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The Growth Company publishes the following resources, authored by Dr. Lynne Curry, a recognized expert in Human Resources.

Recent Articles by Dr. Curry

How to handle rule-breaking CEOs

As the HR manager for my former company, I was responsible for enforcing all policies. Although our CEO and the three other principals signed the policy against making cellphone calls or texting when driving, it was an open secret they did. In fact, both the CEO and a principal spoke at an all-managers’ teleconference while driving to Wasilla. I reminded the principals many times of the no cellphone usage while driving policies, and they all nodded, but broke the policy....  Full Story >>

Up against a workplace street fighter?

Do you face a street fighter at work? Someone successful, ambitious and challenging who identifies you as a potential threat and acts quickly to take you out? If so, take a lesson from the 2015 political stage.  Full Story >>

Deadlines and excuses

I've worked alongside "Mary" for three years. In those three years, she's never made a mistake -- according to her...  Full Story >>

When work parties go bad

Things got out of hand at our Halloween party. Our company decided to host one as we’d been too busy and short-staffed this summer for our annual fishing trip...  Full Story >>

Need to address workplace bullying? Here are 5 steps

Can an organization truly tackle workplace bullying? Absolutely -- if leaders commit to five steps.  Full Story >>

Revealing reference checks

We recently advertised for a hard-to-fill position in our company. We made an offer to the top candidate prior to completing his reference checks. He accepted, and now we’re worried.  Full Story >>

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