Mel Jones is Northwest Diversity Manager for Skanska USA, a multibillion dollar international building and development company. Before joining Skanska, Jones was a civil engineer and owned his own engineering design company....more
As a boss, have you ever been frustrated by employees who either (a) kept you in the dark or (b) sought your approval for everything?
As an employee, have you ever been frustrated by bosses who either (a) kept you in...more
In a previous interview, Michelle P. Wimes, Esq., the Director of Professional Development & Inclusion at Ogletree Deakins, identified challenges that diversity initiatives face and how to overcome them. Here, she describes...more
As described in Dan Pink’s book, To Sell is Human, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the global pharmaceutical, vaccines, and consumer health care company, has adopted a groundbreaking approach to paying its salespeople. Rather than...more
Until his career was cut short by injury, John Gerak played five seasons as an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL)—four with the Minnesota Vikings and one with the St. Louis Rams. As an undergraduate,...more
In This Issue:
- Immigration. New proposal aimed at attracting highly-skilled immigrants.
- State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state.
- Traditional. J. Hamilton Stewart and Matthew...more
If you are contemplating organizational change and desire sustained, positive results, there are many factors to consider and steps to take. This post focuses on the concept of alignment. Over the years, Thomas V. (“Tom”)...more
Kent Layden is a principal at Second Wind Consulting, LLC. In his more than 30 years of practice, he has conducted over 300 organizational development projects for corporations, governments, and non-profits to improve...more
TIAA-CREF, a financial services company with over $500 billion in assets under management, has made employee engagement a priority. Its Head of Organizational Effectiveness, Josh Greenwald, agreed to share what his company...more
In her professional speaking and executive coaching career, Shawna Schuh, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), frequently draws on her years of raising animals and working with Women in the Pet Industry Network....more
Are your employees engaged or are they transactional? Do you believe that employee engagement has a substantial impact on your bottom line? If so, what are you doing to increase employee engagement?
In a 2008 study,...more
Kevin Kruse is a New York Times best-selling author who has written three books on employee engagement, including Employee Engagement 2.0: How to Motivate Your Team for High Performance (A Real-World Guide for Busy Managers)....more
In a previous post, I described the “Quiet Herd Cutter” problem, a term I have used to describe a phenomenon especially prevalent in law firms where employees’ failure to meet expectations results in being quietly excluded...more
This article offers a few suggestions for leaders who would prefer to replace “terminal employment relationships” with ones characterized by high performance, accountability, and engagement....more
In This Issue:
- FAMILY TRIP HELD PROTECTED BY FMLA - Court Finds Worker Continued To Care For Her Ill Mother
- WELCOME TO FABULOUS LAS VEGAS! Workplace Strategies 2014 Heading Toward A Sellout
- Wage & Hour....more
Daniel H. Pink’s most recent book, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, achieved a publishing “triple crown” by reaching #1 on the best-seller lists of the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,...more
James M. (Jim) McGrew is chief marketing officer (CMO) for Ogletree Deakins. Previously, he was legal counsel and the director of human resources (HR) for Emeril’s, a renowned restaurant group led by Chef Emeril Lagasse and...more
When Suzanne Benoit, Senior Professional in Human Resources SPHR, joined Wright-Ryan Construction, Inc. as its Director of Human Resources, she learned that her employer had been using an annual performance review process...more
Linda Galindo is a speaker, educator, and author who works with corporations around the world to foster cultures of accountability and high achievement. Earlier this fall, I interviewed Linda. Recently—turnabout being fair...more
Michelle P. Wimes, Esq. is the Director of Professional Development & Inclusion at Ogletree Deakins. She leads the firm’s efforts to attract, develop, and advance diverse attorneys in the firm’s 45 offices across the United...more
J. Hamilton (Jimmie) Stewart, III is one of the founders of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. He has practiced labor and employment law for nearly five decades. In this interview, he shares his observations about...more
For 12 years, 7’4” “Big” Mark Eaton played center for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Utah Jazz where he reigned as one of the league’s preeminent defenders. Retired from the NBA since 1994, Eaton has forged a...more
My former partner, Charlotte Miller, has had a rich and varied career. She is a past president of the Utah State Bar Association and was the first female representative to the American Bar Association from Utah. In addition...more
Linda Galindo is a speaker, educator, and author who works with corporations around the world to improve accountability. I asked her to discuss accountability at all levels in corporate culture in the United States.
In addition to being author of the seminal handbook on the topic of virtual presentations, Roger Courville has a worldwide following of virtual presenters and facilitators....more