Corporations Aren’t People, But …

Corporations are people.  So says the United States Supreme Court.  In the recent, hotly-debated Citizens United case, the Court ruled, as it has in the past, that corporations have the same rights of free speech as American citizens – (more…)

Rules & the Power of Trust

In a school district in New York, the power of trust – and the menace of mistrust – were demonstrated in an ironic way some years ago.

Until that time, administrators took time off (more…)

Weak Link in The Chain of Command

I write this under the strain of frustration, anger, and sadness.  Someone very close to me – and all her staff – are suffering deeply from the short-sighted, fear-based actions of bad bosses.

Beware the invoking of “the chain of command.”  (more…)

The Perils of Leadership Training

Ever work for a bad boss?  You know how badly your team can suffer.  Morale, productivity, initiative – down the tubes.

Ever work for a great boss?  You know how your team (more…)

The Power of Listening

If you’ve ever attended a management training, you’ve been told you have to listen well if you want to manage well. Still, it’s one of the hardest things for leaders to do. After all, our leadership culture (more…)