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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Redundant: are you ready?

James Adonis Many people are unequipped for life as a retrenched jobseeker.

Rage against the machine

James Adonis Will a machine take over your job?

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Rage against the machine

James Adonis Will a machine take over your job?

"Millionaires don't have astrologers, billionaires do."

James Adonis Can astrology make you wildly successful?

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Employees are our greatest asset


James Adonis Agree or disagree? Are we just commodities?

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Say goodbye to the tie

James Adonis Is the business tie on the way out?

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No laughing matter


James Adonis When someone tells a racist joke do you laugh?

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It's OK to love yourself


James Adonis There’s evidence to suggest narcissism isn’t all that bad.

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Consultants: are they worth it?

James Adonis True or false? A consultant is someone who takes the watch from your wrist and tells you the time.

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Rules were made to be broken

James Adonis It's time to feed the company policy manual to the shredder.

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“Are you lazy or just incompetent?”

Bad boss

James Adonis Why is it that some leaders get away with publicly insulting their employees?

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Bribery: a necessary evil?

James Adonis Australia does not fare well in a new report on corporate bribery.

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It's a (single) man's world


James Adonis Is it ok a majority of employers say they prefer employees to be male and single?

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Difficulties of the modern apprentice

James Adonis Half of all apprentices fail to complete their training. The question is, why?

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Should penalty rates be abolished?


James Adonis There's a distinct possibility the Coalition will scrap overtime - is this a good idea?

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The Lucky Country?


James Adonis No-one can stop progress - just ask Holden - but is globalisation good for Australia?

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'Burn the place to the ground'


James Adonis A fair response when the boss gets a raise after making a loss?

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A weighty issue

Generic pic of a woman pinching fat at her waist.

James Adonis How's the Australian workplace going to look in 2030? Fat, according to new research. So what are going to do about it?

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Do grammar and spelling matter?


James Adonis They do when they save lives. “Let’s eat, grandma” versus “Let’s eat grandma”, anyone?

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HR: 'about as helpful as a hole in the head'


James Adonis Is HR just the department for smiling assassins?

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