ALLOWING POLITICAL DISCUSSIONS AT WORK

Political discussions at work have become a very hot HR issue, given what people think is at stake in the coming election. Life-changing hopes and fears may end up being the most defining characteristic of our experiment with democracy. Emotions are boiling with hopes and fears on both sides of an ever-widening divide in our […]

IN DEFENSE OF THE INNOCENT

I am of the mind that the #MeToo movement has done significant damage to our culture and what little confidence we had in our system of justice. If one needs proof, Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono has eagerly provided it. Nearly hysterical, during a testy press interview she confidently instructed those who cared to listen, “Just […]

SOCIAL CONFLICTS IN THE WORKPLACE

Phylogenetics is the study of evolutionary relationships among biological entities. It is a term I enthusiastically utilize when discussing the relationship between conflict communication and evolutionary relationships within the workplace; it sounds as complex and intricate as group hierarchy and social conflicts are despite seldom being viewed in this way. Social conflicts are handled by […]

LEADING THROUGH LANGUAGE AND LISTENING

Who would the CEO of your organization most likely invite to a round of golf: the CFO or you? The answer to such a question would be revealing—and it shows a great deal about security professionals and how they are viewed by their contemporaries. It has become a truism that in order to maximize effectiveness, […]

EMPLOYEE THEFT RISES DURING ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

Health risks stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic make headlines every day. The pandemic has resulted in shuttered businesses as people shelter-in-place to avoid contracting or spreading the virus. Unemployment is expected to reach record levels over the next few months and the death rate is expected to climb. In addition to health threats and loss […]