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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Not another networking event!

James Adonis Advice for people who would rather eat chalk than turn up and make small talk.

The easy way to boot slack staff

James Adonis Just stretch their stretch targets and out they go. Never mind the fallout.

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What are youse thinking?

James Adonis AIG is pushing for the level of English needed to get a 457 visa to be dropped. Should we be worried?

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Workplace waaambulance wanted

James Adonis Are over-sensitive types wrecking your job?

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Toughen up, princesses

James Adonis Should women act like men at work?

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Should interns be paid?

James Adonis Let's face it, they're just slaves of rich corporations that should be ashamed of themselves.

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When is a gift a bribe?

James Adonis If it doesn't meet the stench test, the front page test or the mum test it probably is.

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Not another business card...

Business card

James Adonis Do they really still matter in an online world? Surely most end up in the bin.

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What if business owners went on strike?

James Adonis Is it conceivable for entrepreneurs, rather than employees, to go on strike?

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The jobs we hate - and love - the most

beer

James Adonis Incredibly, what many would consider a dream job tops the list of jobs most vile.

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Unmasking the workplace neurotic

James Adonis Are unhinged employees all that bad?

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Death by PowerPoint

Bored

James Adonis Why are most presentations so dumb and boring?

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Are we a nation of zombies?

Zombie

James Adonis There's something missing from the average workplace. Individuality.

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Lessons from Jews and Mormons

Success

James Adonis What can two of the world's most (commercially) successful religions teach us?

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Self-employment: is it worth it?

Work at home

James Adonis If you think it's all about working in your pyjamas and knocking off early, think again.

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Sucking up: does it work?

A present for the boss

James Adonis A look at research findings into whether flattery actually gets you anywhere.

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You're fired!

James Adonis Should you be honest with prospective employers after you've been sacked?

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The black market boom

Cash

James Adonis The underground economy is growing - and small businesses are to blame.

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The trouble with trade unions

James Adonis Are they still relevant in the modern workplace?

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A happy ending at work

James Adonis Masturbation in the workplace isn't as uncommon as you might think.

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