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|March 30, 2017|No Comments

A leading hospital was concerned about the behavior of two prominent surgeons, widely known for treating other staff with contempt, displaying frequent emotional outbursts including screaming, and making condescending remarks and insulting members of the medical team. The leadership was worried about whether the hospital was headed towards a lawsuit.

The lawyer the hospital consulted tells them there doesn’t appear to be any legal threat. The physicians don’t tell sexual …

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|March 23, 2017|No Comments

The recent reports and allegations of sexual harassment at Uber have once again have highlighted the ill effects of a toxic work environment that rewards bad behavior.

In mid-February, Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, wrote a blog in response to the many questions she’s received about why she left the company and what her time was like while she was there. “It’s a strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story …

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|March 9, 2017|No Comments

I had the honor and privilege to deliver the keynote presentation launching the City of Las Vegas’s annual three-day values conference for leaders and employees this past January. The City has held the conference since 2011.

The conference is part of the City’s commitment to live by its ACTION values: Achievement, Creativity, Teamwork, Integrity, Ownership, Now. These words give leaders and team members alike clear directions as to how to …

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|March 2, 2017|No Comments

What do you think of when you hear the word “code?” It could be the Internal Revenue Code, The Code of Military Justice, the Napoleonic Code or various state, federal and local building codes.

All are specific requirements which are intricate, complex, and frequently must be interpreted by experts. No one expects that these codes can be understood, much less committed to memory by non-experts through a single reading.

Corporate …

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|February 23, 2017|No Comments

Training for government agencies has its own distinctive challenges and opportunities. Generally, the issues in the public and private sectors are not necessarily unalike, but it’s the way EEO practitioners navigate the training that is different. Understanding these dynamics is the first step in making the training create positive results in the workplace.

Dynamics of EEO Offices

EEO offices occupy a unique space and function within government agencies. Many employees …

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