21st Century Social Contracts Research

Workplace Power Institute Presents 21st Century Employer/Employee Social Contract Debut Material at ASTD Conference in Orlando, Florida Atlanta, GA (May 12, 2011)  Karla Brandau, CEO of Workplace Power Institute (WPI) will present new research on the 21st century employer/employee social contract at the American

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Pull Ahead of Your Competitors

…with Improved Time Management and Microsoft Outlook Skills Outlook on Steroids Intense Training Offered Atlanta, Georgia (January 11, 2012)  Do you need to do more in less time? If so you are have something in common with millions of other people throughout the world.

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Change Leadership: The Future Started Yesterday

Change Leadership: The Future Started Yesterday

The Future Started Yesterday…in case you didn’t notice. Do you feel behind already? Is your organization struggling to keep up with the changing fluctuations of the economic environment, battling to learn new ways of marketing, working to adjust to the new social contract between

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Charismatic Leadership - No Blank Stares!

Charismatic Leadership – No Blank Stares!

There is nothing more angering than having a problem to solve and the people who are responsible for solving that problem look at you with blank, hollow eyes that avoid being accountable. Every individual has the ability to think and should be coached to

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Ban Office Gossip? IMPOSSIBLE!

Ban Office Gossip? IMPOSSIBLE!

The BBC reporter on the other end of the line wanted to know if I thought you could ban office gossip. I told him it was impossible! Then he proceeded to tell me that Bridgewater Associates, a Wall Street hedge fund group, had issued

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Eliminate the Bullying Manager’s Image

I was interested in an article in a recent post in theWall Street Journal on a new law proposed in New York allowing employees to sue a boss for bullying. Sarah E. Needleman writes:“Earlier this month, the Empire State’s Senate passed a bipartisan measure

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Leadership: A Common Sense Approach

Yesterday I attended a breakfast meeting sponsored by Business to Business. The speaker was David Ratcliffe, Chairman, President & CEO of Southern Company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Two things impressed me about Ratcliffe. First, he was very complimentary of his employees. He complimented his

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Rejected But Not a Reject! Overcome Rejection

On March 24, 2010 the Personal Journal Section of The Wall Street Journal carried an article entitled Rejected! It documented how Warren Buffett (Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) Meredith Vieira (Today show co-host) and Harold Varmus (Nobel laureate in medicine) were all rejected by

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Three Steps To Success

Jim Halsey was fascinating in the interview I watched this morning. Halsey is a veteran music manager and agent having discovered and promoted stars such as Reba McEntire, Roy Clark, The Oakridge Boys and The Judds. After 60 years in business, his new book,

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