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Confidentiality Has Its Limits (At Times, That Is)

“We’ve completed the investigation, and the matter has been resolved.” “Did you verify what I told you? Has he/she been disciplined? Will this stop? What happens next?” “All I can tell you is that this has been resolved; if you have further issues, please let us know. We are required to keep our findings and actions confidential. I’m sure you understand.” This sort of conversation

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In Honor of Dr. King

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday — he would have been 79 — and as the upcoming holiday celebrating the man and his achievements approaches, I’m reminded of something he once said that is a driving force behind what we’re all hoping to accomplish in the workplace: “Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated.”  ELI’s offices will be closed on Monday

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Workplace Training: The Canine Example

Memphis Rae, our newest family member, is an 8-month-old German Shepherd puppy who we found through the Georgia Shepherd Rescue. She’s a great looking dog, very bright and mostly friendly, and gets along with our whole family, including Monroe, a gentle, regal Shepherd also from Georgia Rescue, who is about 2 1/2. But Memphis barks at strangers. That’s off-putting now; it will get worse if

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The Values Problem is a Business Problem

The Falcons are 3-11 having just lost to Tampa Bay. They may well lose the rest of their games — an awful season. But the wins and losses are not what will be remembered. Instead, Atlanta fans will recall Michael Vick’s guilty plea for dog fighting, his prison term, and his pre-conviction denials of improper conduct. I would have thought that would be the low

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Simplify the Disparate Workplace Messages or They'll Get Lost

I just got back from a long roadtrip from Atlanta to Boston to New York to Atlanta. Like just about everyone else I saw, I carried my version of the necessary road warrior package – a laptop, Blackberry/cell phone, ipod, and camera, plus separate chargers for each. Not only did I have to have each of these devices, I had to know how to pack

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Workplace Culture: Renovations in Progress

We just completed a major renovation to our office space, and I’m happy to say my new office is clean and it will stay that way. No longer are there papers covering the conference table or files spread out on the floor. I still have personal mementoes on my desk and credenza, but not so many that my office resembles an eBay salvage operation. I

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