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Many people associate Billie Jean King with the overhyped “Battle of
the Sexes” tennis match she won in 1973 against Bobby Riggs, who’d
proclaimed himself the world’s biggest “male chauvinist pig.” What most people don’t realize is that, in an era when women athletes
were treated like ornaments or freaks, King almost single-handedly
forced the U.S. Tennis Association and tennis promoters to pay
them on a par with their male counterparts.
Executive misconduct costs organizations an average of $900,000 a year:
more than six times the cost of manager misbehavior. Harassment and
other gender-related misconduct lead the list. So, what do you do?
agencies and the United Nations are flooded with donations to help the
victims of natural disasters, but none has a quick way—an army, say—to
deliver the supplies to where they belong.
Solution: The folks who brought you overnight shipping.
Not content to write a one-paragraph mission statement for the lobby
wall, Michael Dell had his leadership team craft a document called “The
Soul of Dell.” It’s probably the longest statement of purpose an American corporation
has ever crafted, and it serves as an internal benchmark for operations.
Use these “attitude guidelines” to focus yourself on the job:
“I’m pregnant.” For many managers, hearing those words from an employee may bring mixed emotions. You may be happy for the employee personally, but worried about the resulting implications for scheduling, employee retention and leave issues. Another issue to consider: the potential legal pitfalls. Both federal and state laws provide pregnant employees with special rights […]
Your organization can (and should) establish clear rules for whom employees should contact if they need time off. Those rules can specify one contact person ...
The problem of presenteeism, when employees come to work even though they're sick, is an increasing concern for U.S. employers, according to a new CCH survey. Nearly half (48 percent) of ...
Issue: If an employee believes a boss's order is illegal, she can refuse to do it. And you can't punish her for that defiance.
Risk: You could run afoul of ...
Issue: Too often, hiring managers will poorly define to HR the type of employee they're looking to hire.
Risk: This can result in wasted time and costs, plus mounting frustration ...