WORK IS HELL

I’ve noticed a rash of victimization hitting center stage. Business Week recently ran a long article about workplace bullying. The Obama administration has become adept at finding workplace victims like never before. How is a business owner or manager supposed to deal with all of this? Don’t let employees play victim on you! Challenge them to participate and come up with solutions to known problems. Allow them to become directly responsible for what they can control. It’s hard to cause problems when you’re responsible for making things happen. Nobody has time for emotional nonsense at great companies.
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"Wish for a hundred years of doing your duty." The Upanishads (Ancient Hindu text) We've all heard the question "Do we eat to live or do we live to eat?" My uncle told me that his goal was the latter; not surprisingly, he died of obesity and h...
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