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Create Eagles – Not Ducks When it Comes to Policies

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: Most stupid policies don’t start out that way. They are intended to “protect & serve” but can evolve into something not good. There’s a story by Wayne Dyer about eagles and ducks. In organizations, ducks are those employees who are bogged down in the stupid policies, i.e. rules that […]

Confronting the Uncomfortable Reality of Workplace Discrimination

1. M. Bertrand and S. Mullainathan, “Are Emily and Greg More Employable Than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination,” The American Economic Review 94, no. 4 (September 2004): 991-1013. 2. M.S. Harrison and K.M. Thomas, “The Hidden Prejudice in Selection: A Research Investigation on Skin Color Bias,” Journal of Applied Social […]

CBRE Says Revenue Per Available Room Will Recover to 2019 Levels by 2023

The updated Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis (CBRE) April 2020 hotel report takes more into account the impact of COVID-19. And as expected, things may get worse before they get better. So much so, CBRE says the revenue per available room (RevPAR) for hotels will recover to 2019 levels by 2023. This is not to say […]

Lead Your Team Into a Post-Pandemic World

Executive Summary The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has tested leaders, especially as it relates to how they lead their workers. As the crisis goes on, many that the author has spoken with have begun to frame it around three distinct phases: The Shelter-in-Place Phase, the Re-opening Business Phase, and the Post-Covid-19 Phase. At the same time, […]