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On the Other Hand, When Is It Right to Speak Out?

It may not be wise to urge your employees to vote for a certain party or a certain candidate – as one of my clients did in a company newsletter years ago. (A certain percentage of employees are bound to vote against the party or candidate just because the boss said the opposite!) It may not be a good idea to advocate for one side or another with regard to highly controversial issues.

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Sexual Harassment: the Crisis That Never Goes Away

Women thought they had reached some sort of milestone back in 1991, when Anita Hill’s testimony at the Clarence Thomas hearing exposed the pervasive nature of sexual harassment in the workplace. Since then, think of all the money and hours spent in sexual harassment training in all kinds of workplace environments. And yet – despite court rulings and millions awarded to victims – this particular problem never seems to go away, and too many businesses never seem to get the message.

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Jargon Kills: Airline Fiasco

It is always amazing to discover that even the most highly respected and gifted professionals can forget the principles of Public Relations 101 in the heat of battle. First of all, the management of any airline should know that the worst mistake they can make is to remove passengers who are already seated. If there is an issue, it must be handled at the gate prior to boarding.

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