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Air Jordans

Thanks for adding the new information, as well as your analysis. This is why your blog is one of the few I read that I also ever bother to comment on. I don't do it to hear myself talk - I do it because I know you actually listen.

NotanHRGuy

While I think this applies at all times, it seems to be especially true when times are tough: "In the absence of information, people will assume the worst".

Walter Underwood

I worked with someone who survived three layoffs at Atari. The remaining engineers figured out that they brought in smaller vending machines before the layoff. Apparently it was more important to tell the snack vendor than to tell the employees.

Laurie | Express Yourself to Success

I knew a boss who would walk down different hallways to avoid people.

Many bosses need to be taught how to handle interactions with employees and not just know the information that's coming down. They're supposed to be leaders - leading in good times and bad. Communication is key.

Mary Skyers

The number one mistake is to deliver bad news in a Chinese water torture fashion. Make every attempt to take the pain "ONE TIME"so people don't always fear more pain coming every week. Be thoughtful and long-term thinking drafting initial cuts.

Lesa Caskey

I think we've all had the occasion to witness a boss who isn't available for a week or so. Lots of meetings and a stressed out appearance. The bad news is coming and it's coming soon when that happens.

Rod Johnson

There is an old saying, "No news is good news." This seems to be an automatic default setting for many CEOs. As we know, communication must be elevated in these trying times.

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