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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James Adonis Bosses have a lot in common with elephants. But how do you manage them in the office?
James Adonis There's something quite intrusive about overt religion, especially in the workplace.
James Adonis Companies are increasingly offering '100 per cent flexibility' to their employees.
James Adonis Intuition in the workplace: is it a bad thing, or a good thing?
James Adonis The list of Australia's most gay-friendly organisations has just been released.
James Adonis Personality profiling can be freakishly accurate, but it also raises questions about fairness.
James Adonis 90 per cent of people ask 'What do you do?' as their opening question upon meeting someone new.
James Adonis Workplaces with narcissistic people have lower levels of job satisfaction and productivity.
James Adonis Modern-day capitalism is in trouble, but is there an alternative?
James Adonis Whenever an employee is diagnosed with cancer, working through that process can be tough and awkward.
James Adonis How important are brains when it comes to successful leadership?
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.
James Adonis One challenge many women face is their return to the workforce after maternity leave.
James Adonis It’s inevitable that all managers will have to deal with one of the most delicate issues in the workplace: mental illness.
James Adonis How does our good fortune compare with other countries?
James Adonis Some employers have had huge success in hiring indigenous workers. Others, though, are struggling.
James Adonis When your employees feel insignificant, they act that way.
James Adonis It seems the restructure is back in vogue, but what’s the point really?
James Adonis Are committees, team-building games, brainstorming sessions and meetings really that useful?
James Adonis Nepotism is common in family-owned businesses, but few workplaces are immune.