"Big Brother" is Coming To Your Office

We are witnessing an explosion of employee monitoring systems and technological devices to facilitate that monitoring. The culture of surveillance has now invaded the workplace.

Why More and More Companies Are Dropping Performance Reviews

The reality is that the traditional performance appraisal as practiced in the majority of organizations today is fundamentally flawed and incongruent with our values-based, vision-driven and collaborative work environments.

Amazon and Toxic Workplaces

A recent expose of Amazon’s work culture in a New York Times report brings into focus the growing problem of toxic work cultures in North America, one that will take a huge toll on long term productivity and employee well being.

Why Income Inequality Threatens Democracy

Rising economic inequality is threatening not only economic progress but also the democratic political system in the U.S.

Donald Trump and Our Obsession With Narcissistic Leaders

Americans are obsessed with narcissistic leaders, or at least they have an ambivalence between the ones they like and the ones they promote.

Millennials: How Gen Y Will Lead Us Into the Future

The next generation of leaders, Gen Y or Millennials, have vastly different expectations for leaders and how they want to be trained as future leaders.

Why Some People Would Prefer a Robot to a Human Boss

What if your boss was a robot? One with advanced artificial intelligence and human-like physical features, capable of assessing your emotions? And would more robots mean removing the need for human managers? Another science fiction fantasy? Not so, claim some scientists. And what about the moral and ethical questions raised by the use of robots?

How to Fix the Decline of Personal Productivity, Part 2

Part 2 of this article provides a number of practical suggestions on how you can deal with the problem and change your habits.

The Decline of Personal Productivity and How to Fix It

Productivity or the lack of it seems to be a widespread personal and organizational problem.

The Crisis of Fatherhood

Some would argue that America is rapidly becoming a fatherless society, or perhaps more accurately, an absentee father society.

Why the Business World Needs Liberal Arts Graduates

Liberal arts education is in a life-and-death struggle amidst pressure by politicians, business leaders and educational administrators to diminish or eliminate their presence in our post-secondary institutions and replace them with a job targetted educational system emphasizing technological and practical skills.

The Body Image and Eating Disorder Tsunami

Negative body image and eating disorders constitute a not-so-silent Tsunami that are wreaking havoc in the lives of women and men today.

When a Peacekeeper Becomes a War Fighter

What happens to a country’s image abroad and the self-image of the people within it, when it changes from peaceful well being to aggressive actions against the environment and other countries?

Is Mind Wandering a Good or Bad Thing?

Is mind wandering a good thing or bad thing? Is it the same as being on “autopilot,” without being conscious of what you are doing? There seems to be several differing perspectives on these questions.

8 Reasons Why We Need Human Touch More Than Ever

Has our hi-tech, media-socialized world lost something critical to our species—non-sexual human physical touch? Hasn't human physical contact set us apart from other animals, and has helped us develop complex language, culture, thinking and emotional expression?

"American Sniper" and the Addiction to War

War has become the new normal for the U.S. Militarization, the justification for violence, and the privatization of war are now firmly entrenched.

Leaders: We Love Humble Leaders But Idolize Narcissists

Research shows that humble leaders whose focus is to serve others are equally successful, but more importantly, capture the hearts and loyalty of others.

Why is the Glass Ceiling Shatterproof?

While there are many individual accomplishments to celebrate the overall picture is not rosy, particularly in the U.S. The glass ceiling is still shatterproof.

How Workplace Bullying Destroys Well-being and Productivity

Bullying at work grinds victims down and makes them an 'easy target' for further abuse according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Why Work-Life Balance is Becoming Critical

The problem of work-life balance is becoming more acute in organizations, and there is a disconnect between employers’ and employees’ perspective on this issue.

How Abusive Bosses Can Destroy Teamwork

There is increasing evidence that there is a clear link between bad leaders and employee health and productivity problems, which is turn, can be a huge liability for organizations.

Millennials and the Impending Leadership Development Crisis

As large numbers of Millennials or Gen Y moves into the workplace, we will be encountering a leadership development crisis.

How Advancing Social Causes Can Improve Productivity

Working to benefit a good cause increases productivity by up to 30 percent, according to the findings of a new study from the University of Southampton.

What Will Work Look Like In The Year 2030?

So the work world of 2030 will be significantly different than it is today. It will no longer be business as usual, and no longer be work as usual. Be prepared for a rough but exciting ride.

Why People Can't Keep Their New Year's Resolutions

The start of the New Year is often the perfect time to turn a new page in your life, which is why so many people make New Year's resolutions. But why do so many people have a hard time keeping their resolutions?

When The “Good Guys” Become The “Bad Guys”

We should be shocked by the grotesque details of the 6,000 page U.S. Senate detailed report on how the CIA tortured prisoners and subsequently lied about it.

How To Deal With Christmas "Blues" And Depression

The Christmas season has become a difficult time for many people in our society. For those of us who don't have difficulties at this time of year, it's an opportunity to reach out to those who become blue, depressed or are less fortunate. For those who have the difficulties with the season, it's an opportunity to take action to think, feel and act in ways that breaks free

Why Change Management Fails

Most change management programs initiated by leaders in organizations fail. They fail fundamentally because it is conceived as an outside-in process, moving about parts of the organization, rather than an inside-out process which focuses on change within individuals.

The Forgotten Casualties of War

The focus on Remembrance Day almost exclusively is on armed forces casualties from wars since WWI. Yet, it has been civilians who have suffered most during wars or armed conflicts. There are few memorials or formal observances for their deaths.

Why We Love Bad News More Than Good News

Most news we see and hear is negative, and replete with disasters, terrorism, crime, scandals and corruption. Does the media create that negative news bias or does it respond to our preference for bad news over good news?