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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. RSS

Are we a nation of zombies?


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

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Lessons from Jews and Mormons


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


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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That's not fair!

Eating paper, stressed, angry

James Adonis Are unfair dismissal laws really unreasonable to business?

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Redundant: are you ready?


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

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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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