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Barbara Bartlein is The People Pro. She presents keynotes and training and is an expert in workplace culture. Her new book, Energy Suckers-How to Deal With Bullies in the Workplace is now available. Visit her site for more information.

Are You Bullied At Work?

Are You Bullied At Work?

Studies show bullying in the workplace is widespread Those who are talented, help others.  Those who aren’t, bully. When I was Vice President of a large hospital system, I was put…

Are You Being Bullied?

Are You Being Bullied?

Consistent bad behaviors may be signs of bullying at the office Bullying is epidemic with 47% of workers reporting experiencing hostility at work in the last year.  It robs the…

Are You A Cyberslacker?

Are You A Cyberslacker?

How some employees are wasting time at work Cyberslackers are those who use technology to appear like they are working when, in fact, they are simply surfing the web and…

Energy Suckers

Energy Suckers

Why I wrote a book on bullying My first exposure to an Energy Sucker and bullying behavior was in grade school.  It wasn’t another student on the playground, it was…

Focus On Marriage For Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Focus On Marriage For Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Tidbits from Why Did I Marry You Anyway? For years, people have climbed the ladder of success by working long hours and taking on extra projects, often sacrificing time with…

What’s Your Social Media Business Marketing Plan?

What’s Your Social Media Business Marketing Plan?

Using social media for business marketing Social networking through Facebook, Twitter, Bebo, LinkedIn, and other sites has exploded and many companies are wondering whether it should be a part of…

Sell Value, Not Time, When It Comes To Pricing

Sell Value, Not Time, When It Comes To Pricing

Quick shouldn’t necessarily mean inexpensive As a young adult, I had my wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon. When I received the bill, I was shocked at the cost;…

Business Niche: Bug-Eating Bugs

Business Niche: Bug-Eating Bugs

Finding a business niche One day Jan Dietrick, general manager of Rincon-Vitova Insectaries Inc. received a call from Fox TV. They were looking for 5,000 maggots immediately for a new…

Negative Culture Saps Productivity

Negative Culture Saps Productivity

How to address negativity in the workplace Too many employees dislike their jobs and view them as “have to” instead of “get to,” according to Roxanne Emmerich in her new…

Don’t Believe Your Press Kit

Don’t Believe Your Press Kit

Lessons learned on the road to success On a recent trip to Montreal, a client arranged for us to stay at the Ritz Carlton. A beautiful old hotel in the…

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