Posts By Doris Tirone

Why Do Employees Want to Quit?

There might be some good reasons to retain (or attempt to retain) employees after they’ve announced they want to leave their jobs. I guess it all depends on what motivated employees’ to declare their intentions in the first place. Find out the reasons why employees quit is a good way to figure out the collectiveRead… Read more »

It’s Time for Change: What Does It Take?

As a senior executive, sometimes it’s easier <and more appropriate> to delegate challenging and complex assignments to middle managers. Doing them yourself means having to set aside your long term projects to focus immediately and directly on the problems at hand, fabricating solutions on your own, making decisions on your own, and dealing with situationsRead… Read more »

How Would Employees Evaluate You?

Are you someone who wants to get better at developing yourself or other employees? Are you a supervisor who wants to improve your supervisory skills? Perhaps you are a worker-bee who just thinks your supervisor needs to get a clue? No matter where your position is found in the chain-of-command, when managers do the rightRead… Read more »

Performance Appraisal Rears Its Ugly Head

For most of us, the oft dreaded annual performance appraisal rears its ugly head at least once a year. Loathed by the majority of managers & employees alike, one’s approach to performance appraisals is a sure-fire way to experience a positive or negative outcome. Perhaps it’s time to take a fresh look at what’s reallyRead… Read more »


In the wake of controversy and the rush to remove a government official from appointed office, there are some lessons here that all of us can learn. Lesson One: Build and Maintain a Workplace Culture That Fosters Respect. Just as national figures mistakenly react, people in the workplace also are capable of making the sameRead… Read more »

Motivating Employees is Pretentious

People honestly believe they have the ability to motivate others. That’s always sounded pretentious to me. But, successful training firms have thrived on this belief and have sold training to many employers to teach their supervisors the motivational techniques that employers think their supervisors need to succeed. Employers have also spent hundreds of thousands ofRead… Read more »