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Remembering September 11: Lessons in Crisis Management


I’ve written several posts about crisis management, so it surprised me to realize that in over five years of blogging, I’ve never written about my experience on September 11, 2011. I’ve barely mentioned that date at all, even though the … Continue reading

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Crisis Management: Lessons from Ebola for All Employers


Until a few days ago, I didn’t think the Ebola crisis was likely to have much impact on the American workforce. I still don’t think that most U.S. employers will have to deal with Ebola exposure on their premises. But … Continue reading

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Crisis Management – Before, During, and After the Crisis


I participated in an American Bar Association webinar on responding to disasters on April 15, 2013. The webinar ended at 2:30pm Eastern time – just 20 minutes before the bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. I’ve … Continue reading

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When Your CEO Dies


I’ve been interested in succession planning since my early years in Human Resources—and particularly in succession planning at the top of the house. Perhaps that’s why my novel, Playing the Game, begins with a CEO near death and the impact … Continue reading

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When the Unexpected Strikes


I had planned to post today another “favorite firing”—a tongue-in-cheek, moral-of-the-story piece about what can go wrong in the workplace and how to reduce the likelihood of future such happenings. But sometimes reality intervenes. The past few days, with the … Continue reading

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April is Workplace Violence Awareness Month—How To Address Potential Violence in Your Workplace


According to the Alliance Against Workplace Violence, April 2015 is the third year for a national observance of Workplace Violence Awareness Month. And April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, in remembrance of workers who have died at work. I’ve addressed … Continue reading

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Preparing for Workplace Violence


The violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday shocked the nation. The deaths of so many children horrified us all. We have seen schools, shopping centers, movie theatres, political rallies, and many other locations all become sites of mass … Continue reading

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Five-Minute Meetings—I Wish!


Last week I read an article by Sue Shellenbarger in The Wall Street Journal entitled “Can You Keep Your Meeting to Five Minutes?” All I could say to myself was, “I wish!” My corporate life involved days full of hour-long … Continue reading

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Three Turning Points in a Career


I recently came across something that an old mentor of mine once wrote me as I approached my 30th birthday in the mid-1980s: “There are three turning points in your career you will go through: “1. Wondering if you really … Continue reading

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Time Is on Your Side (Except When It Isn’t)


The wisest boss I ever had used to say, “Time is on your side.” No matter what the issue, he seemed to indicate, there was no reason to rush into deciding what to do. I worked as a Human Resources … Continue reading

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