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What Makes an Employee Exceptional?

A few months ago I raised the question – What Kind of Boss are You? The post shared information about abrasive leaders and what could...

The Manager Self Test – are you abrasive?

In late March I introduced you to the Boss Whisperer aka Laura Crawshaw and her thinking about different types of managers. In my work with...

Summer Coffee Hour with the Ombuds!

Come meet the faculty and staff ombuds – Roy Baroff. He is holding a “Summer Coffee Hour” on the last Wednesday of the month in...

What Kind of Boss are You?

As I work with faculty and staff at NC State, a significant number of issues focus on evaluative relationships – meaning, people bring concerns about...

Organizational Ombuds Support is Neutral and Impartial

Toward the end of last month the International Ombudsman Association (IOA) offered comment on proposed amendments to Title IX regulations to the Department of Education....

What and How is Next?

With the holiday season just behind us, it seems like a good time to think – what’s next in our workplace? ¬†And, in addition –...

Ombuds Services – Coaching !!

People often ask – what is it that you do as ombuds? As we explore this question, let’s first note that overall the ombuds role...