Monthly Archives: May 2012

Managing the Malcontent – Four Leadership Tips

Malcontent Part of speech:  adjective Definition:  dissatisfied Synonyms:  belly aching, complaining, discontented, disgruntled, unhappy, unsatisfied Managing a chronically malcontent staff member can be an exhausting experience for a leader. No matter what you do to address the situation, there always … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Fairness, Integrity, Morale, Personality | 6 Comments

Your Personality Is Not An Excuse For Bad Behavior

One of my pet peeves is people who use their personality as an excuse for their behavior. “I can’t help it, that’s just who I am” is the phrase that’s often uttered to rationalize or justify an action, position, or attitude. In some … Continue reading

Posted in Feedback, Personality, Relationships, Responsibility | 24 Comments

If It’s Broken, Do You Fix It or Throw It Away?

When you have something that’s broken, do you fix it or throw it away? Many of the products we buy today, especially electronics, have become disposable commodities that are more cost-effective to replace than repair. Unfortunately, this same attitude has … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Forgiveness, Integrity, Leadership, Relationships, Repairing Trust, Values | 8 Comments

The Incredible “Sulk” – Four Ways to Overcome Envy in the Workplace

The Incredible Hulk, one of the Marvel Comics superheros featured in the recently released film The Avengers, is a raging beast capable of great fury and destruction. Whenever the mild-mannered Dr. Bruce Banner experiences certain negative emotions like fear, anger, or … Continue reading

Posted in Envy, Integrity, Leadership, Relationships, Trust Busters, Values | 6 Comments