Free Online Talk: Why Perks Don’t Work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHc2bOlZlhk How do you create a happy workplace? For too many workplaces, the answer to that question begins and ends with perks. The list of possible perks that I have seen workplaces offer is nearly endless with things like gyms, massages, snacks, team events, nap pods, pizza parties, team building events, discount deals and yoga classes. These things … Continue Reading ››
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KrAeqLw0pc Yikes! Check out this comment on one of my videos:
I just had a psychotic adult babyman scream directly into my face because I refused to give him a discount on an item that was already marked 75% off. I asked Karen to leave the store and of course he refused and asked to speak to … Continue Reading ››
I’m in the New York Times
I was interviewed for this excellent article in the New York Times about why measuring employee happiness is very important but also very difficult. Here's the central quote:
So, where’s the disconnect? Are surveys the wrong tool? Are employees not telling their managers the truth about their dissatisfactions? … Continue Reading ››
March 31 is International Quit Your Crappy Job Day
A bad job hurts your health, your career and your family. So we created a website with information and resources you can use to find out if it's time to quit. You can also test yourself and see if it's time to quit - over 16,000 people … Continue Reading ››
Elon Musks Biggest Flaw That Is Killing Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N73-PYlu2j4 Things have gone from bad to worse at twitter since Elon Musk bought the company three months ago. The problem is Elon. Some recent events have revealed Musk’s MOST fundamental flaw as a leader. In this video I want to talk about what that flaw is and how other business leaders can avoid making the same … Continue Reading ››
We NEED to break Americas addiction to layoffs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTtnHozvPyw US companies LOVE layoffs - which is a shame because they hurt not only employees but also the company’s results - according to the research. See why layoffs are so bad and how to avoid them - because they’re not inevitable!
Americans die younger, so US companies make billions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eXbDQavSwo Sometimes you put on your tinfoil hat… and turn out to be right. Something so insane came along today that I just had to drop everything else and make this video. I give a little glimpse of how bad the US pension system is because it directly incentivizes companies when their employees die younger. I contrast … Continue Reading ››
Does Musks twitter chaos hide a shady secret?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_9hjh38ESA Musk first 3 weeks at twitter have been characterized by chaos and cruelty all around. But why? What purpose does the senseless abuse serve? In this video I argue that the only way it makes sense, is if Musk is trying to turn twitter into a compliant organization that will go along with anything Musk orders, … Continue Reading ››
1 Week Into Musks Twitter Layoffs, It’s Even Worse Than I Thought
It’s been a week since Elon Musk’s MASSIVE layoffs at twitter and it is even worse than everyone thought - chaotic, unfair and dehumanizing. In this video I talk about:
- What went wrong
- What Musk should have done
- Whether he can fix it
Musk’s twitter layoffs are destined to fail. Here’s why.
Elon Musk has laid off half of twitter's employees. It won't have the results he's hoping for. Here's why.