This TED Talk looks at what’s changed at Verizon during the COVID-19 pandemic and how to lead and communicate during a time of change. Craig Silliman, Verizon’s executive vice president and chief administrative, legal and public policy officer, discusses not only how to meet the challenge of COVID-19, but also how outside events can spur…

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As vaccines roll out, recipients look forward to reconnecting with family and friends. But as vaccinations reach more working adults, business leaders need a plan to bring virtual staff back to work safely. No one wants their facility re-opening to be a super-spreader event. Informed and pre-planned safety should guide your planning. While vaccination gives…

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Don’t wait to become a principled leader The world population generally agrees that 2020 was less than stellar. The pandemic created many reasons for people to put off their plans. Millions delayed travel, rescheduled celebrations, and set aside their to-do lists. In business, difficult times provide a rationale to put off hard decisions or lofty…

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Employee diversity and inclusivity are important business goals. “Reverse mentorship” matches junior employees with more senior staff to become more aware of diversity and inclusion issues. In this video from TED, Patrice Gordon provides six tips to make reverse mentorship work.

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There are apps for that! Can you imagine employees seeking out ethics training? Sneaking a little training in after work? With gamification, developers are finding new ways to make all sorts of topics compelling. There are many ethics-based games available for download. Some intend to teach ethical principles, while others use ethics concepts for a…

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Each year, one in seven large corporations commits fraud. Why? To find out, Alexander Wagner takes us inside the economics, ethics and psychology of doing the right thing. Join him for an introspective journey down the slippery slopes of deception as he helps us understand why people behave the way they do. This video is…

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An employer’s right to discipline employees for actions outside the workplace is not always clear-cut. Even in states covered by “at will” employment — where the law allows you to terminate an employee for any reason, or no reason — firing employees for activities outside the workplace can be illegal due to privacy, anti-discrimination or…

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December 1, 2015, Tanya Salgado, Esq., White and Williams LLP, Philadelphia Most human resources professionals are comfortable issuing discipline to employees who engage in workplace misconduct during the workday; simply consult the handbook and determine the appropriate course of action based upon the nature and level of the offense. The situation becomes considerably more fraught,…

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What should employers do when they learn of unsavory activities outside of work? Social media use is sky-high. In 2019, We Are Social reported that there were almost 3.5 billion active social media users worldwide. According to GoodFirms, 98.55% of surveyed users access four or more social media platforms daily, while GlobalWebIndex cites people spending…

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Leadership researcher Christine Porath looks at how workplace incivility damages productivity and employee retention. Watch this video for insights about the cost of incivility and how basic respect improve workplace culture.

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