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.
www.jamesadonis.com

The case for taking drugs at work

James Adonis   Plenty of people are on the gear at the office. Does this give them an unfair advantage?

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You're not a loser

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James Adonis   What's the best way to recover from failure?

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Is it important to be nice?

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James Adonis   Does how you act at work matter, or is it all about getting the job done?

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Too old to start a new career?

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James Adonis   Does age matter when you're looking for new opportunities?

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Why (some) men dislike successful women

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James Adonis   Why is achievement a turn off to certain blokes?

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The absurdity of payroll tax

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James Adonis   Why are businesses being penalised for hiring more staff?

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Does money really motivate?

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James Adonis   Be honest - how important is moolah when it comes to getting you out of bed each day?

The problem with illegal workers

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Clandestine employees are everywhere. Are you one? Were you once? Should the rules be changed?

Face it, you're racist

Have you really looked at your attitudes towards people who are not like you?

James Adonis   Reckon you're not? Complete one of these tests to find out for sure.

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Employees from hell are taking over

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James Adonis   Why are so many staff so insubordinate? And why are managers so powerless?

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Are you a reader?

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Jamdes Adonis   There's a very good business case for reading books.

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What's your calling?

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James Adonis   Are you merely working in a job - or does some more lofty ambition drive you?

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Have you got 'hurry sickness'?

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James Adonis   It's the bane of modern existence and it's ruining your life.

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Performance appraisals: why bother?

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James Adonis   When was the last time you or your employer got any value from this archaic tool?

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My way or the highway

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What's the impact of captains' calls in business?

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Should we adopt American spelling?

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Are we at a point where it's time to accept our language has been bastardized?

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Job hunting: is honesty the best policy?

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Should you come clean with the boss about your plans to move on?

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Should we have prayer rooms at work?

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There are in airports, shopping centres and unis, so why not workplaces?

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Does your workplace resemble a kindy?

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'Infantilisation' of workers isn't new, but it is increasing. Is your boss to blame?

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We love being dumb and dumber

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But what does our fear of intelligence mean for our future?

Are you ready for the next GFC?

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There is a host of nasties in the current economic cycle that could bring us undone. How would you cope in another economic crisis?

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Time to down tools...and get sick

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Why do we so often fall ill when we take a break?

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All the lonely people

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Are you among the army of workers who rarely comes face-to-face with your co-workers?

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The two signs you're a workaholic

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What are the two traits that sets those addicted to work apart from the rest of us?

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We need to talk about disability

Disability

Why is there such a stigma about hiring those who are less able-bodied?

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Is it OK to lie at work?

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Admit it, you do it all the time. But do you know why?

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Flexible work: that's so unfair

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Is letting people work how they want simply a tax on those who do standard hours?

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Is music important at work?

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Research has uncovered a fascinating truth about the tunes we hear while we toil.

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Does your boss make you sick?

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It's entirely possible your manager is responsible for how healthy you are.

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What do you sacrifice your ethics for?

Cigar.

Some people work for big tobacco to earn a fat salary, others take home a pay check from a gambling business. What do you do?

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