James Adonis is one of Australia’s best-known people-management thinkers and is passionate about employee engagement. He is the co-founder and managing director of Team Leaders, a company dedicated to developing the best front-line managers. He is the author of three books including his latest, Corporate Punishment: Smashing the management clichés for leaders in a new world.

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Playing the victim

James Adonis For an ethical boss, being falsely accused of harassment can be one of the most demoralising things to deal with at work.

The customer is (not) always right

customer

James Adonis Some customers make it difficult to deliver even a modicum of good service.

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The ethics of sending jobs offshore

Offshoring.

James Adonis It’s worth pondering whether the offshoring of jobs is really as bad as it seems.

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Parting with Facebook ... it feels good to be free

Facebook.

James Adonis Businesses and employers have infiltrated Facebook ... and not in a good way.

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What makes a popular boss?

Boss.

James Adonis We asked 1000 Australians to describe the best boss they've ever had. Here are the results.

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The problem with rudeness at work

Mr Rude.

James Adonis Mr and Mrs Rude exist not just in children’s books but in workplaces too, causing consternation wherever they go.

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Are you an office thief?

Steal.

James Adonis Is the stealing of office stationery really stealing?

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Taming the beast: how to manage your boss

Manager.

James Adonis Bosses have a lot in common with elephants. But how do you manage them in the office?

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In the name of the Father ... at work

church spire against the cloudy skyline.

James Adonis There's something quite intrusive about overt religion, especially in the workplace.

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Work whenever I want? Yes please

Would you work harder if you could set your own hours?

James Adonis Companies are increasingly offering '100 per cent flexibility' to their employees.

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Should you trust your instincts?

Should you trust your gut feeling?

James Adonis Intuition in the workplace: is it a bad thing, or a good thing?

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All in a gay's work

xx

James Adonis The list of Australia's most gay-friendly organisations has just been released.

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Profiling the personality profile

Dove

James Adonis Personality profiling can be freakishly accurate, but it also raises questions about fairness.

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So, what do you do?

Drinks

James Adonis 90 per cent of people ask 'What do you do?' as their opening question upon meeting someone new.

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The workplace narcissist

vanity and narcissism

James Adonis Workplaces with narcissistic people have lower levels of job satisfaction and productivity.

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The end of capitalism?

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis Modern-day capitalism is in trouble, but is there an alternative?

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We need to talk about cancer

James Adonis Whenever an employee is diagnosed with cancer, working through that process can be tough and awkward.

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All in the mind - or not

finance .

James Adonis How important are brains when it comes to successful leadership?

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You didn't hear this from me, but ...

Gossip.

James Adonis Gossip is the kind of thing that’s titillating to hear and fun to participate in … unless you’re the subject of the latest workplace tittle-tattle.

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A mother of a problem?

James Adonis One challenge many women face is their return to the workforce after maternity leave.

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