On a single day this month, ELI consultants were dispatched across the globe to work with clients from Vietnam, Brazil, and India. ELI was, for that day, part of what those countries had in common. And it didn’t stop there; our presentations also included participants from Australia, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, China, and Thailand. Simultaneously, we were working with no fewer than 75 U.S. participants on the same
Is it possible Bill O’Reilly didn’t know the general boundaries of proper, lawful behavior in today’s workplaces? Was this highly educated, Harvard-degreed commentator unaware that continuing to make unwelcome advances, threatening to retaliate against those reporting them or following through could cost him his job and lots of money? Could O’Reilly have failed to watch Clarence Thomas’s 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing when Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual harassment captivated …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
As 2017 starts, a new administration will assume responsibility for leadership and direction of the federal government. Many federal employees are concerned as to how top-level staffing and policy changes will affect the security of their jobs and the climate in which they will work. In the federal government, maintaining behavioral standards of professionalism and civility is vital for effective performance no matter what happens in any election cycle. In …Continue Reading