Fear In The Workplace

Fear In The Workplace

The Devil Wears Prada was a 2006 comedy-drama film based on Lauren Weisenberger’s novel of the same name. It was an entertaining film about a powerful fashion magazine editor, Miranda, and her young assistant; Andy. Miranda was an overbearing boss who had no respect for her employees, refused to...

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Marcforte Newsletter – 004

The new recruit is excited to start in a new company. He had seen pictures of glossy and modern offices on the company’s website. The pictures also suggested that modern technology was the norm in the company’s office operations. This opportunity was a dream come true. He walks through...

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Marcforte Newsletter – 003

Welcome! 89% of employers think their people leave for more money. 12% of employees actually do leave for more money. So where is the disconnect? More than half of employees quit their jobs because they are unhappy at work, not because they want more money. Lack of financial rewards...

This is how to fail

Procrastinate!

Some 20 years ago, after I completed my Bachelors degree, my father gave me the gift of my dreams: a red Volkswagen car with silver wheels (even though I was still a 5 over 10 with my driving). A couple of days later, I was in the mood to...

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Competitive Strategy 201: Keep Your Best Hands

Few business leaders or organisations fully comprehend the cost of employee turnover. When Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, was interviewed on issues bordering on his organisational strategies, he was quoted as saying that: "If you take the top 20 employees away from Microsoft, our company is worth nothing"....