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Some Thoughts on Leadership from a Shortstop

Those who have been reading our blog for a while know I like to draw analogies between business situations and baseball. The comparisons are intended to offer different perspectives, even if it seems like they come out of left field. … Continue reading

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Do You Know: What is the Most Important Skill for Labor and Management Leaders?

Over the past few weeks, we have written about the responsibilities of both labor and management in meeting the needs of today’s workforce. Today, I want to focus on the most important quality for both: leadership. Do not confuse leadership … Continue reading

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Reshaping Unions for the Future – Involving Younger Employees

In earlier articles, we’ve offered some thoughts on the role of unions in the workplace. Today, I want to share some other ideas on unions and what they need to do to maintain relevance with today’s workers. Last week, we … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Another View On The Importance of Unions from a Surprising Source

Last Monday was Labor Day, the holiday where we are supposed to celebrate American workers and their contributions to our society. Part of that should also include the essential role unions played in creating our strong economic system. Last week … Continue reading

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It Takes More Than One or Two People to Build a Climate of Engagement

During the summer, I spend a lot of time watching minor-league baseball. I enjoy the close proximity to the game, watching players develop their skills, and the interactions with players, the (usually) friendly staff, and other fans. I also think … Continue reading

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Do You Know: What Does It Take to Be a Leader in Today’s Organizations?

One of the common themes in out blog has been the importance of employee engagement and building a cooperative relationship between management and employees. While organizations that have worked toward these goals have realized the benefits, many managers are threatened … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Labor Day 2015

Each year we write an article about Labor Day and the importance of the labor movement. This week, we want to look at the current state of labor-management relationships and why unions are still relevant. Among the trends we have … Continue reading

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Business Leaders – Want to Make More Money? Keep Your Employees Happy!

What business does not want to make more money? Whether it is for themselves or their stockholders, business success is usually measured in the bottom line. Some traditional managers believe the way to accomplish this is by making employees feel … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement: Do You Feel Valued in Your Job?

Do you feel valued in your job? Are your contributions recognized? Is there an opportunity to share your ideas and have them considered? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘No”, then there may be a problem in … Continue reading

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When Confronting Conflict, Consider Your Own Behaviors

When dealing with conflict, people normally start by focusing on the other party. We wonder why they are causing problems and try to find ways to deal with them. After all, we believe it must be their fault. Instead of … Continue reading

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