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Employee Work Passion: Article 8

To more clearly understand the topic of power and its impact in the workplace, researchers from The Ken Blanchard Companies conducted a study to examine employees’ perceptions of their leaders’ use of five forms of power and the resulting positive or negative impact on the employees’ affect or emotional state and his or her work intentions.

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Problems with Culture After A Merger? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,  I am a senior director at a big pharma company. Our company has grown quickly through mergers and acquisitions—four in the last four years, in fact. I’ve noticed a big problem with what seems to be an “us and them” culture. Even some of my peers forget that we are all one company…

Why You Are Worth More than You Think

I was recently in a coaching conversation with a client—now a friend—who was working through getting a new job and negotiating salary. In a paradoxical twist, as it seems to always happen, she had some amazing insight that has helped me understand my value both professionally and personally. She told this story: In the 80s…

3 Tips to Successfully Manage Virtual Employees

In 1997 I asked my boss to consider allowing me to telecommute on a part-time basis. My proposal went down in flames. Although the company already had field-based people who telecommuted full-time, and my boss herself worked from home on a regular basis, the prevailing mindset was work was someplace you went, not something you…