Top 12 Posts on Elephants at Work for 2012

Reviewing the top posts for 2012 tells me what’s important to you because you vote each time you search for a topic and it brings you to Elephants at Work. The top topics include: interviewing, being fired, and unethical behavior, thanking your boss, leadership, bully bosses, dysfunctional teams, job references, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), career progression, turnover, and critical thinking skills.

In fact, the exact search terms or questions that readers posed were:

  • the five dysfunctions of a team
  • inflated ego
  • how to deal with a bully boss
  • career progression
  • reducing turnover
  • how to reduce turnover
  • examples of tenacity
  • engineer career path
  • ways to recognize employees
  • norman schwarzkopf leadership
  • when someone hurts you
  • anger in the workplace
  • termination paperwork
  • thanking a boss
  • reasons for leaving a job when fired
  • reduce turnover
  • herrmann brain dominance instrument
  • five dysfunctions of a team
  • trip to abilene
  • hbdi test

The search terms or questions you ask are just one measurement of what’s important because once you visit Elephants at Work, you may wander around and read other posts of interest. The most popular posts for 2012 are:

  1. Interviewing or Job Applications: What do I say if I was fired?
  2. Do I have to sign my termination or separation agreement?
  3. Company or boss demands unethical behavior
  4. Best Approach to Thanking the Boss
  5. Norman Schwartzkopf’s 14 Rules on Leadership
  6. How to Deal with the Bully Boss
  7. Is your team dysfunctional?
  8. Do you ask your boss to be a job reference?
  9. The HBDI Question Series: Part 1
  10. How to Evaluate Career Progression within a Company
  11. 10 Keys for Reducing Turnover
  12. Critical thinking skills – Important, potentially life changing

Let’s see if your focus has changed since the blog’s inception. Here are the top Elephants at Work posts of all time:

  1. Do I have to sign my termination or separation agreement?
  2. Interviewing or Job Applications: What do I say if I was fired?
  3. Company or boss demands unethical behavior
  4. Best Approach to Thanking the Boss
  5. Norman Schwartzkopf’s 14 Rules on Leadership
  6. Critical thinking skills – Important, potentially life changing
  7. Is your team dysfunctional?
  8. Twenty Ways to Recognize Your Employees
  9. 10 Keys for Reducing Turnover
  10. Tenacity – More Than A Leadership Quality
  11. How to Deal with the Bully Boss
  12. The list of assessments

Clearly, career challenges hit the top of each list. Personal and career traits are important too – identifying your strengths through assessments or through examples.

For the last two years, our blog readership has doubled each year. Thank you for being a part of our growing Elephants at Work community and please continue to share your favorite posts with others who can benefit from our career tips.

About Lynn Dessert (429 Posts)

Lynn Dessert is an ICF trained certified NLP Coach specializing in Executive, Career and Life coaching based in Rochester, N.Y. She works with individuals and organizations to maximize personal effectiveness skills—a cornerstone to career advancement. Lynn is the author of What To Do After Being Fired and The Secerts to Successful Job On-Boarding. Start your discovery process by contacting her at 585.249.5149 today.


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