A Review of Performance Reviews

To paraphrase a well-known Biblical verse, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven….” And to every employer and employee there is a time for an annual performance review. If you think my pulling in the Bible is a bit heavy handed, it’s not. To many, this annual ritual is fraught with the …

The Bully Behind the Desk

 Here’s some eye-opening news. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people. A Yale University study found that victims of bullying are between two to nine times more likely to consider suicide than those who are not being bullied. The National Education Associations reports 160,000 children miss school each day for fear of being Much has been …

The Positive Impact of Empathy in the Workforce

I want to cringe every time I see a TV series or a movie that features a crazed, former military member brandishing a gun, running with simulated voices in his or her head, and ominous music of impending doom – all due to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I applaud storytellers for bringing mental health issues to light and for …