Workplace Issues to the Forefront

By Michel Hobson Ⓜ️ | Issues . Solutions . Change Makers

3 Brilliant Ways to Deal With a Boss or Co-Worker Who Steals Your Idea

Collaborative environments yield many benefits. They also provide opportunities for others to steal your ideas. Here's how to make the best of it.<p>"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want." ~ Zig Ziglar<p>A client came to me, frustrated and …

Leadership

Majority of employees are unhappy at work, study finds

Nearly three-fourths of American workers are actively hunting for a new job, and the vast majority don’t feel like they get enough recognition from …

The Workplace

While Anthem Protests Continued Inside Stadiums, The Real Story Was Happening Outside of One

On Sunday, many players continued the national anthem protests before their National Football League games, but there was one group of people drawing …

Baltimore Ravens

She said her boss raped her in a bank vault. Her sexual harassment case would make legal history.

She was a bank teller, not an actress. And her boss was a branch manager, not a powerful movie mogul.<p>But nearly four decades before the explosive sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein by women in Hollywood, Mechelle Vinson filed a lawsuit against her supervisor that …

U.S. Supreme Court

Harvey Weinstein ousted by Movie Academy

Harvey Weinstein -- who more than anyone defined and shaped the sharp-elbowed art of Oscar campaigning -- has been expelled from the group that presents the Academy Awards.<p>In the latest and perhaps most symbolic blow to the Hollywood mogul since a host of sexual harassment and assault allegations …

The Oscars

After 50, Women Struggle to Find a Foothold at Work

Time out for family can carry a stigma; study finds evidence of discrimination<p>By<p>Lauren Weber<p>Lauren Weber<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@laurenweberwsj<p>Lauren.Weber@wsj.com<p>Anne Zacharias was nearly 50 years old when she retired from her job as a regional vice president with a national marketing …

21st Century

6 reasons why your boss doesn’t trust you

Studies reveal that one of the main reasons employees are dissatisfied at work is because of their relationship with their manager. While it is a …

Leadership

In corporate America, women fall behind early and continue to lose ground with every step

Women are less likely to receive the first critical promotion to manager—so far fewer end up on the path to leadership—and are less likely to be …

Gender

Here's The Memo Amazon Sent Employees About Its Sexual Harassment Scandal

“Amazon does not tolerate harassment or abuse of our employees or our business partners. If a concern is brought to our attention, we investigate it quickly and thoroughly,” the memo reads.<p>This morning, Amazon sent an email to its employees regarding the allegations of sexual harassment and assault …

David O. Russell

Weinstein Lesson: Lot to Lose, Little to Gain by Reporting Sex Harassment

It's not just Hollywood.<p>Sexual harassment is widespread in workplaces across the country, yet speaking up about it is not. The reasons are numerous: Some women fear reprisals, or feel ashamed. Victims, sociologists, lawyers and business experts say this all makes for a disheartening reality: It …

Gender

5 things to do after getting a bad performance review

You walk out of a performance review with your boss and your cheeks are on fire — despite your best efforts at work, your contributions to the office …

Employment

Report: Massive morale problems aboard US Navy ship

<b>(CNN) —</b> Morale aboard a US warship operating in the Pacific reached such a low ebb that one sailor described serving aboard the ship as being akin to being on "a floating prison," according to surveys obtained via the Freedom of Information Act.<p>The Navy Times obtained three command climate surveys …

Military

6 reasons why your coworkers run when they see you coming down the hallway

With so many personalities running rampant in the office, there are a variety of ways your relationships with coworkers can slip through the cracks— …

Self-improvement

Feel Like Quitting? These 9 Women Prove Grit Can Lead You to Massive Success.

When life knocks you down, true grit is a quality that sustains you.<p>Talent and intelligence may help you land some success, but it’s a positive, non-cognitive skill known as “grit” that is the secret sauce in reaching the next level of achievement, according to Angela Duckworth, a psychology …

Success

Fierce And Feminine: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Models Leadership For Women The World Over

Over the last week, many witnessed a strong yet little known female leader show what true leadership is all about: serving others before one self. As Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico refused to engage in a petty squabble with Trump, who had derided her leadership over Twitter …

Leadership

You are your looks: that’s what society tells girls. No wonder they’re depressed

Children as young as seven believe that they are valued more for their appearance than for their character. It’s time to break down these stereotypes<p>A study published by Girlguiding this week has revealed that half of girls feel stifled by gender stereotyping, with children as young as seven …

Gender

Trump Slapped With Ethics Complaint Over Call to Fire NFL Players Who Protest Anthem (Exclusive)

“No president is exempt from the rule of law, and it’s about time the current occupant of the Oval Office realizes that,” Democratic Coalition writes …

Donald Trump

Want to Calm Your Mind? Have Compassion for Others

Hurricanes, earthquakes and more hurricanes ... It's hard to tune out the devastation, but you calm your mind by finding compassion for others.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>The other day, my daughter said to me: “Mom, do you ever stop thinking? Does your mind ever turn off?”<p>Trust me, …

Alzheimer's Disease

How to Remove Embarrassing Social Media Photos

Let's hope you and I never have to use this handy guide to cleaning up your image online, but just in case...

Handy

Applicant Screening: How to Show Talent You Really Want Them

Bringing top talent into your organization is a careful dance: on the one hand, you need to know everything you can about an applicant, and on the …

Employment

Colin Kaepernick has won: he wanted a conversation and Trump started it

The quarterback wanted kneeling in protest for the anthem to start a national talk about race and justice. Thanks to the president’s blast of rage, we have one<p>All Colin Kaepernick ever wanted was for his country to have a conversation about race.<p>This, he warned, would not be easy. Such talks are …

Colin Kaepernick

Why Do Employees Really Quit Their Jobs? Research Says It Comes Down to These Top 8 Reasons

This is how to stop the bleeding.<p>I've done a lot of research over the years to drill down to the most likely source of employees quitting and answer the question, "How do you stop the bleeding?"<p>As in bleeding money. The cost of employee turnover is exorbitant, with some recent estimates putting the …

Leadership

10 passive-aggressive work phrases and what they really mean

You know the feeling: After explaining how your team’s latest project is going in a detailed email that’s super easy to read, the one person who …

Behavior

How to plan for success while holding down a job you don’t love

When every day is a tough day for you at work, it’s easy to wallow in your feelings. But there are ways to make the most of your position by thinking …

Harvard Business Review

How not to feel left out and alone at work

When you start a new job, it’s natural to feel left out of the workplace camaraderie, especially as you try to break into the “office tribes.”<p>While …

Psychology

Racial storm: France accused of prioritizing white tourists in hurricane evacuation of St. Martin

<b>By Thomas Adamson</b><p>In the chaotic days after Hurricane Irma smashed St. Martin, the storm also exposed simmering racial tensions on the island’s French …

Google 'segregates' women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says

Exclusive: Women say Google denied them promotions, telling the Guardian they were forced into less prestigious jobs despite qualifications<p>Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and …

Gender

Google sued by women for pay discrimination in potential class action suit

Three women have filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of discriminating against female employees by underpaying them and denying them opportunities for promotions. The plaintiffs seek to turn their complaint into a class action lawsuit covering all women who worked at Google within …

Gender