by a Gen X manager to help reprimand her Baby Boomer employee. She was frustrated that this veteran of 33 years with stellar performance ratings was…
Jan 29, 2016
It seems like my schedule, and probably yours, is overrun with meetings. Everyone wants to meet. Somedays, I even have breakfast, lunch, and dinner meetings which can’t be good for…
Jan 22, 2016
By definition an employee who is “toxic” isn’t just a pain in your bottom line, he or she is someone who can hurt your organization or your reputation.  While they may meet certain…
Jan 08, 2016
What workplace trends will we see this year? The Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) asked its members to predict top workplace trends for 2016. I/O Psychologists…
Jan 01, 2016
Vermont has a patchwork of small businesses that reflect its cultural emphasis of hard work and resourcefulness.  In a small state we know the effectiveness of building positive networks…
Dec 24, 2015
Choosing the right consultant can be a life saver for your company but isn't always easy. In today's Burlington Free Press, Paula Cope advises employers to "look hard and hire smart"…