Archive for politics SmartBlogs
Have you ever been frustrated by name-calling, finger-pointing and the blame game? Or watched how harsh judgments can divide people, divide organizations and result in inefficiency and ineffectiveness?
For 20 years, I’ve observed the impact that judgment has on relationships, families, organizations, neighbors, communities and nations.
When I was a youth director, I noticed that when teens with a strong vision for their own lives said “no” to what was popular to stay focused on personal goals, their peers frequently perceived that they were being judged — even when they weren’t.[…] Continue Reading »
I talked in late 2012 with Beth Carvin about politics in the workplace and what companies — and human resources — can do to steer workplace policy on talking politics while managing “politically verbal” CEOs, particularly in the aftermath of the 2012 election and the start of a presidential and congressional term. Carvin is the CEO of Nobscot, which offers online exit interviews, mentor-matching software and other services designed to help companies and employees “make the world a better place to work.” The interview below has been edited and condensed.[…] Continue Reading »
Many Americans like to communicate with their politicians and participate in organizations to make their voices heard. This is one of the key freedoms that Americans have — and they continue to take advantage of as much as possible — not only during elections but throughout the year. While many Americans like to participate in political and civic activities — some types of people do so more than others.[…] Continue Reading »
Office parties, private club events, civic galas, friends and family dinners: ‘Tis the season for a wide variety of holiday invitations to both personal and professional gatherings. To be clear, “rock stars” are the mindful, sharp, leadership-oriented people that everyone in the room would like to meet — or potentially work with.
Here are six tips for creating stellar holiday experiences everywhere you go:
- Bring a bottle of something spectacular.
We are just a week away from making our 2012 Election Day choices. For the first time in my voting career, we’re choosing more than our political leadership for the next four years — we are deciding its destiny, choosing between very different ideological paths.
No one needs to be told that employment is a big-deal issue this time around.[…] Continue Reading »