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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Attracting the best and brightest

James Adonis How can you attract top talent to your business?

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Why are office kitchens so putrid?

A dirty kitchen.

James Adonis If your office kitchen is a tip, chances are your work is rubbish too.

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I'm going to get you

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James Adonis Dreaming of taking out your revenge on the boss? Join the queue.

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Get over yourself

James Adonis You may think you're powerful but your tantrums and terrorism don't get you anywhere.

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The last taboos

Swearing

James Adonis Is swearing, godbothering and baby talk acceptable office behaviour?

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Shredded: the paperless office

James Adonis Paper was supposed to go the way of the typewriter. But it's being used more than ever. Why?

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Is work good for you?

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James Adonis A hard day's work is much better for us than slothing around. No really, it is.

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I am bored witless!

Generic pic of a woman looking wistful, sad, bored.

James Adonis Which group is most likely to be aggressive, lethargic and deviant in their jobs?

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Workers of the world unite!

Revolution

James Adonis Should workers own a slice of the business they toil for?

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It's dirty work...

Cleaner

James Adonis Are the jobs done by 457 visa holders beneath the average unemployed Aussie?

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Count your blessings

A female laborer carries bricks at a brick factory on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Chennai. May Day or Labor Day will be marked on Wednesday. (Babu/Reuters)

James Adonis Be thankful you're not an Indian boy forced to apologise to your boss after your hand was cut off in a factory accident.

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“You hate me, don’t you?”

Body

James Adonis Body language doesn't always betray what you think and feel.

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The luck of the draw

Lottery

James Adonis Would you resign from your job or quit your business if you won the lottery?

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The shifty side to shift work

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James Adonis Diurnality: the reason shift workers end up struggling physically and mentally.

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The leadership wisdom of Margaret Thatcher

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James Adonis Some of Margaret Thatcher's most memorable one-liners and how they relate to business leadership.

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Banking: one big Ponzi scheme?

James Adonis Just because a bank is safe by global standards doesn’t make it safe in practice.

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Take the pressure...down?

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James Adonis Are working Australians really under more pressure than ever before?

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Uneasy like Monday morning

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James Adonis Monday is the most popular day of the week for chucking a sickie, and for good reason, too.

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Bosses need to engage both sides of the brain

Brain.

James Adonis In the modern workplace, who makes the better leader: the left-brainer or the right-brainer?

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WORK IN PROGRESS

FIFO, FIFO, it's off to work we go

Perth Airprt is filled with Fly in and fly out miners(FIFO's) heading to various miners in Western Australia.
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James Adonis There's lots of money in it, but Fly-in Fly-out is a form of employment that comes with numerous downsides.

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