Dave Conrad, Post-Bulletin

Dave Conrad


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Recent articles by Dave:

Open minds are prepared for possibilities

Columnist Dave Conrad says that with work and diligence, every close-minded person can learn to be more objective and analytical. → Read More

What are the true employee motivators?

Columnist Dave Conrad says interesting work, being appreciated and informed, job security are more important that pay. → Read More

Budget cuts target the wrong things

Columnist Dave Conrad says it is a paradigm shift when companies transition from being low-cost sellers to innovative, quality-infused and “people first” organizations. And it takes time, solid thinking, strategic planning and driven leaders to pull it off. → Read More

Distance yourself from those who drop the ball

Columnist Dave Conrad says don't allow your happiness and fulfillment to be determined by factors and forces that you have no control over. → Read More

Good managers build bridges, don't start brawls

Columnist Dave Conrad says colleague can be a coach, but shouldn't cover for a fellow manager who won't change his ways. → Read More

Employees need a clear sense of purpose and unity

Columnist Dave Conrad says employees will stay loyal if management is loyal to them. → Read More

Not all jobs are made in heaven

Columnist Dave Conrad says don’t worry about your resume, be concerned about your well-being. → Read More

Cuts to ranks of workers has long-term costs

Columnist Dave Conrad says reductions can get a company into a downward spiral. → Read More

Leaders become frightened, too

Columnist Dave Conrad says fear is fire: you can let it cook your food or watch it burn your house down → Read More

An angry worker can do a lot of damage

Columnist Dave Conrad says quick handling of volatile situations is needed. → Read More

Not being approachable is not a good approach

Columnist Dave Conrad says good managers make time hear what employees have to say. → Read More

The 'hit and run manager' escapes to his office

Columnist Dave Conrad says there are ways to work with a difficult boss. → Read More

Past team failures should not make teams fail now

Columnist Dave Conrad says all ideas -- old or new -- must be respected and vetted. → Read More

Employees learn, grow by making mistakes

Columnist Dave Conrad advises careful steps to wrest some control from micro-managing boss. → Read More

Complaining does not solve problems

There is a need for feedback about how things are or are not working, but complaining is not an option. → Read More

'Problem solvers or just problem spotters?'

Finding problems and not solving them impedes productivity, dampens morale and costs companies loads of money → Read More

Pride passion and purpose bring profits

No, not all companies motivate their staff through threats and intimidation. → Read More

Manager's threats don't help bottom line

Our manager believes all employees are dispensable and can be used up and thrown away. → Read More

Avoid wishy washy employee reviews

Employees deserve to receive accurate and helpful reviews, and most want to know how they are performing. → Read More

Your relationships are your greatest assets

People in your network are more likely to help you if you are genuine and sincere → Read More