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Why You Need to Fire Bad Employees Right Now

December 11, 2014 | by Paul Spiegelman
No matter how many times you’ve done it, no leader likes to fire employees.

J.T. O’Donnell, who describes her previous role of “restructuring” divisions of companies as the role George Clooney played in “Up in the Air,” says letting people go never gets any easier.

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Will Your Company Culture Flunk This Ethics Test?

October 18, 2014 | by Paul Spiegelman
In many companies, a positive workplace culture is associated with having fun, promoting a family atmosphere and creating an environment where team members enjoy their work every day. It is hard to poke holes in that approach.
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Building a Culture of Sustainability

October 15, 2014 | by Paul Spiegelman
Gallup, a global research and consulting firm, annually conducts a survey called “The State of the American Workplace.” This year the results should alarm American business leaders, particularly our healthcare colleagues.

Of the approximately 100 million people in America who hold full-time jobs, 50% of American workers are not engaged. Another 20% of those surveyed – 20 million people – are actively disengaged from work. Chances are these employees – statistically 70% of our workforce-will not improve our patient experience or fulfill our institutions’ mission unless the culture changes.

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