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YouTube Video: SEIU at My Doorstep 4 of 4

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YouTube Video: SEIU at My Doorstep 3 of 4

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YouTube Video: SEIU at MY Doorstep 2 of 4

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YouTube Video: SEIU at My Doorstep 1 of 4

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Unions Remain A Powerful Force

Unions are avoiding the traditional NLRB election but they are focusing heavily on powerful corporate campaign tactics. This article discusses the tactics the SEIU has employed to rapidly grow its membership and to get payback for its 2008 political contributions. Unions will continue to push for every advantage they can get in the current administration.

Positive Employee Relations: Is Authentic Leadership Universal?

All positive employee relations environments require strong, authentic leaders. But is authentic leadership universal? Does it apply across different industries or even different cultures?

Let’s say you’re a functional corporate director with a six-figure income and responsibility for a few million dollars of company business. Part of the people you oversee are hourly employees with high-school education working in one of the business units you oversee. How do you — who they might consider a “stuffed shirt” from corporate — effectively communicate with and coach them?

We run into this situation all the time with our clients. I believe that being “authentic” is the master key to relating, communicating and coaching in the workplace, no matter the environment. Here are 3 tips I give on authentic leadership:

1. It starts with a mirror. While nobody I know thinks of themselves as a “stuffed shirt from corporate” I’ve seen plenty of

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Union Free: 10 Ways to Lose Your Election - Part 4: Sitting On the Bench

Union free elections are won or lost by how well the company communicates. The fourth biggest mistake companies make in union free elections is to sit on the bench. This means not telling employees that you want to keep a direct relationship with them.

In our last article we talked about the TIPS rules. But there are other rules–called the FOE rules–that cover what you should say during a union free election. FOE stands for Facts, Opinion and Examples.

You can always give facts about the company and the union. As we discussed in Part 3 and the bonus TIPS, you cannot promise benefits to employees during a union free campaign. However it is always lawful to discuss the facts about unions during the campaign. You can always “set the record straight” about the promises unions make.

You can discuss the business environment and how the union’s promises are not

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The “Great Communicatior”

David A. Bego, President and CEO Executive Management Services, Inc.was honored Friday night at the National Right To Work Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Bego was presented The “Great Communicator” Award by the National Right To Work Committee and Legal Defense Foundation. Order up your copy of David’s book Devil At Your Doorstep today!

LRI In the NY Post

ny post graphic 300x41 LRI In the NY PostThe New York Post quoted Phillip Wilson in an article that asks, “Are Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?” Wilson, President and General Counsel of LRI, agreed that in many cases performance reviews are not just a waste of time, “but counterproductive to a positive work environment.” Instead he suggests that regular feedback is more important — and more motivating — that formal performance reviews. Read the rest of the article here.

Read more of Wilson’s advice on creating a positive employee relations environment in his book The Next 52 Weeks.