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November 16th, 2017 | Main

David Blaine’s Friday Musing…

Does confrontation get a bad rap? (Part 1) I started thinking about this several months ago when my wife had to deal with an uncomfortable situation with someone. I gave her some advice and told her she shouldn’t be stressed about it. She ...

November 10th, 2017 | Main

David Blaine’s Friday Musing…

Oldie but Goodie! I was helping a client develop performance evaluation criteria and ran across these old excerpts from British military evaluations.  Managers often struggle when delivering negative performance feedback – not the Brits. In ...

November 3rd, 2017 | Main

David Blaine’s Friday Musing…

The productivity of the American workforce has declined significantly since 2007.  California’s legislative response has been brilliant.  Not.  If you want to improve the economy, give people more reasons to stay home?  Theoretically (and ...

October 27th, 2017 | Main

David Blaine’s Friday Musing…

I hate office huggers. After last week’s article I’ve been getting lots of questions about how to spot the workplace predator. It’s not always obvious, but there are a handful of common behaviors that I’ve dealt with that should raise red ...

October 19th, 2017 | Main

David Blaine’s Friday Musing…

Men have to do more! I consider myself a lightweight feminist.  I haven’t been to any rallies or protested unequal treatment of women. But I have hired, mentored and valued female and male employees equally; I’ve always tried to be ...